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MC-PUBHL

Public Health

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Learn how to address traditional and emerging public health issues to protect and improve the health of populations.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Master of Public Health
  • Duration

    Duration

    2 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    400
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    064462G
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth,  Curtin University Malaysia
Course outline

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Semester 1, 2024

1 May 2023

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Semester 2, 2024

Applications now open!

4 July 2024

Semester 1, 2025

12 August 2024

6 February 2025

Semester 2, 2025

7 April 2025

3 July 2025

Course outline
Public Health

Outline

Outline

We also offer an accelerated 1.5 year Master of Public Health (Practice).

Take advantage of current government subsidies for this course. Save up to two-thirds on fees and upgrade your qualifications.*

*Subsidies available for Australian and New Zealand citizens only.

This new multidisciplinary course is designed for those seeking to develop their skills and knowledge in public health. Whether you already work in public health or want to move into the field, our course prepares you for contemporary public health practice that addresses traditional and emerging issues that threaten to negatively impact communities and the environment. 

You will acquire conceptual knowledge and practical skills to support public health action across educational, organisational, socio-economic, environmental and political domains to improve population health.

In your second year you will have the opportunity to carry out research with an academic supervisor or enhance your practice and leadership skills.

Course content is aligned to the competencies from the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia, exploring:

  • Health monitoring and surveillance
  • Disease prevention and control
  • Health promotion
  • Health protection
  • Health policy, planning and management
  • Evidence-informed professional population health practice.

Our Master of Public Health students come from a variety of fields, including medicine and allied health, biomedical and laboratory-based sciences, nutrition, occupational and environmental health, health promotion, social sciences, education, communications, business and management.

You can exit this course with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health or a Graduate Diploma in Public Health once you have completed certain units. Other certificates and diplomas may also be available in combination with this course.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

How this course will make you industry ready

  • The curriculum is designed from a global public health perspective. You will be collaborating with peers from all over the world.
  • There are a number of study options available including fully online, full-time or part-time study.
  • You will acquire important knowledge and skills, which will benefit you from day one and help you make a difference in your current role.
  • You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced teaching staff.

What jobs can the Public Health course lead to?

As a graduate, you may work in a number of fields, including health administration, protection or promotion. You may work in the public sector or with nongovernment organisations, such as the Heart Foundation, Cancer Council and Red Cross; or with research institutes, universities and international bodies, such as the World Health Organization.

What you'll learn

  • apply research based specialised knowledge including recent developments in public health together with applicable research principles and methods
  • reflect critically on theoretical knowledge, public health scholarship, advocacy and professional practice
  • investigate, analyse and synthesize complex information and problems that impact directly or indirectly on public health outcomes
  • interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non specialist audiences
  • evaluate the applicability of existing and emerging technologies for public health practice
  • apply knowledge and skills to new situations in the course of public health practice leading to further learning
  • critically evaluate the impact of environmental and geographical context, local institutions and culture on public health outcomes
  • articulate, defend and apply a theoretical understanding of social justice implicit in public health practice
  • demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability when interacting with diverse individuals, communities and organisations as an advocate/champion of public health

Studying at Curtin was empowering for me and enabled professional and personal growth. The course provided a very comprehensive base of study that improved my knowledge, skills, and attitudes in public health.

Chimwemwe Tembo

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

A bachelor degree from a tertiary institution preferably in health, education, behavioural sciences, social sciences or management.

You will also be required to provide supplementary information with your application.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.5

Application Requirements

Please refer to our application requirements before applying for this Curtin course.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$8,900*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

$25,275*

Domestic

Domestic

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Semester 2
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-PUBHL
  • CRICOS code: 064462G
  • Last updated on: 20 April 2024

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