Learning to be an applied epidemiologist, population health practitioner or researcher: an introduction to population health at ANU

Presented by ANU College of Health & Medicine and ANU College of Science

The ANU Research School of Population Health offers two masters degrees: the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Master of Applied Epidemiology (MAE).

The MPH aims to train future public health practitioners and researchers, arming them with broad-based skills that help make a difference to the health of the population as a whole. The MPH equips graduates with the foundations of public health practice, provides an understanding of contemporary public health issues relevant to Australia and globally, and teaches practical techniques for analysing public health problems.

The MPH combines on-campus course-work and research components. Nationally recognised as a practical, field epidemiology training programme, the MAE is a two-year program that teaches people to become field epidemiologists who are able to investigate outbreaks and evaluate public health surveillance systems. During the two-year research degree, the scholar will be placed in a State, Territory or Federal health department or other appropriate placement. Scholars may be employed by their field placement or offered a tax-free scholarship of $50,000 per annum. The MAE is a research degree that consists of 3 two-week residential teaching blocks in Canberra over the 2 year course, on-line learning and a thesis fulfilling core competencies.

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