Overview

The Master of Public Health and Master of Infectious Disease Intelligence is a double degree providing essential knowledge and skills for those pursuing a career in public health with a focus on infectious diseases epidemiology and control. The program enables students to better understand infectious diseases in the era of new and emerging disease threats. You’ll also learn sophisticated management approaches for the identification, assessment, prevention and control of infectious diseases. The Master of Public Health is widely regarded as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research and management of health programs. When combined with the Masters of Infectious Disease Intelligence, you will acquire a deep understanding of multidisciplinary knowledge including infectious diseases intelligence, policy design, implementation and evaluation.

Program Code

9059

UAC Code

910840 (CSP) 910841

CRICOS Code

096231B

Total units of credit (UOC)

72

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

10

Why choose this degree?

On graduating from this double degree, you will be ready to contribute to improving population health, with a focus on the public health aspects of infectious disease epidemiology and control.

Who should choose this degree?

This approach will suit you if you’re interested in working in health policy, service and research roles related to infectious diseases prevention and control.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Work in ministries and departments of health
  • Government
  • Non-government and voluntary organisations
  • Military and first responder organisations
  • Primary care as well as community healthcare services

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have either:

An undergraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) and two years full-time professional or volunteer experience. This may also include equivalent professional experience acquired as part of a degree of 4 or more years duration (e.g. MBBS, MD) OR

An undergraduate degree plus an honours or postgraduate degree in a field relevant to public health or health management (see list below) *Examples include, but are not restricted to, medicine, nursing, allied health, health sciences, biomedical sciences, dentistry, sociology, behavioural and social sciences, social work, psychology, marketing, human services, emergency services, environmental health, veterinary science, health administration, business, management, engineering, law, science, mathematics and statistics, economics, policy studies and development studies.

Applications will be assessed in accordance with the UNSW Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and Procedure.

Application Procedure

For Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

For international students, applications for postgraduate coursework programs at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine are online through UNSW Apply Online.

Please contact the Student Services office for further information postgrad-sphcm@unsw.edu.au

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.

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