Master of Public Health (MPubHlth)

Program Code

MPH

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The program aims to stimulate students to think creatively about the social, cultural, economic and environmental determinants of health and illness in populations and about the organisation and delivery of public health services, including policies and practices that support and improve the health of people.

There are two specialisations. The Public Health specialisation is intended to equip graduates for careers in public health or to broaden the public health orientation of their current work for those with established careers.

The Population Oral Health specialisation equips graduates with the knowledge and skills they will need to think creatively about the many individual, family, community, environmental and dental system factors associated with the oral health of populations.

The Master of Public Health is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Conditions

Condition of Enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Head of School/Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Condition of continuing enrolment
Research dissertation: A student must complete core and elective courses to a value of 36 units with a minimum GPA of 5.0, before proceeding to the research dissertation.
Research thesis: A student must complete core and elective courses to a value of 24 units with a minimum GPA of 5.0, before proceeding to the research thesis.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Public Health

There shall be a Master of Public Health .

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

Conversion Program
To qualify for the degree of Master of Public Health as a Conversion program, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study with a combined total of not less than 48 units. The Conversion program is available in one of the following specialisations:

  • Public Health
  • Population Oral Health

The Public Health and Population Oral Health specialisations (Research Pathway) comprise of a number of options:

Option # 1 (Dissertation)
1. Core courses the to value of 24 units.
2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units.
3. Dissertation to the value of 12 units.

Option # 2 (Thesis)
1. Core courses to the value of 21 units.
2. Elective courses to the value of 3 units.
2. Thesis to the value of 24 units.

The Public Health and Population Oral Health specialisations (Professional Practice Pathway) comprise of:

1. Core courses to the value of 24 units.
2. Elective courses to the value of 12 units.
3. Professional Practice Placement to the value of 12 units.

Extension Program
The Extension program is only available in the Public Health specialisation.

To qualify for the degree of Master of Public Health as an Extension program, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study with a combined total of either 24 or 36 units:

Option # 1
The 24 Unit Extension Program comprises of:
1. Up to five (5) Core courses to the value of 15 units.
2. Up to  five (5) Elective courses to the value of 15 units.

Option # 2
The 36 Unit Extension Program comprises of:
1. Up to seven (7) Core courses to the value of 21 units.
2. Up to five (5) Elective courses to the value of 15 units.