Master of Public Health
Address public health challenges locally and around the world
Deepen your knowledge of current global and environmental health issues. You’ll explore ethics, health policy, systems, and economics. Accredited by the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready. During this course you will:
- Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases.
- Identify environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a given community.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of health policy and management to promote and optimise health and welfare.
Public Health professionals work in a range of roles in government, private, not-for-profit organisations and the university sector. The Potential career paths include: are diverse and can be found in a range of employment settings. Potential career paths include:
- Health Promotion Officer
- Health Services Worker
- Community Development Officer
- Research and Development Officer
Professional recognitionOn graduation, you are eligible to register with the Public Health Association of Australia.
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above OR
- Combination of formal (below AQF7) or non-formal qualifications and seven years of relevant experience in a health professional role.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
This degree gives health professionals from a broad range of backgrounds the advanced knowledge and skills to address public health challenges locally and around the world. You’ll enhance your understanding of current global and environmental health issues, ethical practice, health policy, systems and economics, along with social, behavioural and cultural determinants of health and welfare.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 1.5 years full time, part-time options available, 1 year accelerated
Recommended Study Pattern
This course consists of 12 subjects. You are required to complete 8 core, 1 specialisation and 3 elective subjects. A year consists of three study periods called trimesters, each with a duration of 12 weeks. The Master of Public Health would normally be undertaken, over 1.5 years or 5 trimesters. In part-time mode, the course might be undertaken over approximately 3 years. Please note, some subjects have required prerequisites.