|University and Faculty:||James Cook University (JCU)
College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
|Program:||Master of Public Health|
|University Location:||Townsville, Queensland, Australia|
|Campus Location:||Townsville, Queensland
(option for distance education delivery mode)
|Program Duration:||1.5 years|
|Semester Intake:||February and July each year|
|Next Intake:||July 2017|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$30,000 AUD (2018)|
The Division of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University is one of the largest postgraduate public health training programs in Australia, and was one of a select group of academic institutions funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist in training public health professionals.
The training programs not only cover the core public health competencies, but also offer a particular focus on the challenges facing health professionals working in tropical, rural and remote environments. Special attention is given to the needs of high-risk community groups, including refugee and migrant populations, and Indigenous Australians. Specific elements within the programs are tailored to particular workforce needs:
The Master of Public Health at JCU enables health professionals to gain postgraduate qualifications in the public health sector and is designed to serve the needs of health professionals in rural and remote areas, particularly in the tropics.
This course is designed for health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline. It provides the skills and knowledge to communicate public health information, to engage in professional health practices and to ensure healthy environments, particularly in rural and remote areas.
There are four majors available within the Master of Public Health
The JCU School of Public Health ensures the program undertakes high quality and relevant teaching, research and training in population health, with a special focus on the tropics, northern Australia, Indigenous Australia and Australia's near neighbours.James Cook University is famous for its focus on tropical and remote health and medicine and provides several programs unique to Australia. James Cook University has
JCU is now recognized as a world leader in tropical health and medical research and biotechnology. International research projects in these fields has contributed to JCU being ranked in the top 5% of universities worldwide.
In order to be considered for JCU's Master of Public Health, applicants must
Total Number of Places in the Program: no set limit
Number of Places of International Students: no set limit
Application Deadline: While there is no set application deadline, candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program start date.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Adam Smith