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La Trobe University

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Doctor of Public Health

  • Doctorate (PhD)

*Enrolment on any campus for any candidate is subject to the availability of supervision and appropriate research environment.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
HDPUH, 029304A

About this course

*Enrolment on any campus for any candidate is subject to the availability of supervision and appropriate research environment. If you are an experienced professional in health or related fields of practice and interested in applying knowledge and skills in the globally significant field of public health, this doctoral degree will enable you to further develop your expertise and undertake research in professional and community settings. Disciplines relevant to public health include health policy, health economics, health promotion, health service planning and management, health leadership and governance, epidemiology, art therapy, health information management, palliative care and rehabilitation counselling. The Professional Doctorate degree is a higher degree by research with supporting coursework. The research component requires you to pursue an independent and sustained investigation into a research problem of your own design that will culminate in the submission of a thesis for examination. Upon completion of your candidature you must demonstrate through your thesis that you have developed a substantial body of knowledge at the frontier of your field of work or learning, including knowledge that constitutes an original contribution to your profession. The discipline-specific coursework subjects within the degree are designed to develop skills and knowledge that will assist you in conducting your research. The discipline-specific coursework subjects within the degree are designed to develop skills and knowledge that will assist you in conducting your research. Successful completion of the core coursework subjects may be a requirement for satisfactory academic progress.

Entry requirements

Health sciences courses
Level of Study
Bachelor

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at La Trobe University.
79.8%
Overall satisfaction
78.7%
Skill scale
67%
Teaching scale
81.5%
Employed full-time
$66.3k
Average salary