School of Population and Global Health
Population Health is all around us: the water we drink, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the immunisations we receive and the environment in which we live. Professor Colleen Fisher, Head of School
- Undergraduate major in Population Health
- Studying an Undergraduate major in Population Health allows you to examine the patterns of health and disease in society, and apply medical research and evidence-based medicine to populations to improve the health of the community.
- Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificates comprise 4 units and can be credited towards a 1.5 year Master of Public Health or 2 year Master of Public Health.
Graduate Certificate in Population Health Studies
This 6 month course allows you maximum flexibility to select units of interest.
Graduate Certificate in Communicable Diseases Epidemiology
This 6 month course includes coursework units relevant to careers in responding to infectious diseases from a public health perspective.
Graduate Certificate in Environment and Health
This 6 month course includes coursework units relevant to careers in environment and health.
- Master of Public Health
The 1.5 year Master of Public Health is ideal for domestic students and can include a dissertation or practicum.
The 2 year Master of Public Health is ideal for international students and can include a dissertation and practicum. It provides graduates with a suitable background and generalist qualification for a career in Public Health.
- Higher Degrees by Research
- Find out more about research opportunities here.
- Seasonal School
The School has reputation for teaching excellence and a strong evidence-based approach to epidemiology, health services research, health program evaluation and health promotion. Our Seasonal School offers s range of out-of-semester units for course credit or professional development at several points throughout the year. These are flexible, convenient education opportunities for a broad audience.
View more about our Seasonal School.
- Scholarly Activity
Public health coursework options for the UWA MD program
The following coursework units are core units within the Master of Public Health (MPH). They cover essential public health knowledge and skills which are integral to a successful career in medicine. Many current MPH students are practicing doctors looking to broaden their knowledge in public health, who view the MPH as a pathway to a more comprehensive understanding of public health and career progression opportunities.
Students choosing the MPH coursework option will complete the mandatory units PUBH4403 Epidemiology 1 and PUBH5749 Foundations of Public Health plus choose either:
All units are available online and should be taken in the following sequence:
Year 3, Semester 1 – PUBH5749 Foundations of Public Health
Year 3, Semester 2 – PUBH4403 Epidemiology 1
Students who enrol in the MPH within 5 years of completing can credit these units towards the MPH.
Cardiovascular Disease EpidemiologyPrevention and long term health, Cardiovascular
Cardiovascular research in the School of Population and Global Health aims to prevent cardiovascular disease and improve treatment and survival for those affected by mapping patterns of disease, uncovering factors increasing risk of disease and testing ways to improve health of those with cardiovascular disease in the community.Read more
Global and Environmental Health
Discovering ways to improve global and environmental health.Read more
Improving health and social outcomes through evidence-based best practice for vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.Read more
Our Population and Global Health research sets the foundation for high-impact initiatives, solving the challenges of the modern world.
Dr Lee Nedkoff
Dr Lee Nedkoff is a Research Fellow and Cardiovascular Epidemiologist in the School of Population and Global Health at UWA.Read more about Dr Lee Nedkoff
Associate Professor Hayley Christian
Associate Professor Hayley Christian is a Senior Research Fellow and leads the PLAYCE (Play Spaces and Environments for Children’s Physical Activity) program of research at UWA’s School of Population and Global Health.Read more about Associate Professor Hayley Christian
Professor Sandra Thompson
Sandra Thompson is the WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) Director and Professor of Rural health at The University of Western Australia. Professor Thompson drives innovative research on community health issues in rural WA.Read more about Professor Sandra Thompson
Professor Jane Heyworth
Professor Jane Heyworth is an environmental epidemiologist, member of the Global Environment Health and Research Group, and Deputy Head of School of Population and Global Health at The University of Western Australia.Read more about Professor Jane Heyworth
Dr Siobhan Hickling
Dr Siobhan Hickling is a research dietitian and epidemiologist, member of the Cardiovascular Research Group, and undergraduate coordinator for Population Health in UWA’s School of Population and Global Health.Read more about Dr Siobhan Hickling
Dr Kevin Murray
Dr Kevin Murray is an applied biostatistician and Graduate Research Coordinator for the School of Population and Global Health at UWA.Read more about Dr Kevin Murray
Dr Ian Li
Dr Ian Li is an economist based at the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Western Australia. He teaches health economics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and researches health economics and labour markets.Read more about Dr Ian Li
Associate Professor Lisa Wood
Lisa Wood is an Associate Professor at the UWA School of Population and Global Health and a Senior Research Fellow with the UWA Centre for Social Impact.Read more about Associate Professor Lisa Wood
Associate Professor Tom Briffa
Centre for Health Services Research Director Tom Briffa is a world-leading researcher into the prevention of cardiovascular disease.Read more about Associate Professor Tom Briffa
Dr Peter Franklin
Dr Peter Franklin is a Senior Research Fellow in the School of Population and Global Health at UWA.Read more about Dr Peter Franklin
Dr Karen Martin
Dr Karen Martin is a teaching and research academic in the School of Population and Global Health at UWA.Read more about Dr Karen Martin
Dr Ivan Lin
Dr Ivan Lin is a rural clinician and researcher at The University of Western Australia who is working towards improving the quality of health care and outcomes in diverse communities.Read more about Dr Ivan Lin
Dr Julie Saunders
Dr Julie Saunders is a senior lecturer and Director of Public Health Postgraduate Coursework Studies in the School of Population and Global Health at UWA.Read more about Dr Julie Saunders
Professor David Preen
David Preen is the Chair in Public Health at the School of Population and Global Health, and Professor of Public Health at The University of Western Australia.Read more about Professor David Preen
Professor Colleen Fisher
Colleen Fisher is a professor at The University of Western Australia and Head of the School of Population and Global Health. Her research expertise is in the area of family and domestic violence.Read more about Professor Colleen Fisher
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