Health Promotion - PHCMJS9046

Stream Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Public Health and Community Medicine


Program: 9046 - Public Health (Extn)


Master of Public Health (Extension) (Specialisation)

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Stream Outline

Who should do this stream?

The Health Promotion stream is highly recommended as a foundation for all areas of public health, as contemporary practice across all disciplines requires consideration of the social determinants, incorporation of health in all policies, with attention to meeting the equity gaps and promoting social justice. This stream explores determinants–based health promotion that moves practice beyond risk factors and disease models. It focuses on social understandings of health and a multi-sectoral approach to promoting health through research, practice, policy and advocacy.

The Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Promotion is designed for students who wish to specialise in health promotion, which is reflected in their Testamur.

Students must complete 48 units of credit in total as follows:

Stream Structure

A. MPH core courses (18 units of credit)


B. The following stream-defining course (6 units of credit)

C. Three courses (18 uoc) from recommended health promotion-related electives, including:

D. One more elective (6 units of credit), a project in a health promotion-related topic or internship:
The revised stream structure and list of electives will be available to students currently enrolled in the Health Promotion Stream. Students who enrolled prior to Semester 1, 2016, will also be allowed to complete courses previously listed as Health Promotion electives.

Stream Convenor

Dr. Anne Bunde-Birouste
Tel: + 61 (2) 9385 2591

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