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The Master of International Public Health (Extension) /Master of Infectious Disease Intelligence program is an innovative approach to postgraduate health education enabling candidates to gain a better understanding of infectious diseases in the era of new and emerging disease threats in international context, and management approaches for the identification, assessment, prevention and control of infectious diseases and apply those skills while undertaking a research project. 

Program Objectives

The dual MIPH (Extn)/MIDI program provides students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake infectious diseases prevention and control and health services management roles in government, community and health service settings with a focus on international settings. The program fosters sophisticated understanding and application across a complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge including infectious diseases intelligence, policy design, implementation and evaluation. Graduates are equipped with the specialised skills and concepts needed for professional practice in the prevention, identification, assessment, and control of infectious diseases. The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving population health and to work across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, military and first responder organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors. All students in this degree will be required to complete three electives in International Health. 



Study Level


Typical duration

2 Years

Delivery Mode

Face-to-face, Fully online

Intake Period

Term 1, Term 2, Term 3

Academic Calendar

3+ Calendar

Minimum Units of Credit


Award type

Masters (Coursework)


International Public Health (Extension)/Infectious Diseases Intelligence - MIPH (Extn)/MIDI



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Program Structure

Students must complete 96 UOC as a standalone program.

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Entry Requirements
Progression Requirements


Recognition of Achievement

Award with Excellence

Additional Information


Dr Holly Seale


Phone: +61 (2) 9385 3129

Program Fees

At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. For generic information on fees and additional expenses of UNSW programs, click on one of the following:

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