The University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney)
The Master of Public Health (Extension)/Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence enables you to specialise in both public health and infectious disease epidemiology, prevention and control and develop research skills in public health.
The Master of Public Health is widely recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs. This degree also includes a research project which will cultivate your critical thinking and communication skills as you explore contemporary public health issues. When combined with the Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence, you will gain a sophisticated understanding and application across a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge - including infectious diseases intelligence, policy design, implementation and evaluation.
The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving population health and work across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, military and first responder organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors.
IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90
The Master of Public Health (Extension)/Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence can be completed in two years of full-time study or four years part-time. The program is made up of 16 courses total, including:
seven core courses
five elective courses
additional electives which include a research project or research methodology course
Health Promotion and Social Perspectives of Health
Foundations in Public Health and Health Care Systems
Infectious Diseases Challenges: Epidemiology and Control
Outbreak Investigation and Intelligence
Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence
Foundations of Epidemiology
Foundations of Biostatistics
Immunisation Policy and Practice
Applied Research Methods for Public Health
Politics, Surveillance and Public Health
The Global HIV Epidemic: Social Aspects and Impacts
Communicable Disease Control in Global Health
Predictive Modelling in Public Health
Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Setting
For entry into this program, you must have one of the following:
An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of four or more years duration (e.g., MBBS, MD).
An undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management.
In exceptional circumstances, applicants with extensive relevant professional work experience (e.g., hospital-trained nurses, paramedics, Aboriginal health workers) may be considered. A minimum of five years full-time relevant professional experience is required and an interview with the School of Population Health may be conducted.
Examples of relevant fields include, but are not restricted to:
behavioural and social sciences
mathematics and statistics
Indicative First Year Fee
There’s strong demand in Australia and globally for professionals with specialised interdisciplinary skills in public health and infectious diseases. This program can lead to a career in:
government departments and ministries of health
public health networks
local area health services
universities and research institutes
international health policy and funding institutions
mental health services
Indigenous health organisations
military and first responder organisations
health education and advocacy