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University of Newcastle School of Public Health in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Public Health

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University and Faculty: University of Newcastle
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Program: Master of Public Health
University Location: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 150,000
Student Population: 40,206
Campus Location: Callaghan campus, Newcastle
Program Duration: 1 year
Semester Intake: February and July each year
Next Intake: July 2017
Est. Annual Tuition: $30,900 AUD (2017)

The aim of the Newcastle Master of Public Health is to provide graduates with the skills required to improve population health through appropriate planning for the health needs of populations or specific at-risk groups; the assessment of social, behavioural and environmental determinants of health and illness; the development and implementaion of effective and efficient approaches to health services and programs; and the appropriate evaluation and improvement of population health services and programs using appropriate research methods.

The program provides its students with opportunities to undertake professional development and develop a strong foundation in public health. The program will be of interest to individuals of all ages, at any stage of their career, who have a basic undergraduate degree in health and are working in, or intending to work in, the area of public health. This includes clinicians and allied health professionals, health planners and managers, individuals working in health promotion, health protection or health surveillance. The program has a strong quantitative component, and builds on the excellent national and international profile of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, based on 25 years of postgraduate education and 18 years of distance learning.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible to apply, you must have

  • a Bachelor degree in an approved health-related discipline; or
  • other qualifications approved by the pro-vice-chancellor, Faculty of Health.


Total Number of Places in the Program: variable

Application Deadline: While there is no set application deadline, candidates are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program start date.

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