Master of Public Health
Australian Higher Education Loan Program (HELP)
Online & on-campus
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As Australia’s #1 university for graduate starting salary (Good Universities Guide, 2022), University of Southern Queensland is the right place to make real progress. Regardless of your education history, your age or your aspirations, at UniSQ you’ll be inspired by quality learning experiences matched with top resources and research. Having delivered distance and online learning for over 40+ years, UniSQ supports you to learn at your own pace—exactly how it suits you.
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What you'll learn
On completion of the program, graduates should be able to:
- Select and critically apply an evidence-based approach to public health practice and research.
- Critically evaluate the scope of contemporary public health practice within an interdisciplinary context and apply critical reflection in practice.
- Function effectively as a team member including behaving in an ethical and culturally safe manner when interacting with clients, other professionals and the broader community.
- Communicate ways of working respectfully and collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in public health practice, and culturally and linguistically diverse peoples and communities.
- Strategically utilise specialised skills and advanced theoretical knowledge to analyse, evaluate and communicate complex health information.
- Apply specialised skills and theoretical knowledge to detect, prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases among human populations.
- Critically appraise, synthesise and apply relevant health promotion and health protection concepts and knowledge to promote population health through mediating, advocating, and enabling changes in behavioural, social, economic, cultural and physical environments.
- Promote efficient and equitable gains in population health by developing appropriate policy, legislation, regulation, governance and/or fiscal measures.
As a public health specialist, you'll have the unique opportunity to be involved in campaigns that save lives. Graduates gain the necessary skills to address complex health issues and can help shape the future of healthcare in Australia and globally. Most roles at the graduate-level are project-based and include titles, such as Public Health Officer, Project Manager, Health Promotion Officer, Health & Well-Being Coordinator, or Health Advocate.
Completed Bachelor Degree in the area of health or equivalent + GPA over 4.80 + English Language Proficiency OR Completion of Bachelor Degree in a different discipline + GPA over 4.80 + one year full-time work experience in a healthcare setting + English Language Proficiency
On campus requirementsResidential School/s + Placement
Credit for previous study or work
Prepare for the emerging healthcare challenges of the 21st century and study a Master of Public Health. Make an impact in local and global communities to address social, cultural, economic, and environmental health issues. Develop your analytical, research, and communication skills and undertake public health practice in the community. The industry placements provide a rich learning experience that will see you ideally positioned to grasp employment opportunities with your own emerging networks of colleagues. Explore epidemiology, social and behavioural determinants of health, health systems, environmental and physical determinants of health, as well as health promotion.
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