Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health

Make your mark in the health system and shape solutions to some of the world’s biggest health problems. Study a Master of Public Health at La Trobe University.

Australia’s growing population is increasing pressure on our health care system and now more than ever we need skilled leaders to shape its future. Graduate with the ability to step into leadership roles and work across teams with sociologists, mathematicians, policymakers and clinicians to solve complex public health challenges.

Study 100 per cent online and build important foundations in systems thinking, epidemiology, policy and research methods. During your course, you'll learn how to gather, interpret and leverage health data to create a healthier society, as well as understand the fundamental principles of promotion, protection and prevention. Plus develop your research skills and learn how to influence our health systems.

With La Trobe's Master of Public Health, you'll graduate with the practical skills, relevant experience and personal insights required to lead real change at a local, national or even international level.

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  • Qualification:
    Master's Degree
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    From 12 months
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    La Trobe University
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    Community Development Officer | Policy and Project Officer | Project Manager | Health Promotion Officer | Health Researcher | View All

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Make your mark in the health system and shape solutions to some of the world’s biggest health problems. Study a Master of Public Health at La Trobe University.

Australia’s growing population is increasing pressure on our health care system and now more than ever we need skilled leaders to shape its future. Graduate with the ability to step into leadership roles and work across teams with sociologists, mathematicians, policymakers and clinicians to solve complex public health challenges.

Study 100 per cent online and build important foundations in systems thinking, epidemiology, policy and research methods. During your course, you’ll learn how to gather, interpret and leverage health data to create a healthier society, as well as understand the fundamental principles of promotion, protection and prevention. Plus develop your research skills and learn how to influence our health systems.

With La Trobe’s Master of Public Health, you’ll graduate with the practical skills, relevant experience and personal insights required to lead real change at a local, national or even international level.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • 240 credit point pathway (2 years): Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent);
  • 180 credit point pathway – COGNATE ENTRY (18 months): Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) in a health related field;
  • 120 credit point pathway – COGNATE ENTRY (12 months): Successful completion of a 3 year Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent) plus honours in a health related field;
  • All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement;
  • The University will access your official transcript upon application;
  • 6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

In this health course, the subjects you may study include: 

Year 1

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Principles of Public Health
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Systems Thinking and Leadership
  • Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health
  • Health Systems
  • Public Health Responses
  • Health Promotion Strategy and Practice

Advanced Practice

  • Quantitative Research Methods in Health
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Project Management in Health
  • Action Learning Study 
  • Action Learning Study
  • Applied Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Health
  • Qualitative Methods in Health Research
  • Minor Thesis 

Health Management Specialisation

  • Management and Leadership in Health
  • Health Care Quality
  • Strategy and Operation Management
  • Financial Management in Health Services
  • Health Law and Ethics

For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

Where Will It Lead Me?

When you graduate, you'll receive a Master of Public Health from La Trobe University. 

This qualification will arm you with the know-how to take on roles in in healthcare, community, research and policy with titles like Policy, Evaluation or Health Promotion Officer, Researcher, Community Development Worker and more. 

Curious about where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

The full fee for this course is AU $27,600 – AU $55,200 depending on previous educational background.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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