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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: 445,000
Student Population: 37,181
Campus Location: Callaghan campus, Newcastle (option for distance education delivery mode)
Program Duration: 1 year
Semester Intakes: Feb and July each year
Next Avail. Intake: July 2019
Est. Annual Tuition: $32,560 AUD (2019)

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 Master of Public Health will provide you with a comprehensive education at a superior level. Designed for individuals who have already successfully completed a bachelor degree in an approved public health related discipline, you will be required to complete eight courses, four of which are compulsory:

Student are introduced to basic statistical concepts in data presentation, probability distributions, confidence intervals hypothesis testing, sample size and power. You will learn to understand statistical reasoning and its application to epidemiological studies as well as read and critically evaluate the statistical section of journal articles.

Basic concepts are learned, including the distribution and determinants of disease in specific populations and the application of this knowledge to the evaluation and control of health problems in the community.

Public health
Students learn the biological, social and environmental causes and patterns in disease in populations, as well as gain an understanding of economic and political processes in determining evidence-based interventions to address those diseases of significance within populations.

Social and ecosystem health
This course draws together two important emerging areas of public health: social determinants of health inequality and the ecosystem health perspective (ecohealth). You will come to understand the social and ecosystem causes of human disease which is essential for developing and implementing effective public health policies.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible to apply, you must have minimum of a four-year undergraduate degree in a field related to public health such as medicine, biomedical/medical science, nursing, allied health, dentistry, psychology, veterinary science, education, law, engineering, business, commerce, science and arts. Applicants with a three-year undergraduate degree should possess an Honours degree or additional postgraduate qualifications such as a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or a minimum of one year’s work experience in a related field.


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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