Public Health - M2012

Public Health

Bachelor degree

Step outside the clinic to play a leading role in the promotion of health and management of disease with Public Health.

This course focuses on populations and communities rather than individuals, and spans the spectrum from promoting good health, through to preventing disease and managing illness and disability. An interdisciplinary field applying scientific approaches to the study and improvement of health, it includes health promotion, epidemiology, health and biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, social sciences, health data management and global health.

You will learn to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease and injury; to undertake health and clinical research, and to examine and understand both health challenges in both Australian and international healthcare system.

At a glance

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Public Health
Course Handbook

“With my degree in Public Health I hope to work for organisations such as World Vision, the World Health Organization or the United Nations in areas related to global health and health promotion. I want to put what I’ve learned into practice and make a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.” 
- Estefania, Bachelor of Public Health

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL

Maths
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 22 in Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics, or a score of at least 25 in Further Mathematics

Sciences/Other
N/A

IB subjects

English
Monash minimum: Level 1, that is: At least 4 in English SL or 3 in EnglishHL or 5 in English B SL or 4 in English B HL

Maths
Level 2, that is: At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL or 3in Further Mathematics HL or 4 in Math Studies SL

Sciences/Other
N/A

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

TAFE/VET: Graded AQF Diplomas will be considered for entry into this course. Admission will be based on academic merit and applicants should have at least a minimum 60% average. Ungraded (competent/not competent)diplomas will not be considered. Qualifications below diploma level will not meet the entry requirements (e.g. Cert IV).

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements if the student has not undertaken a formal program of study at or above VCE Yr 12 (or equivalent), but more units may be useful for selection, especially in areas of study related to the course. Applicants should have at least a minimum 60% average in their studies. Students with a complete or partially complete Bachelor qualification will be considered for entry.

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

Entire academic record: This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Multiple pathways to this course

Applicants who have successfully completed Year 12 are eligible to apply for this course.

Applicants with no formal secondary or tertiary qualifications are not eligible to apply for this course. This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course.More about special admissions schemes...

All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites.

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Current VCE or IB students studying in Victoria should apply online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

For applications Direct to Monash

Apply directly to Monash with this course code: M2012

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$34,200

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 094997E

The course develops through four themes of: personal and professional development; population, communities, health and illness; the scientific basis of health care; and applied practice.