Master of Public Health (online option available)

General

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Programme Description

Do you care about the health and medical care of people around the world? The Master of Public Health will give you the skills and experience you need to get into the public health and population health sector, either through research or the workforce.

It offers a unique mix of applied education and practical techniques tackling contemporary global health problems.

The program is offered both online or in-person and has an advanced option available that incorporates a research project. The courses will teach you the basic knowledge and incorporate electives to allow you to follow your interests. The skills you learn can be workplace-related.

Your teachers will be practising researchers who bring to the classroom their findings from case studies and the field, including their work from on the frontlines of COVID-19. You'll also have access to leading practitioners as guest lecturers, thanks to our close relationships with government departments and industry bodies in Canberra.

What you'll learn

You will graduate from the Master of Public Health with knowledge of globally significant fields including ageing, mental health, health services research, global health, chronic disease epidemiology, environment, climate and health, infectious disease epidemiology and modelling, and society, culture and health.

In this program you'll learn:

  • Use analytical tools to define and describe public health problems
  • Learn what impacts the need, demand, and use of health care and public health service
  • Explain the societal, behavioural, biological and socioeconomic causes of disease
  • Integrate knowledge and research method skills to address a research question
  • Understand the factors that affect major health problems in populations
  • Critically evaluate research findings in medical, public health and science journals
  • Solve public health problems with creativity, curiousness and evidence-based rigour
  • Apply advanced research methods skills through a sustained piece of scholarship

Advanced program

The Advanced program provides you with the opportunity to extend your practical, coursework experience in public health with the development and implementation of a research project. It is particularly relevant if you want to benefit from the research strengths of ANU and its ready access to the local and national health administration policy scenes.

Public health careers

A Master of Public Health from ANU is an internationally-recognised population health qualification from Australia’s number 1 university (QS World University Rankings 2020).

You will graduate with the skills to improve the mental and physical health of a whole population. You can find work in Australia and overseas in non-government organisations, primary health care, policy roles, research and private consultancies.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

You’ll find our researchers at the forefront of scientific practice and discovery, wherever it may be. Whether it’s on the front line of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, on a tree branch in the Tas ... Read More

You’ll find our researchers at the forefront of scientific practice and discovery, wherever it may be. Whether it’s on the front line of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, on a tree branch in the Tasmanian wilderness peering into a parrot’s nest, among the life-support machines of the neonatal intensive care unit or at a lab bench, and in front of the classroom. Read Less