Working in the international development context is becoming increasingly complex. The Master of Health and International Development acknowledges this. In particular, it addresses the need for a more thorough understanding of international development by those working in the health sector, and the need for a more informed understanding of the role of health in development for international development managers and practitioners.
The course is designed for people working in government, non-government organisations or private consulting organisations either in Australia or overseas. The content has been developed to meet the needs of both external advisers and local health and/or development personnel.
Specifically, the course aims to provide you with:
- knowledge and skills in the field of international development and public health practice, enabling you to better plan, develop, manage and evaluate health initiatives and programs
- an understanding of the philosophical, theoretical and empirical issues of international development
- an understanding of public health and comprehensive primary health care as applies in the developing world
- critical insights into the social, political and cultural processes, as well as the institutional contexts that shape health and development issues, research, policy and practice.
Master of Health and International Development graduates will be better equipped to plan health and development interventions, undertake gender assessments and evaluate project outcomes.