Ageing and Health - PHCMCT9045

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Public Health and Community Medicine


Program: 9045 - Public Health


Master of Public Health (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

Who should do this stream?
The demographic ageing of populations worldwide has significant implications for individuals and society. Comprehensive public health responses are urgently needed to meet the challenges of this demographic transition. This specialisation will unite the broader competencies gained by students in the Master of Public Health program with a detailed knowledge of the specific contemporary public health issues facing ageing populations. Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote healthy ageing, to better align health and long term care systems to the needs of older people, and to create enabling environments which optimise functional ability. This stream is relevant to students with an interest in 'ageing and health', particularly for those students aiming to work in policy, planning or aged care services. This stream maintains an international focus and is relevant to students from high, middle and low income countries.

Stream Structure

Students must complete 48 UOC as follows:

A. MPH core courses (18 UOC)


B. Stream defining course (6 UOC):

C. Three courses (18 UOC) from recommended Ageing and Health electives, including:

D. One more elective (6 Units of Credit), a project in Ageing and Health or internship:

Stream Convenor

Dr Ros Poulos
Tel + 61 2 93852519

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