Public Health - M2012
Are you interested in the big picture? Public health initiatives save millions of lives. With a Bachelor of Public Health, you’ll be equipped to find answers to health’s biggest questions apply your knowledge to whole communities and populations.
Public health 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. Your studies include health promotion, epidemiology, health and biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, social sciences, health data management and global health.
Through the Bachelor of Public Health, you’ll learn how to develop, implement and evaluate programs and policies to promote health and prevent disease and injury. Our course has a global orientation, so you’ll examine both Australian and international health challenges.
You’ll also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a real public health setting by completing a professional placement and find out what a career in health promotion is like. Or you’ll participate in public health research, working on a project under the supervision of one of our expert supervisors.
With a Bachelor of Public health, graduates can explore a variety of rewarding careers and make a difference to health within the community. You could go into roles in health promotion, public health research, epidemiology, disease prevention and community engagement. Our graduates work in health services, government and non-government organisations, research institutes and the private sector.
You can use this degree as an accelerated pathway into our Master of Public Health and Master of Clinical Research degrees. You can also build on your public health knowledge or pursue a clinical career following further graduate studies, such as a Master of Nursing Practice or Master of Social Work. You could also choose to complete an Honours year, as a pathway towards a career in public health research.