Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Master of Public Health


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Key information

  • 72 credit points
  • 1.5 years full time (maximum 3 years), up to 6 years part time
  • Course code: 91550
  • Intake periods: February and July

Important dates


Semester 1 2013:

Applications are now being accepted
Applications due 3 February 2013


Semester 1: 25 February 2013
Semester 2: 30 July 2013

Important dates at UWA

This course provides you with a strong background for a career in public health research or practice. In particular, it gives you a sound footing in the foundation disciplines of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and health promotion, plus an exploration of the broader social context in which public health programs are planned, delivered and evaluated.

Course outline

The course by way of coursework and dissertation consists of

and one of the following dissertation units (24 points)

and three of the following units

The course by way of coursework consists of

optionally one of the following project units

and seven of the following units (five if taking a project unit)

1 full time; 2 part time

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have

  • (a) a bachelor's degree from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty or
  • (b) the Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies from this University with a weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty

English Language Competence

All UWA coursework programs have a minimum level of English language competence necessary, for both Domestic and International students.

Course enquiries

Director of Population Health Postgraduate Studies
Professor David Preen

Telephone: (+61 8) 6488 1307
Email: david.preen@uwa.edu.au