Following the Queensland flooding, the country has instilled a quick response to ensure its citizens are healthy. Many of the experts involved in this post-flooding strategy include public health specialists, and to honour this hard work, OzTREKK has highlighted public health as its program of the month.
From health promotion to disease prevention, there is a growing international demand for public health professionals in both the government, non-profit and private sectors.
Public health is society’s response to threats to the collective health of its citizens. Public health practitioners work to enhance and protect the health of populations by identifying their health problems and needs, and providing programs and services to address these needs.
Many students across Canada have showcased an increased interest in the postgraduate public health field, especially since the degrees offer a wide range of career options following graduation. Studying in this field as an international student gives Canadians an understanding of the public health realm on an international scale, making Australia a top choice for Canadians.
Master of Public Health programs can be completed by coursework only, coursework with an optional research project, or coursework with a mandatory research project.
The following universities offer a postgraduate program in Public Health:
University of Melbourne: This course aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, analyze and implement policy, plan and evaluate health services and programs, and understand how research and project work are conducted, within the public health context. The MPH also provides the practical skills needed to design, conduct, analyse and report on research. The program is offered in collaboration with three other Melbourne-area universities as part of the Victorian Consortium for Public Health. The MPH is flexible by design and students can modify their specialization during their course as they learn more about Public Health research and practice.