Public Health

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus | External (selected streams only) | Online (selected streams only)

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Public Health
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC068 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2GC568 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: External

Course name: Master of Public Health (Cancer Prevention Stream) 
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM108 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM508 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 020926K

Course name: Master of Public Health (Chronic Conditions Management Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM109 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM509 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 020926K

Course name: Master of Public Health (Health Service Management Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM079 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM579 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 020926K

Course name: Master of Public Health (Primary Health Care Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM080 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM580 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 020926K

Course name: Master of Public Health (Public Health Epidemiology)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM216 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM516 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 020926K

Course name: Master of Public Health (Public Health Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM081 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM581 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 020926K

Course name: Master of Public Health (Public Health Nutrition Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM082 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM582 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 020926K

Course name: Master of Public Health (Public Health Research Stream)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years 
SATAC code: 2CM083 (Commonwealth supported place) | 2CM583 (Full fee paying place)
CRICOS code: 020926K

 

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Public Health aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate the principles of public health/primary health care into specific fields of practice in order to reduce inequalities in health care access and health outcomes.

In Australia, these principles include:

  • maximising consumer and community participation to enable individuals and communities to be better informed and to be involved in health care decisions
  • encouraging partnerships between health and non-health sectors to ensure full use of resources
  • fostering self-management and self-reliance to increase knowledge, skills and confidence in individuals, groups and communities
  • promoting health and disease prevention to attain and sustain good health and well-being.

The Master of Public Health aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate into their own workplaces the public health principles, values and practices that reduce inequities in health care access and health outcomes and improve population health status.

In the Master of Public Health program, students will develop a range of advanced analytical, organisation and communication skills including increased capacity to understand and act on the following areas:

  • the social determinants of health and well-being
  • principles for an equitable provision of health care
  • models of health, health promotion and health care services
  • research and evaluation to plan more effective health policies and programs
  • ways to improve the conditions that determine health
  • working as an effective member of a team.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate normally require an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent. Applicants may be admitted directly into the Masters if they can show evidence of relevant professional experience.

Students who have completed a Graduate Certificate offered by the Department of Health or Graduate Diploma (or other qualifications deemed equivalent) receive credit when progressing to the Masters.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry:

Yes

**Not available for Cancer Prevention and Health Services Management

Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $4,524

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $10,372

2017: $14,350
2018: $15,250
Master of Public Health (Chronic Condition Management)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $8,236

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $20,664

2017: $28,700
2018: $30,500
Master of Public Health (Cancer Prevention)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $9,045

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $20,437

2017: $28,700
2018: $30,500
Master of Public Health (Health Services Management)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $9,609

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $18,203

2017: $28,700
2018: $30,500
Master of Public Health (Primary Health Care)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $8,919

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $20,241

2017: $28,700
2018: $30,500
Master of Public Health (Public Health)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $9,005

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $20,548

2017: $28,700
2018: $30,500
Master of Public Health (Public Health Epidemiology)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $9,048

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $23,076

 Fee to be advised
Master of Public Health (Public Health Nutrition)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $9,048

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $21,000

2017: $28,700
2018: $30,500
Master of Public Health (Public Health Research)

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2017: $9,045

 

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $20,389

2017: $28,700
2018: $30,500

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • If the number of applicants for Commonwealth supported places exceeds the number of places available, eligible applicants will be ranked based on their Grade Point Average (GPA). Please refer to the Postgraduate EzyGuide for fee status information.
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Faculty contact 

Dr Emma Miller
Tel: (08) (int +61 8) 7221 8445
Email: emma.miller@flinders.edu.au

Information about application procedures is available from:
Tash Golding, Discipline of Public Health, Flinders University
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001
Tel: (08) 7221 8425
Email: public.health@flinders.edu.au