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					                                     PUBLIC HEALTH – POSTGRADUATE


              MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                   BY RESEARCH




The Master of Public Health by Research is recognized nationally and internationally as the appropriate
qualification for health professionals seeking to work in the public health domain. The first half of the
award is by coursework, the second half requires a research thesis. The coursework provides the
general knowledge and skills for promoting and maintaining the physical, social and mental health of the
public. The research thesis component enables students to focus in depth on their chosen area of public
health. Coursework units are offered through external studies. The thesis component is offered on-
campus full-time and external full-time or part-time.

J14 Master of Public Health by Research                     lecturers are undertaken online via our Blackboard
                                                            facility.
Why Join Our Course?
1)    Available Online                                      Applications:
2)    Graduates may be eligible to apply for various
                                                            Applicants are ranked using a grading schema
      levels of membership with Australian College
      Health Services Executives (ACHSE)                    based on previous study performance, research
3)    Dedicated lecturers & supervisors                     experience and work experience.
4)    Easy access to academic & administration              The grading schema and other essential application
      staff via face-to-face consultation, phone calls,     for admission information are on the Graduate
      emails, & faxes
5)    Comprehensive content coverage                        School website:
                                                            http://www.research.ecu.edu.au/grs
Admission Requirement:                                      International students must also refer to the
A relevant undergraduate degree                             International Students Office for additional
                                                            information:
Assessment Method:                                          http://www.ecu.edu.au/international
Students are formally assessed by written
assignments, examinations, & thesis submission.             Course Fee:
                                                            Master of Public Health by Research studies are
Delivery Method:
                                                            essentially tuition-fee free.
Unit materials are delivered electronically via the
MyECU website. Discussions between students and



                  School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences Email: soebhs@ecu.edu.au
                                          Web: www.chs.ecu.edu.au/org/sebhs
          Course Requirements:                                                                        Unit Descriptions
          Units 1 – 6 Plus Masters Thesis
                                                                                                      HST5120
          Stage 1                                                                                     Epidemiology
          1. HST5161 Public Health: Philosophy, Principles &                                          This unit provides an introduction to the epidemiological
                       Practice                                                                       concepts necessary for studying the distribution and
                                                                                                      determinants of disease in human populations. Topics covered
          2. HST5120 Epidemiology                                                                     include: definition and history of epidemiology; sources of
          3. Public Health Elective                                                                   health information; methods used to analyse and describe the
          Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Public                                     frequency of disease and health risk factors; epidemiological
                                                                                                      research design; assessment of risk; measurement error and
          Health (Q30 / F60) after completing Stage 1                                                 bias; epidemiological associations and causality; presentation
                                                                                                      of epidemiological data; the investigation of disease outbreaks;
          Stage 2                                                                                     and screening for disease; socioeconomic and other
                                                                                                      differentials in health status.
          4. HST5121 Demography & Biostatistics
          5. One Research unit chosen from:                                                           HST5161
              RES5101 Research Preparation: Methods of                                                Public Health Philosophy, Principles & Practice
                                                                                                      This unit introduces students to the history, philosophy and
                        Research                                                                      underlying principles of public health. By examining critically
              RES5102 Research Preparation: Qualitative                                               the development of public health within a social and historical
                        Approaches                                                                    context, students gain an understanding of the ways in which
                                                                                                      public health priorities and practices change with changing
              RES5103 Research Preparation: Quantitative                                              technology and social values. Attention is directed also to the
                        Research Methods                                                              current practice of public health within Australia and
          6. Public Health Elective                                                                   comparable countries.
          Students may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in
                                                                                                      HST5121
          Public Health (Q40 / D70) after completing Stage 2                                          Demography & Biostatistics
                                                                                                      This unit introduces students to biostatistics for public health
                                                                                                      research and practice. The aim of the unit is to enable students
          Stage 3
                                                                                                      to gain an understanding of basic biostatistical concepts and
          7. HST6200 Master of Public Health Thesis                                                   techniques, to gain the necessary skills to undertake and
          Each semester students enrol into research thesis unit                                      interpret basic biostatiscal analyses making use of a statistical
                                                                                                      software package and develop the ability to critically evaluate
          HST6200 at 50% or 100% of full-time enrolment.                                              the use of statistical methods in health-related literature. The
          Duration of thesis is 1 year full-time or part-time                                         emphasis is on an understanding of concepts, practical
          equivalent                                                                                  application of methods and interpretation rather than
                                                                                                      mathematical calculations. This unit examines the sources, use
                                                                                                      and limitations of routinely collected demographic data, with
                                                                                                      particular attention to population data and measures of
                                                                                                      mortality and fertility. The unit also introduces students to
                                                                                                      biostatistics for public health research and practice by
                                                                                                      examining a range of topics including: collecting, organizing
                                                                                                      and summarising data statistical inference; estimation and
                                                                                                      comparison of means, proportions and rates; sample size
                                                                                                      calculation; and simple linear regression.


                                                                                                      A list of Public Health Elective units is available from the
                                                                                                      Student Support Officer.


                                                                                                      For more information or an application form:
                                                                                                      Email: publichealth@ecu.edu.au
                                                                                                      Tel: 134 328




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                                         School of Exercise, Biomedical and Health Sciences Email: soebhs@ecu.edu.au
                                                                               Web: www.chs.ecu.edu.au/org/sebhs

				
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