Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019
and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the
'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Other commencement years for this course: 2018 and 2017
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Admission and fees
This course, offered by the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, provides the full range of quantitative, analytical and communication skills necessary to work in the broad domain of public health. It also provides skills in the quantitative methods of the population-based health sciences and their problem-solving application for primary care provision within Australia and developing countries.
This course is flexible by design with units taught online.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
- apply public health related knowledge and skills to address a range of public health problems
- apply epidemiological and biostatistical knowledge and skills in public health practice
- access and understand the origin, availability and optimal use of major data and information resources to describe and analyse the health of populations
- apply research methods to a variety of public health problems
- critically appraise quantitative papers published in the epidemiological and public health literature
- discuss the historical, social and political context of major public health issues
- describe the fundamentals of a health care system
- demonstrate an understanding of global public health issues
- assess the influence and risk of environmental and occupational factors on health
- effectively communicate using a variety of media
- advise on the public health management and control of infectious diseases
- advise on the determinants and public health management of chronic disease and lifestyle factors
- describe key socio-demographic trends and major public health determinants and inequalities
- develop public health policy to reduce the impact of health problems within the community
- design, develop and manage health promotion and disease prevention strategies to reduce the impact of health problems within the community
- demonstrate an understanding of the importance of establish effective partnerships and multi-sectoral action to achieve improved public health outcome
- conduct an evaluation of public health programs
- develop and apply skills in a public health management and/or leadership role.
This course fulfils the core discipline requirements of a Master of Public Health for the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
The course adopts an adult learning approach and is structured in 12 units.
The course comprises 72 points. All students complete all units.
Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.
You must complete:
- MPH5301Not offered in 2019 Health systems and policy
- MPH5302Not offered in 2019 Biostatistics: Concepts and applications
- MPH5303Not offered in 2019 Epidemiology of infectious diseases
- MPH5304 Leading and managing in public health and health care
- MPH5305 Epidemiology: Concepts and applications
- MPH5306 Evaluation in public health
- MPH5307 Introduction to health law principles
- MPH5308Not offered in 2019 Developing health systems
- MPH5309Not offered in 2019 Occupational health and safety
- MPH5310 Introduction to environmental health
- MPH5313 Challenges in public health
- MPH5314Not offered in 2019 Epidemiology of chronic disease
You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:
- Graduate Certificate of Public Health after successful completion of 24 points of study, including MPH5305, MPH5306, MPH5302, MPH5313
- Graduate Diploma of Public Health after successful completion of 48 points of study, including MPH5305, MPH5306, MPH5302, MPH5313