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ACU - 10x $4000 scholarships available - Master of Public Health (MPH)

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ACU is celebrating the launch of its new Master of Public Health program in Melbourne.

Join this program in July 2016 and be eligible for one of ten $4,000 scholarships.

IMPORTANT DATES

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. Applications open 1st May and close 30 May 2015.

For more informations visit : www.acu.edu.au/816925

 

SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

The Master of Public Health scholarships are open to applicants for the July 2016 intake. Criteria for the scholarship include academic and professional merit.
10 scholarships valued at $4,000 each will be awarded.

 

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY FOR MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCHOLARSHIP

ACU has achieved above world standard in research in the area of Public Health. The Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the largest faculties in Australia providing leadership and teaching in areas related to nursing and allied health. We offer a wide range of inspiring courses at undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD levels.
Study with leading academics in the field of public health and take your career in health sciences to the next level.
To learn more about our courses visit: www.acu.edu.au/courses

 

AM I ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

Visit our scholarships website for eligibility requirements www.acu.edu.au/816925

 

ACU is at the top of the field in Public Health and Health Services research.

ACU has been awarded an ERA score of 5 (top score – well above world class) in this discipline by the Australian Research Council.

 

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MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Academic requirements: An undergraduate degree in health or a related discipline, and either a minimum of two years professional experience in health (or related field); or suitable practical experience in public health, global health or humanitarian assistance. English requirements
IELTS: 6.5 (6.0 min per band)
IBT: 90 (25 all bands)
ACU: B (65-74%)
PTE: 61 (50 min per band)
Campus:
Melbourne
Entry: July
Duration: 2 years
Average first year fee: $20,000
Estimated Total cost: $40,000
WHY STUDY THIS PROGRAM?

  • You will have the opportunity to undertake a unique specialisation, Global Health & Advocacy, which will extend your core public health knowledge through study of global health, sustainable development, food security and humanitarian assistance. ACU’s specialisation in Global Health & Advocacy will prepare you to work within the new global health framework established by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
  • You will learn to not just implement policies and programs that improve population health, but to actively influence policies and programs and advance population health.
  • ACU’s new public health programs have been developed in response to the evolving role of public health practitioners within the Australian health system, and internationally. You will be equipped to engage in health improvement, promotion and protection, and contribute to the betterment of public health by preventing disease and prolonging life.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ACU’s Master of Public Health aims to equip you with specialised knowledge, understanding and skills in public health to improve and advance population health and well-being. The Master of Public Health program will prepare you to practise with a community, national or global focus, and with an ethical, social justice perspective.
This program emphasises evidence-based practice, rigorous intellectual inquiry, innovation and thought leadership, as well as development of effective communication and advocacy skills.

 

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

ACU’s Master of Public Health program has been designed around the Foundation Competencies for Master of Public Health Graduates in Australia and the requirements of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (for medical practitioners specialising in public health).
Other international competency and practice standards and conceptual frameworks have also informed the Master of Public Health curriculum design.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

Completion of 160 credit points (cp) comprised of 80cp specified public health units and 80cp pathway units consisting of either:
Research Pathway: approved elective units (30cp), approved research method units (10cp) and research thesis units (40cp), OR
Project Pathway: approved elective units (60cp) and capstone experience units (20cp).<br>For the Global Health & Advocacy specialisation: Completion of 160 credit points (cp) comprised of specified public health units (80cp) and specialisation units (80cp) consisting of either:
Research Pathway: specified specialisation units (40cp) and research thesis units (40cp), OR
Project Pathway: specified specialisation units (60cp) and capstone experience units (20cp).

 

CAREER PATHS

Approximately half of all graduates are employed within the health sector, with others finding opportunities within education, government and services sectors. Managerial, analytical and program/project-based roles are common destinations. For many health practitioners, particularly medical practitioners or registered nurses, this program expands their career opportunities within their existing field (e.g. different roles or modes of practice).

 

For the latest information about this course, please refer to:
www.acu.edu.au/courses/792705#intl

SAMPLE PROGRAM MAP FOR MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH: GLOBAL HEALTH & ADVOCACY SPECIALISATION (JULY COMMENCEMENT)

YEAR 1
Semester 2 Health Promotion Epidemiology Disease Prevention and Management Public Health Law and Policy
Semester 1 History and Principles of Public Health Biostatistics Determinants of Health Introduction to Health Sciences Research
YEAR 2
Semester 2 Global Nutrition and Food Security Health Advocacy Ethical Leadership and Social Responsibility Entrepreneurship
Semester 1 Global Health and Sustainable Development Humanitarian Assistance and Health Public Health Capstone (20cp)
* This is an example course outline only.

 

For further enquiry, please feel free to contact us.
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Posted on: 5th February 2016