Postgraduate study in International Health
What can you study in International Health?
International Health is a specialisation in the new 180-point Master of Health Leadership programme and is also a subject within the:
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) (BHSc(Hons))
- Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health (PGDipPH)
- Master of Public Health (MPH)
Study areas include the global burden of disease, health and human rights, global health ethics, international health systems, governance and financing, the role of NGOs, IGOS and the emerging place of philanthropic organisations, global health challenges for our Asia Pacific region, and technology and policy solutions and strategies for health and development. We draw upon case studies, regional plans and current debates and unfolding global events to focus and keep our focus applied.
You will come to appreciate the interconnectedness of geopolitical, technological and economic drivers of health outcomes, particularly in low and middle-income countries. We will also examine the global epidemiological shift to generate a detailed appreciation of the role of global systems and their impact on health.
Where can postgraduate study in International Health take you?
Graduates with specialist training in international health systems have scope to work within governments, with regional intergovernmental agencies (eg, WHO), within NGOs, civil society agencies, with any of the major philanthropic organisations as well as in development agencies (the World Bank, Asia Development Bank).