The Master of Health and International Development is a 72-unit program offered by the College of Medicine and Public Health.
The Master of Health and International Development requires the completion of 72 units of work and is normally available to applicants who hold an approved degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution.
The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
Credit may be granted, on application, for relevant work already completed in other approved programs.
Up to 18 units of credit will be awarded to applicants who:
Up to 36 units of credit will be awarded to applicants who have:
Demonstrated excellence in practice will include any combination of the following appropriate to the field:
The course aims to provide students with:
Graduates will have:
To qualify for the Master of Health and International Development, a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
All students must complete the following five core topics.
DVST8010 Development Problems, Policies and Programs (4.5 units)
PHCA9501 Social Determinants of Health and Well Being (4.5 units)
PHCA9505 Primary Health Care Practice in Developing Countries (9 units)
PHCA9509 Public Health Practice Development (9 units)
PHCA9514 Action on Social Determinants of Health (4.5 units)
DVST9031 Gender Analysis (4.5 units)* OR
DVST9032 Gender Mainstreaming (4.5 units)*
Plus 36 units of option topics
DVST9022 Theory and Evidence in Contemporary Development (4.5 units)
DVST9031 Gender Analysis* (4.5 units)
DVST9032 Gender Mainstreaming* (4.5 units)
MMED9103 Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health (4.5 units)
MMED9104 Introduction to Epidemiology for Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9502A Qualitative Research Methods - Part A (4.5 units)
PHCA9502B Qualitative Research Methods - Part B (4.5 units)
PHCA9503 Research Methods for Social Epidemiology (9 units)
PHCA9504 Critical Practice in Indigenous Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9506 Program Planning and Evaluation in Public Health (9 units)
PHCA9507 Health Promotion in Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9510 Leadership and the New Public Health (4.5 units)
PHCA9511A Social Statistics in Public Health - Part A (4.5 units)
PHCA9511B Social Statistics in Public Health - Part B (4.5 units)
PHCA9518 Food Democracy for Public Health Practice (4.5 units)
POAD9026 Management in Non-Government Organisations (4.5 units)
PPHR9701 Population Studies (4.5 units)
PPHR9741 Women's Health and Child Survival (4.5 units)
*Topic can only be completed once towards the Master of Health and International Development.
With the permission of the course coordinator, students may be permitted to undertake other appropriate option topics.
Except with permission of the Dean (Education):
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 18 units or more topics, or the award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion, may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.
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