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Griffith University Public Health School in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Public Health

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University and Faculty: Griffith University
Faculty of Health
Program: Master of Public Health
University Location: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
City Population: 590,000 million
Student Population: 50,000
Campus Location: Gold Coast
Program Duration: 1 – 1.5 years
Trimester Intakes: Feb., July, and Oct. each year
Next Avail. Intake: July 2019
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $29,000 AUD (2019)

The discipline of Public Health at Griffith falls under the School of Medicine. It is the study and management of human health in the greater community and environment.

The Master of Public Health is a multi-disciplinary program that provides the knowledge and skills to work in a wide range of public health professions. The program integrates knowledge and practice from fields such as environmental health, health promotion, nutrition, public health and epidemiology. It focuses on the systems and practices that shape the health of nations, communities and individuals and the environments in which they live, work and take their leisure.

Public health students at Griffith University investigate issues that help determine quality of life, such as globalisation, technology, environmental degradation and population trends, lifestyle and nutrition, control of existing and emerging communicable diseases, workplace health, and food and drug safety.

The Master of Public Health (incorporating the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma) allows students to develop and further their careers in public health practice, research and/or management. Students can focus their work in health on disease prevention and health promotion.


Unique Features of the Program

Master of Public Health Students will be able to take advantage of Griffith University's carefully considered industry links and gain valuable work-ready skills through professional placements, some of which are based in Asia.

Students will focus on the socio-ecological model of public health that emphasises and analyses the important interactions between the social, biological, economic and environmental determinants of health. They will learn how to apply this analytical skill set to plan, implement and evaluate population-based interventions that protect and promote health. Studies are focused by selecting from a range of electives in areas such as public health nutrition, health promotion, environmental health, and health services management.


Why International Students Like to Study this Program

Griffith public health graduates will be prepared for a career in areas such as environmental health management, epidemiology and biostatistics, health policy, health program planning and evaluation, health promotion and public health nutrition. Graduates may find career opportunities within government health departments, in public health teams, in community health and in academia, or find opportunities in non-government organisation health agencies and international aid agencies.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

This degree is recognized as a public health qualification in a number of professional fields. It fulfills the academic coursework requirements of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.


Admissions Criteria/Entry requirements for Canadians

To be eligible to apply, you must have a suitable bachelor's degree in a related field (public health; health services management; environmental health; allied health, medicine, nursing, psychology, clinical, research biomedical health and social science).

Those with a suitable postgraduate qualification (master's, graduate certificate, or graduate diploma) in a related field may be eligible for up to 40 credit points of credit and may be able to complete the program in 1 year.


Total Number of Places in the Program: 110

Number of Places for International Students: approximately 33

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: Meghan Strank

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