Credit points


Minimum duration

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne
  • Online


Online via Open Universities Australia (OUA)

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have:

a. a Bachelor degree (or higher) or equivalent;


b. successfully completed a Graduate Diploma in Public Health;


c. Either:

  1. A grade point average of  at least 4.2  on the ACU 7 point scale in a Bachelor degree; or
  2. A minimum of two years professional experience in health (or related field), including Honours or other postgraduate study in health; or
  3. Suitable practical experience in public health, global health or humanitarian assistance to the satisfaction of the course coordinator.

Disclaimer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Master of Public Health, a student must complete 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings comprising of:

a. 80 cp specified Public Health Units (Part A); and

b. 80 cp Stream Units, consisting of either:

i. Research Stream:

  1. 20 cp Elective units (Part B);
  2. 60 cp Specified Research units (Part C);

ii. Project Stream:

  1. 60 cp Elective units (Part B);
  2. 20 cp Specified Project units (Part D)

Part A : Specified Public Health Units

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC641Introduction to Health Sciences Research10
PUBH610History and Principles of Public Health10
PUBH611Health Promotion10
PUBH630Determinants of Health10
PUBH631Disease Prevention and Management10
PUBH632Public Health Law and Policy10

Part B : Elective Units

Complete 20 to 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC604Quality and Safety in Health Care10
HLSC605Leadership in Health Care10
HLSC606Workforce Management10
HLSC646Qualitative Research Methods10
HLSC647Quantitative Research Methods10
MGMT638Ethical Leadership10
PUBH640Global Health and Sustainable Development10
PUBH641Humanitarian Assistance and Health10
PUBH642Global Nutrition and Food Security10
PUBH643Health Advocacy10
EDEL686First Nations Knowing: Australian Context10

Part C : Specified Research Stream Units

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
HLSC646Qualitative Research Methods10
HLSC647Quantitative Research Methods10
CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PUBH651Public Health Research Thesis A20
PUBH652Public Health Research Thesis B20
PHIL623Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice10

Part D : Specified Project Stream Unit

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PUBH650Public Health Capstone20

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