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Master of public health Indigenous health specialisation



Target audience: people who have already completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline, or at least 200 points of tertiary study in any discipline and at least five years of documented relevant health-related work experience

Course summary: The Master of Public Health (MPH) program is a partnership between the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland that offers a MPH program specialising in Indigenous health. It aims to provide graduates with the knowledge and skills to take a leadership role in Indigenous health and increase their capacity to implement and manage effective public health solutions. The program is aimed at addressing the gap between Indigenous health status and that of the broader Australian population in a culturally and socially appropriate way.

 The Australian Government and the Lowitja Institute provided resources to aid in the development of this program. Students are expected to complete:

Students have the option to undertake up to two of their Indigenous health specialisation electives via cross institutional enrolment from the partner institution.

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: Onsite

Financial support for Indigenous students: Not specified


University of Melbourne
Academic Programs Office
Ph: (03) 8344 9339
Fax: (03) 8344 0824

Indigenous Health Specialisation Coordinator
Ms Leanne Coombe
Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Ph: (03) 8344 9375


University of Queensland
School of Public Health Student Services
Ph: (07) 3365 5345

Indigenous Health Specialisation Coordinator
Associate Professor Peter Hill
School of Public Health
Ph: (07) 3365 5432


Last updated: 2 February 2016
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