Master of Public Health

Become a leader in public health research - influence global populations and health systems.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Berwick
Gippsland - Churchill
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
-
Berwick
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
-
Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
-
View all semester start dates
Length
2 years
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements
Entry requirements apply to this course.

With a strong emphasis on research, the Master of Public Health program provides professionals from multidisciplinary backgrounds with enhanced skills to pursue a career in public health.

A conceptual understanding of public health and research is developed throughout first year, and in the second year, individual interest areas are pursued through one of the five specialisations: 

  • Research - focus on a research topic of your interest and of public health importance, develop in-depth knowledge on research methods and relevant practical skills for conducting a small-scale research under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.
     
  • Project - develop in-depth knowledge on the design and implementation of public health projects. Focus on theoretical concepts and practical skills for designing and implementing a public health project of your choice under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.
     
  • Public Health Informatics - learn more about the application of data and technology for public health practice and research. Develop in-depth knowledge of theoretical concepts and relevant practical skills for conducting  a small-scale research focusing on public health Informatics under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.
     
  • Public Health Economics - advance your skills in the analyses of healthcare costs, cost effectiveness/resource utilisation and health economics for public health practice and research. Develop in-depth knowledge of theoretical concepts and relevant practical skills for conducting a small-scale research focusing on public health economics under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.
     
  • Health System Management - explore human experiences in healthcare settings including contemporary professional, ethical, social justice, political, consumer considerations and leadership roles, and utilise these for public health practice and research. Develop in-depth knowledge of theoretical concepts and relevant practical skills for conducting a small-scale research focusing on health system management under the mentorship of an experienced supervisor.

This program is also available as a graduate certificate and graduate diploma option.

The Master of Public Health program prepares you to be a public health professional. There are multiple career options available in Australia and globally including working within the public and private sectors, development agencies and universities as a researcher, policy officer, health promotion officer, or as an academic. Graduates can be involved in managing and evaluating public health programs, formulating and implementing policies. You may also pursue further study and complete a PhD.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

GLOBAL HEALTH DETERMINANTS
HEALT6000, 30 credit points
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH
HEAPH6001, 15 credit points
EPIDEMIOLOGY
HEAPH6002, 15 credit points
HEALTH PROMOTION
HEAPH6007, 15 credit points

Semester 2

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS OF LITERATURE
HEALT6002, 30 credit points
BIOSTATISTICS
HEAPH6003, 15 credit points
INDIGENOUS HEALTH
HEAPH6004, 15 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

Specialisation Courses

Electives

Semester 2

Specialisation Courses

Electives

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

 

To be eligible for this program you must hold:

• Successful completion of a recognised 3-year Australian bachelor degree or overseas equivalent; or

• Other university qualification and appropriate industry experience

You may exit the program at 12 months and receive a Graduate Diploma of Public Health, following the completion of 120 credit points, or exit the program at 6 months and receive a Graduate Certificate in Public Health, following the completion of 60 credit points.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HP9

CRICOS code: 102482F

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$7,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

 

Students who have successfully completed a fourth year of university study may be eligible to apply for entry into the program with up to 120 credit points (equivalent to 1 year of full-time study)  

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Health