Bachelor of Public Health

Start your journey towards a career in health

Are you interested in working in Australia's public health system – one of the most efficient and effective schemes in the world? Our Bachelor of Public Health is the entry point for you. The degree provides a foundation in health studies for a number of disciplines such as physiotherapy, nutrition, dietetics, exercise science, occupational therapy, nursing and medicine. You can broaden your qualification even further by complementing your public health studies with other areas such as sports science, psychology, marketing, management, international studies, human nutrition and biology.

Open to new admissions

2018

Admission open to

Domestic students and International students


Level of Study

Undergraduate

Full-time Study Duration

3 years

Lowest Selection Rank

60


Location

Canberra, Brisbane

Course code

158JA

CRICOS number

071072G

Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Public Health at UC and you will:

  • deepen and broaden your knowledge of public health
  • demonstrate high-level understanding of public health principles and practices
  • understand key issues affecting the health of populations
  • learn how to obtain, review and analyse health information
  • plan, manage and evaluate public health programs or projects
  • specialise into a variety of health fields.

Career Opportunities

  • community health officer
  • policy officer
  • program evaluator
  • public health promoter and educator
  • project officer
  • health consultant

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is all about learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. At UC it is an essential component of most of our courses and reinforces our commitment to preparing highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in WIL via internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan

YEAR 1

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Contexts of Health and Wellbeing
  • Open Elective
  • Community Devel't Principles & Practice
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
  • Public Health Systems and Policy 1
  • Restricted Choice (x2)

YEAR 2

  • Nutritional Science
  • Public Health Systems and Policy 2
  • Health Data Analysis
  • Health Patterns of Disease
  • Open Elective (x2)
  • Restricted Choice (x2)

YEAR 3

  • Health Program Planning and Development
  • Epidemiology and Principles of Research
  • Public Policy in Theory and Practice
  • Healthy and Sustainable Places
  • Indigenous Health
  • Open Elective
  • Restricted Choice (x2)

Course specific
information

Upon graduation you will have a broad range of employment opportunities in both the public and private sectors. These including state and federal health departments, population health units, community health centres, divisions of general practice, non-governmental health organisations, advocacy groups and international health agencies.

More
information

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