Doctor of Medicine

Major/Minor/Specialisation !244CW-SPC+1002 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Year and Campus: 2015


Professor Rob Moodie



Academic Programs Office
Melbourne School of Population Health
Tel: +61 3 8344 9339
Fax: +61 3 8344 0824


The Master of Public Health (MD) is offered to students enrolled in the MD at the University of Melbourne. This program is designed for those students who wish to combine future medical practice with work that protects and improves the health of communities through education, primary prevention, reform and research. This recognizes the need to produce outstanding graduates that have the ability to address growing disparities in health care, health promotion and the global burden of disease. The MD/MPH is fully integrated, allowing students to undertake the MPH between the third and fourth year of the MD program so that they might develop public health interests as an integral part of their medical training.
Applicants apply to undertake the MPH component of the MD/MPH at the start of the MD-Year Three. After being accepted students take a leave of absence from the MD program at the end of third year, complete their MPH coursework and return for the final stage of the MD program one year later.

Mid Year Entry: No

Duration: 1 Year Full Time

Quota: Yes

Learning Outcomes:


Structure & Available Subjects:

The MPH (MD) is a 200 point program. Successful applicants will be granted a total of 37.5 points advanced standing (25 points unspecified credit into the MPH (MD) and 12.5 specific credit against the subject of POPH90017 Foundations of Public Health). Students will then need to complete:

  • FOUR core subjects
  • FIVE elective subjects, and
  • MEDS90026 Scholarly Selective 2 (Year 4 of the MD program)
Subject Options:

Core Subjects

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Semester 1

Elective Subjects

Students must choose from the available electives in the Master of Public Health as follows:

  • 2 x standard semester 1 electives
  • 2 x standard semester 2 electives
  • 1 x non-standard elective held outside the standard semester 1 or 2 study period.

Scholarly Selective

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Related Course(s): Master of Public Health

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