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    Public Health (Practice)

    Curtin University

    Curtin University


    Australia, Perth

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus


    Course Code



    Curtin Perth

    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines22-Jul-2024
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    Duration 1.5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 41,234  / year
    Next Intake 22-Jul-2024

    Public Health (Practice)


    We also offer a 2 year Master of Public Health for those looking for a research pathway.

    Public health practitioners are concerned with all facets of public health, with expertise spanning epidemiology, disease prevention, health promotion and protection, policy and governance. Their knowledge helps shape policies and strategies that improve health and social outcomes for the benefit of everyone.

    This is an accelerated course that focuses on the core functions of public health: prevention of illness and disease, and the protection and promotion of health and wellbeing in Australia and globally. It explores the social, ecological, commercial, political, economic and behavioural determinants on individual and population health outcomes.

    The applied focus on public health practice includes 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, youll complete a professional capstone unit in public health practice.

    Why study

    • As a multidisciplinary course it can open up various career pathways upon graduation.
    • This course focuses on contemporary public health practice, equity and social justice.
    • This course can be completed in 1.5 years, either face-to-face or fully online.
    • This course has a strong industry focus, as well as a focus on leadership and global citizenship.
  • apply research based specialised knowledge including recent developments in public health together with applicable research principles and methods
  • reflect critically on theoretical knowledge, public health scholarship, advocacy and professional practice
  • investigate, analyse, synthesise and communicate complex information that impact on public health outcomes and consider the applicability of existing and emerging technologies for public health practice
  • critically evaluate the impact of environmental and geographical context, local institutions and culture on public health outcomes (
  • articulate, defend and apply a theoretical understanding of social justice implicit in public health practice
  • demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability when interacting with diverse individuals, communities and organisations as an advocate for public health
  • Requirements

    Entry Requirements

  • Completion of 3 year post-secondary (post Year 12 equivalent) qualification OR hold a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University which is comparable to an AQF Associate Degree
  • English Program Requirements

    If English is not your first language, you must also check that you meet English language requirements for your chosen course. Australian students must also meet the English entry requirements.



    • Public health officer
    • Community development officer
    • Health promotion officer
    • Policy officer 
    • Project officer
    • Research officer
    • Workplace health coordinator.


    • Local, state and federal government 
    • Community and social services
    • Universities and research organisations
    • International aid and development
    • Social enterprise
    • International institutions
    • Public and private health services.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 41,234 

    How to Apply

    Have your supporting documents to hand, and ensure they meet our guidelines. The documents may include certified copies of your qualifications, English language proficiency documents and supplementary forms for certain courses.

    If your documents are not issued in English, an official translation from a recognised translation service must be provided.

    Recognised translation services

    • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) accredited translator in Australia
    • The Awarding institution
    • A Notary Public Office
    • The official Government body
    • An official and accredited translator*

    *Official translations are subject to review.

    If you have undertaken previous study or work that matches the content of some of your Curtin course units, you may be able to obtain credit for recognised learning, which exempts you from studying those units.

    Applying online: Use the ‘Apply now’ button on the relevant course page and following the prompts.

    Applying by mail or email: Download the International application for admission form [.pdf – 307 kB].

    If you want to package your course with a Curtin English course, you can submit your application with your course application documents to streamline the process.

    If your application is successful, you will receive an offer that you will need to accept or reject.

    If you accept your offer, you will receive a Confirmation of Enrolment ­– a document from Curtin that details your course, how long you will be studying the course, and the tuition fees. This document can be used for acquiring a student visa.

    Apply to the Australian government for your student visa. Gaining a student visa will allow you to participate in full-time study in Australia and work up to 40 hours in a fortnight. If you’re under 18 years of age, you must have approved accommodation and welfare arrangements in place before a visa can be issued.

    See our pre-departure resources for helpful information regarding your move to Perth.

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