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.
Part time available
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.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Master of Public Health - Master of Business Administration
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
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 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
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:
Upon successful completion of the MBA component of the MPH-MBA, graduates will be able to:
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LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World
LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance
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, Leadership, Planning and Policy
TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health
TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health
TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control
TM5526:03 Public Health Economics
Select 6 credit points of specified HS, IA and TM level 5 subjects from List 1
HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals
HS5555:03 Infection Prevention and Control in Health Care Settings
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
TM5514:03 Environmental Health
TM5518:03 Medical Entomology
TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Tropical Health Practitioners
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
TM5547:03 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
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
TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods
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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
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.
Students may apply for exemption for previous tertiary study where appropriate in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
12 credit points of credit is allowed for the CO, CP or LB level 5 subjects specified in the course structure. No credit is allowed for HS, IA or TM subjects specified in the course structure.
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
credit will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies or subjects other than those specified in Maximum Allowed (above).
MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH – MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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:
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.