Curtin University

Master of Public Health

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This multidisciplinary public health course focuses on the prevention and control of illness and the promotion of health in Australia and globally. It explores the influences of social, environmental, biological and individual determinants on health to improve individual and population health outcomes. Public health practitioners apply skills in epidemiology and surveillance, disease prevention and control, health protection and promotion, and health policy and leadership. In addition to coursework students undertake professional capstone unit or a research dissertation.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • In this course students complete units covering a board range of public health issues. The core units provide an introduction to public health, its origins and development, and the foundations of health research, epidemiology and biostatistics, planning and evaluation, health protection and control, health promotion, health policy and economics and health systems. The course will include focus on key public health issues. Students will complete one of two streams: Capstone or Research. The Research stream will require a CWA of 70.

Standard entry requirements

Please refer to for further information on entry to this course.

Study pathways

Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at Graduates with a course weighted average above 70 per cent are eligible to apply for admission into the PhD program at Curtin.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $48,142
International: $17,800
  • Full-time : 2 years

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