Curtin University

Master of Public Health (Practice)

Curtin University

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

This multidisciplinary public health course focuses on the core public health functions-prevention of illness and disease and the protection and promotion of health and wellbeing in Australia and globally. It explores the influences of social, ecological and individual determinants on health to improve individual and population health outcomes. This course provides an applied focus on public health practice including epidemiology and surveillance, research methods, disease prevention and control, health protection and promotion, politics, policy, governance and systems for public health. In addition to coursework students undertake a professional capstone unit.


  • In this course students complete units covering a broad range of public health issues consistent with the agreed competencies of the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia. 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 systems, health protection and control, disease prevention and health promotion, governance and politics.

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Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Curtin Perth Domestic: $36,106
International: $61,851
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5 years

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