The Master of Public Health course is a multidisciplinary health program designed for public health practitioners and those wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in public health. As a student of this course, you will complete a number of core units covering a broad range of public health topics as well as a specialised research project in one major discipline.
On completion of this program you will have the education and training to be able to critically evaluate public health issues and public health information, provide effective and targeted public health communication, understand the impact of inequalities and social disadvantage on individual and community health, develop effective self-management and learning programs, conduct ethically appropriate research, and use the relevant technologies.
This is a restricted program. Enrolment is only available to students who have been accepted into this program.
Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying.
If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks.
Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.
Areas of study
You will have the opportunity to specialise in the following areas:
Applied epidemiology and biostatistics
If you choose not to study the entire Master of Public Health degree you may be able to complete an alternative qualification. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study period.
Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a:
Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.
OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
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The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.
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