Doctor of Medicine / Master of Public Health

This exciting new program allows Doctor of Medicine (MD) students to build their research skills while minimising total study time to six years. By undertaking a Master of Public Health (MPH) between years four and five, students are given entry to the course at entry level two (48 points), reducing a 1.5-year course to just one. An MPH provides skills and epidemiological knowledge essential to the population health sciences and their problem-solving application for public health and primary care within Australia and overseas.


Students interested in public health, epidemiology, global health, Indigenous health, health service accessibility, preventive medicine, environmental health, health policy and more.


The course is taught over six years; four years of BMedSc/MD, one year of MPH in year five, and the final BMedSc/MD year. MPH units include:

Semester 1:

  • MPH5040: Introductory epidemiology
  • MPH5041: Introductory biostatistics
  • MPH5002: Foundations of health promotion
  • MPH5236: Clinical trials

Semester 2:

  • MPH5213: Research Methods
  • MPH5288: Introduction and challenges in public health
  • MPH5289: Professional practice development
  • 1 elective

Students wishing to apply to the Advanced Public Health Training Scheme through the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine may need to choose specific electives to ensure eligibility.


Applications are due by Midnight Wednesday 14th June, 2023 (for February 2024 commencement). Deadline extended to Midnight Wednesday 5th July, 2023. Places are limited and competitive selection is based on results up until the end of year three.

Complete the application process

IMPORTANT: Please upload a Word document stating that you are applying for the MD MPH program in the additional documents section.


Fees are subject to change annually. Please click here for up-to-date fee information.

You may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP loan scheme for all or part of your tuition fees. The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.


For further information about the program please contact Professor Dragan Ilic (