The Master of Public Health (International) is widely recognised as essential for a career in population health, including health promotion, primary health care, policy formulation, research, and management of health programs. Many of graduates of UNSW public health programs occupy key positions in Departments of Health, health services, government and non-government organisations and universities in Asia, the Pacific, Australia and the world. The MPH (International) has been developed in partnership with India's leading private health organisation, Apollo and it's education arm, Medvarsity. UNSW provides the coursework and awards the degree, but the capstone learning experience in the degree will be in India, provided by Apollo at their sites including the Total Health project in Aragonda. Students will be in a dynamic, virtual classroom with other students from Australia and around the world, and studying toward a UNSW awarded MPH (International).
The MPH (International) provides students with advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills to undertake population health roles in government, community and health service settings in any international setting including the Indian sub-continent. The program fosters sophisticated understanding and application across the complex body of multidisciplinary knowledge of public health including epidemiology, biostatistics, social determinants of health, health promotion, population targeted health research methods, and health program design, implementation and evaluation. Graduates are equipped with the specialised skills needed for professional practice in public health across a range of contexts including ministries and departments of health, government and non-government and voluntary organisations, primary care and community healthcare services in both public and private sectors. The program fosters judgment-ready practitioners who can contribute to improving public health outcomes in specific and diverse settings.
Who should do this degree?
The MPH (International) program is open to Indian nationals residing in India, and is designed for those who are interested in rewarding opportunities in the health sector particularly in public health, health administration, health management and clinical research. This program meets the continuing education needs of specialists in public health as well as providing a general orientation to public health issues and methods for professionals who have previous education and experience relevant to public health and/or health management.
Mode of Delivery
The MPH (International) program can be undertaken full-time or part-time. All the courses are offered in fully online mode to allow you to “work while you study”. We use state of the art online technology to give you an interactive classroom experience. You will be part of a dynamic community of students, most of whom will be busy clinicians and health practitioners like you. If you have a career and a job you do not want to give up, you can still further yourself by studying online in a flexible way, suited to your busy schedule.
The compulsory PHOP9143 Internship will be performed in India in any of the Medvarsity recommended field sites. Students will be jointly supervised by SPHCM and Medvarsity staff and evaluated at the end of the internship. The internship course aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a workplace internship of 6 weeks full-time equivalent duration (168 hours). During the course, interns will have an opportunity to make valuable contributions to the organizational healthcare initiatives that may involve areas such as policy, planning, and evaluation associated with the delivery of healthcare services, or the preparation, appraisal, implementation or evaluation of health related projects. The activities and focus of the internship placement will be relevant to the organization and student and can be either project or normal operations-based. You will learn about the "Total Health" vision and other Apollo health systems and how concepts from these sites can be applied to to improve health.
Experience UNSW at Summer School
To enhance the online teaching, the School of Public Health and Community Medicine Summer School offers intensive classes over 3-5 days. Students then complete assessment over December and January. MPH (International) students who wish to attend classes can come to Sydney and complete PHOP9662 Health Aspects of Crises, Emergencies and Disasters in the face-to-face mode. This course is also available in distance mode.