Public Health

Major/Minor/Specialisation !441-MS-MAJ+1009 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010


To be confirmed.


The environments in which we live immediately impact on our health. The Public Health stream is designed to ensure the creation and maintenance of environments that promote good public health. By collaborating with other disciplines and sectors, we work to identify and manage environmental health problems.

Study in this field will provide you with the tools used in environmental health practice, and by public health practitioners. These include surveillance, monitoring, observation, analysis, and selected techniques in biostatistics, epidemiology and health economics.

Other skills we develop are more specific to environmental health or environmental studies, such as environmental, social and health impact assessment and qualitative and quantitative risk analysis.

This Stream is a specialist companion program to the Master of Public Health, run at Melbourne and at many other institutions. Students benefit from Melbourne's strong health sciences programs.

By studying in this area, you might expect to find employment in the health industry; government agencies, within the environmental and health sectors; consulting companies, and development agencies.


Students who complete the Master of Environment will have:

  • An advanced understanding of the ideas concerning environmental issues
  • Advanced skills and techniques applicable to changing and managing the environment
  • An ability to evaluate and synthesise research and professional literature in the chosen stream or focus of study
  • An advanced understanding of the international context and sensitivities of environmental assessment
Structure & Available Subjects: The subjects available are listed below.
Subject Options:

Core Subjects

Students are required to complete the subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:


and select electives to make up the balance of the award. The recommended list of electives includes:
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Links to further information:
Notes: Alternative subjects may be taken at the discretion of the coordinator.
Related Course(s): Master of Environment
Master of Environment

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