Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Master of Public Health – Practice specialisation


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Key information

  • 96 credit points
  • 2 years full time (maximum 4 years), up to 6 years part time
  • Course code by coursework: 92550 
  • Course code by coursework and dissertation: 92560
  • 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 graduates with a strong background for a career in public health research or practice. In particular, it provides a sound footing in the foundation units of epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics and health promotion, as well as the broader social context in which public health programmes are planned, delivered and evaluated.
It also provides an opportunity for the student to undertake a period of supervised practice within a public health context.

Course outline

The course by way of coursework and dissertation consists of

Specialisation unit

and one of the following dissertation units (24 points)

and three of the following units

The course by way of coursework consists of

Specialisation unit

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

Admission to the Master of Public Health requires

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