Health policy

Why study Health policy?

Our postgraduate courses are for students with an interest in health policy, those considering a career shift to a policy area or those whose work requires policy analysis skills and knowledge. The courses deal with the changing contexts of policy-making, and analyse current policy using a problem-oriented approach to strengthen your ability to  participate in policy making and policy advocacy. A background in the health system is useful but not essential for entry to our health policy courses.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

The courses allow specialisation for work in health policy development and analysis in public service departments, public health care agencies, international bodies and also in the commercial sector.

Courses

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time 4 years

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate)

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent 3 years full-time (4 years maximum)

Master of Applied Science

Semester starts: See additional information Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time 2 years

Master of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 2 years

Master of Public Health

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or 3-5 years part-time 2 years

Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

About the academic staff

The paramedicine staff employed at La Trobe University are highly qualified and motivated individuals who share their experience and enthusiasm with students, and align curriculum content with international best practice.  They are determined to produce resilient, critical thinking and capable clinicians that can thrive in this exciting profession.

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