Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Public Health Advanced

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Public Health Advanced



My University:

Public Health, Population and Environment, Epidemiology


1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Total Credit Points:


Delivery Mode:

On-campus, Distance

Starting Session(s):

Autumn, Spring



UOW Course Code:




* International students in Australia on a student visa who are studying onshore cannot enrol in more than 25% of their total course by distance as per ESOS legislation. Please see course requirements for further information.


The Master of Public Health Advanced is offered to high achieving Master of Public Health students to provide an opportunity to develop research or professional practice skills that complement their coursework program. Students can work with researchers on current research initiatives or can be placed in health organisations. These opportunities are designed to develop independent professional skills that will either support higher level research and/or advanced practice in a designated public health area.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge

Applicants normally apply to transfer into the MPHAdv in the final session of their MPH program. A minimum of 24 completed credit points with a credit grade average in MPH subjects is required, together with the availability of an appropriate academic supervisor for the Major Project. Applications for transfer are considered on a case-by-case basis and academic attainment in subjects not yet completed may also be taken into consideration. Direct admission into this course is not available.

International students are required to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum level of 6.0 in all bands of reading and writing, speaking and listening.

Course Requirements

The Master of Public Health Advanced requires the successful completion of 48 credit points in accord with the Masters of Public Health course requirements (see course description UOW Course Code 580), plus completion of the 24 credit point Major Project subject . The course structure and recommended subject progression table for the Masters of Public Health component of the course is presented in the course description (UOW Course code 580).

Subject Code

Subject Name


Credit Points

SHS 942

Major Project

Autumn, Spring, Annual


In addition to 48 credit points of Master of Public Health subjects in accord with that course structure (UOW Course 580)


Articulation with other UOW Courses

The Master of Public Health articulates with the Master of Public Health Advanced. All subjects successfully completed in the Master of Public Health will count as credit towards the Master of Public Health Advanced upon successful transfer.

Last reviewed: 21 March, 2014