In a nutshell
Apply your advanced health skills to tackling some of our world’s greatest challenges with this Master of Public Health course from Edith Cowan University.
Designed for students with an interest in public health but no formal academic background, this qualification will equip you with the specialised skills and advanced knowledge required to build a new career responding to the world’s public health problems.
Informed by industry professionals, this course equips you with the skillset required for international professional best practice, while offering a diverse range of study areas relevant to your interests.
In this course, you’ll learn the key philosophies, principles and practices underpinning contemporary public health practice, and develop skills in planning, evaluation and research. You’ll study key areas of public health, including epidemiology, biostatistics, maternal and child health, ageing, law and ethics, environmental health, addiction, and food science and nutrition.
With a focus on health leadership and program development, this qualification positions graduates to seek employment in program management roles in the broad field of public health.If you’re interested in building an exciting career working to counter systemic community health problems, this qualification is your next career step.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:
- Hold an Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); AND
- Demonstrate commitment to the field of public health. This may include, but is not limited to: membership of a community or professional group dedicated to public health-related goals, publication of written work on a public health issue in the media or in a professional publication, volunteer or paid work experience in a community organisation that seeks to advance the interests of a disadvantaged population or equivalent; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course
In this health course, the subjects you may study include:
- Public health: Philosophy, principles and practice
- Public health planning and evaluation
- Research preparation: Principles and approaches
- Diversity, culture and health
- Health science research project 1
- Health science research project 2
- Public health strategies
- Public health leadership
- Communicable disease
- Law and ethical issues
- Maternal, child and youth health
- Drug use and addictive behaviours
- Ageing, health and wellbeing
- Principles of environmental health
- Occupational health management
- Food vision
- Applied food science and systems
- Public health nutrition
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: