Master of Public Health Units and Short Courses

  • 2017 Short Courses

    2017 Short Courses

    Burnet Institute 2017 Short Course Calendar is now available. Download here!

Update your skills and knowledge through the Master of Public Health or a short course in international health

Burnet’s education specialists deliver a range of public health courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, through associations with Monash University, the University of Melbourne, Deakin University and La Trobe University.

Training Courses

  • Alcohol and other drugs in society
    This unit is a contemporary analysis of drug use in modern societies, enhancing participants’ knowledge about the risk and vulnerability of individuals and communities to licit and illicit drug use.
  • Field methods for international health planning and evaluation
    This unit aims to develop students' competence in the basic research tools used to plan and manage health programs at community, district and national level in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Health communications and training
    Through a combination of theory and practical sessions the course is designed to enhance participants' knowledge and understanding of the use of participatory methods and exercises for communication.
  • Health economics for development
    The course will introduce participants to health economics; development economics; methods of health financing; and health economic tools to aid resource allocation and priority setting decision-making in the health sector.
  • Infectious Diseases and Global Health
    The emphasis is on a comprehensive evidence-based approach to communicable disease control in resource-limited settings; exploring existing and needed global policies, public health responses, and effective health care delivery models.
  • Nutrition in developing countries
    Provides a comprehensive summary of the issues involved in maintaining community and household food security, assessing nutritional status and needs, developing and managing programs addressing malnutrition, and other nutritional deficiencies.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
    The Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) is a new University of Melbourne course designed for medical and experienced nursing graduates.
  • Primary Healthcare and Global Health
    History, principles & practice of primary health care in developing countries. Global players, context and influences on health development and health systems.
  • Public health in refugee settings
    This intensive course involving seven days of class work focuses on developing practical skills while fostering a more complete understanding of the context of humanitarian emergencies related to armed conflict and population displacement.
  • Women and Children's Health: a global perspective
    This intensive six day course is suitable for individuals working in international health, in development organisations or contemplating work overseas in community development and/or health programs.

Contact Details

Sieyin Phung

Project Manager, and Education & Training