Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

Future Students Australian courses Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

Master of Public Health-Master of Business Administration

This joint degree offers leadership and management training, combined with a range of public health skills. It is designed for health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline.

Campus
Townsville, External
Also available externally to off-shore students
Start dates
February, July
Duration
2 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus, Off campus
Prerequisites
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a Health Sciences discipline; or equivalent

Course overview

This joint master enables health professionals to gain advanced management skills while undertaking further study in the area of their specialisation.

The program aims to develop the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding current major health and management issues
  • managing information and human financial resources within health care delivery organisations
  • critical analysis by health managers in the context of national and global economic and political environments
  • identification and analysis of management issues in health care delivery organisations and the identification of appropriate solutions.

How you will study

This course is available in Townsville and can be studied either full-time or part-time. It is available in block mode.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Handbook

Master of Public Health - Master of Business Administration

Handbook year

2019

Course code

109804

Course type

Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)

Division

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a Health Sciences discipline from this or another University; or

Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine and/or the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3aSchedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

Upon successful completion of the MPH component of the MPH-MBA, graduates will be able to:

  • Devise appropriate strategies to detect, prevent and control communicable and non-communicable diseases ensuring safe and healthy environments for tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
  • Critically assess, analyse and communicate public health information relevant to tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
  • Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions through advanced literacy and numeracy skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • Critically reflect upon the socio-ecological nature of health promotion and its application in optimising the health and wellbeing of tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous communities
  • Critically reflect upon and engage in professional public health practice based on ethical decision-making and an evidence based approach, including consideration of recent developments in the field
  • Apply advanced human, project and organisational management skills within a public health and policy context to effect efficient and equitable gains in public health
  • Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and ethically execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.

Upon successful completion of the MBA component of the MPH-MBA, graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex business and public health-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives
  • Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable business and public health performance methods should be integrated and applied
  • Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives
  • Research and apply established concepts to solve business public health and professional practice problems
  • Critically analyse complex contemporary business and public health issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence
  • Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business and public health theory and practice
  • Present complex business and public health analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using:
    • Effective oral presentation skills
    • Clear and fluent written communication
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:
    • Collaboration
    • Leadership
  • Adapt sustainable business and public health constructs and skills to novel theoretical or practical situations
  • Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving differing business and public health problems creatively
  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business and public health learning and practice.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent RequirementsInherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree. For more information refer to Inherent Requirements page.
Reasonable adjustmentsReasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment

LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World

LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations

LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance

LB5232:03 Marketing and Customer Engagement

LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

LB5235:03 Applied Research Project

TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

TM5513:03 Public Health Management or TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management

TM5514:03 Environmental Health or TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5526:03 Public Health Economics

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of specified HS, IA and TM level 5 subjects

HS5101:03 Primary Health Care Research

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

IA5119:03 Empowerment and Change

TM5310:09 Dissertation 2

TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

TM5503:03 Human Parasitology

TM5506:03 Social Science in Public Health

TM5508:03 Diving and Marine Medicine

TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

TM5512:03 Travel Medicine

TM5513:03 Public Health Management

TM5514:03 Environmental Health

TM5518:03 Medical Entomology

TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Tropical Health Practitioners

TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control

TM5527:03 Project

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5529:03 Applied Health Economics

TM5534:03 Tropical Paediatrics

TM5536:03 Public Health in Humanitarian Emergencies

TM5540:03 Public Health and the Workplace

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5549:06 Dissertation 1

TM5552:03 Global Health and Development

TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management

TM5560:03 Foundations of Aeromedical Retrieval

TM5562:03 Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management

TM5568:03 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning

TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods

TM5570:03 Public Health Evaluation

TM5571:03 Public Health Placement

TM5573:03 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion

TM5575:03 Substance Misuse Prevention

TM5578:03 Emerging Public Health Threats

TM5580:03 Health and Nutrition in the Tropics

TM5581:03 Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

External

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed a single LB5 subject in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Credit and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

12 credit points of advanced standing is allowed for the CO, CP or LB level 5 subjects specified in the course structure. No advanced standing is allowed for HS, IA or TM subjects specified in the course structure.

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

Advanced standing will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies or subjects other than those specified in Maximum Advanced Standing Allowed (above).

Award Details

Award title

MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH – MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Approved abbreviation

MPH-MBA

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed appropriate subjects, may be eligible for one or more of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of Public Health

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

  • Master of Business Administration.

Course articulation

Not applicable

This website is intended as general guide. Prospective students should contact the university to confirm admission requirements and the availability of courses. James Cook University reserves the right to alter any course or admission requirement without prior notice.