Public health professionals are required to effectively assess and respond to emerging public health issues. This course emphasises a comprehensive assessment of all determinants of health, which include broader social and environmental factors in addition to physical risk factors.
The Master of Public Health course is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings, including health departments and community organisations.
Note: This course is offered as a 1 and 1.5 year pathway with relevant prior qualification.
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Plan a healthier future
As one of Australia’s premier health sciences education institutions, Western is internationally renowned for its teaching and research across both clinical and non-clinical health sciences. This is why graduates from our Master of Public Health are so highly sought-after.
This degree offers current, evidence-based teaching from leading experts in the field. It focusses on all the determinants of health, from broader social and environmental factors to physical risk. It allows you to choose from a wide range of subjects, like policy analysis, economic evaluation, epidemiology and qualitative methods. It gives you access to community development and health promotion programs, and culminates in a research and practice experience.
Mixing study at our Parramatta campus with online units, you’ll learn how to effectively assess and respond to emerging issues in health, and further advance your career.
Flexibility is everything
We know you’re busy with your career and life, so we offer a great mix of flexible on-campus an online study.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus, online
Fees: AUD $27,320*
Delivery: On campus
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Explore careers in areas as diverse as community work, hospital administration, occupational health and safety, health promotion and environmental health. The Master of Public Health also provides a strong platform for a Master of Research or PhD.
If your interest in public health comes with a strong desire to understand how and why disease occurs, you may find your niche in epidemiology. When an outbreak of disease occurs, it will be your job to find its cause and control its spread.
Health Promotion Officer
Health Promotion Officers assists health and community groups to improve the health of individuals and the community by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, disease and disability, and other health-related issues.
Health Education Officer
Health Education Officer's design and deliver education programs around specialist health, sport, and social support. They also visit schools and community groups to assist with the integration of these specialist education programs.
University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.