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.
- 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.