This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
1 year FT, 2 years PT
This course must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.
Mode and location
On-campus (Alfred Hospital)
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital)
Graduate Diploma in International Health
The Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine offers this course in collaboration with the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights in the department and the Centre for International Health of the MacFarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health. Course content is in part based on actual field experiences gained by the MacFarlane Burnet Institute in their wide range of health development projects in more than 20 countries in Asia, the Pacific and Africa.
The course provides the skills necessary to design, implement, and evaluate the relevant programs that address the major public health priorities of communities in developing countries. Public health issues are presented in the broader context of economic and social development, stressing cultural, political, gender and environmental influences, as well as the impact of armed conflict and population migration.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
Assessment includes written assignments, examinations, practical exercises, student presentations and class participation.
This course consists of five or six core and four or five elective units. The number of electives required will depend on which core units are completed.
Students select four or five units from the lists below.