James Cook University

Master of Public Health

Graduate

Details

University Location Townsville or Cairns, Queensland
City Population 190,000
Student Population 22,000
Int'l Student Population 1,800
Main Campus Townsville
Program Campus Townsville / Online
Program Duration 1.5 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $31,200 AUD (2019 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake February 2020
Application Deadline No set deadline*
International Places Variable / no set limit

Overview

The Master of Public Health at James Cook University not only covers the core public health competencies, but also offers a focus on the challenges facing health professionals working in tropical, rural and remote environments. Special attention is given to the needs of high-risk community groups, including refugee and migrant populations, and Indigenous Australians. Specific elements within the programs are tailored to workforce needs:

  • refugee health
  • disaster health management
  • travel medicine
  • tropical marine and diving medicine
  • infection control
  • communicable disease control
  • aeromedical retrieval
  • health promotion

The JCU public health program is designed for health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognized professional qualification in a relevant discipline. It provides the skills and knowledge to communicate public health information, to engage in professional health practices and to ensure healthy environments, particularly in rural and remote areas.

Program

This program will help you to develop and further your career in public health practice, research and/or management. It allows you to re-orientate your work interests in health to disease prevention and health promotion and is widely recognized both nationally and internationally as the public health credential for careers in public health.

This degree will provide the skills and knowledge you need to communicate public health information, to engage in professional health practices, and to ensure healthy environments, particularly in rural and remote areas.

Majors for the JCU Master of Public Health include

  • Aeromedical Retrieval
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance
  • Health Economics
  • Health Promotion
  • One Health

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate degree in a related field; or provide evidence of other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above; or at the discretion of the Dean of College submission, as an exceptional case, of other evidence of professional and academic attainments, including employment for a minimum of five years in health-related activities.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program start date.