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Bachelor of Public Health
Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Public Health

  • ID:GU610139
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C).

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old

Course Information

You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in public health roles around the world. You will learn how to address major health issues including chronic disease, sexual health, nutrition, HIV/AIDs, physical activity, drugs and alcohol within many populations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, youth, seniors and in settings such as workplaces, hospital and schools.

In the final year, you will put your academic studies into practice through professional placements in public health organisations. The placements can be in either local or international locations. Visit Placement Essentials for details.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.


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Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

  • Interpersonal Skills - 1008HSV
  • Language and Communication for Health - 5902LHS (see Note 1)
  • Introduction to Health Promotion - 1977MED
  • Foundational Anatomy and Physiology - 1006MSC
  • Sustainability and Health - 1982MED
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology - 1003PSY
  • Introduction to Social Theory - 1014HSV
  • Listed elective
  • Health Challenges for the 21st Century - 1205MED

Note 1: Students who are required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete 5902LHS in their first trimester in place of 1008HSV.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

  • Listed elective
  • Priorities and Interventions in Public Health - 2209MED
  • Epidemiology - 2220MED
  • Public Health Research Methods - 2214MED
  • Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation - 2218MED
  • Listed elective
  • First Peoples Health and Practice - 3121MED
  • Free-choice elective

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Community Engagement and Project Management - 3132MED
  • Listed electives
  • Public Health Professional Practice - 3208MED
  • Public Health Practicum - 3209MED
  • Free-choice elective
  • Listed elective

Listed electives

When selecting a course, you are responsible for checking the trimester, year, campus and mode of offer. If the course is an in-person offering, you must be able to attend classes on the campus of offer.

  • Introduction to Environmental Health - 1111MED
  • Nutrition - 2210AHS
  • Marketing for Behaviour Change - 3007MKT
  • Nutrition Through the Lifecycle - 3134MED
  • Environmental Health Management - 3160MED
  • Introduction to Psychology 2 - 1002PSY
  • Physical Activity Promotion - 2223MED
  • Healthcare Systems - 3205MED
  • Climate Change and Public Health - 3110MED

Free-choice electives

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective/s offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

When selecting a course, you are responsible for checking the trimester, year, campus and mode of offer. If the course is an in-person offering, you must be able to attend classes on the campus of offer.

  • Australian Politics and Government - 2002GIR
  • Governments, Markets and Communities - 2005GIR
  • Child and Youth Mental Health - 3936NRS
  • Public Health Research Project - 3207MED
  • Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia - 1003GIR
  • Childhood: Early Years - 2026HSV
  • Food Safety: Science and Management - 2113MED
  • Community Internship and Partnerships for SDGs - 3002LFC
  • Youth Health and Wellbeing - 2084EDN
  • Global Women's Health - 3777NRS
  • The Business of You - 3036IBA (not offered in 2021)
  • The Business of Business - 3037IBA (not offered in 2021)
  • Asia-Pacific Public Health Field Tour - 5001MED
  • Applied Public Health Field Trip - 5002MED
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a graduate you will be qualified to work as a health promotion officer or a public health officer in a number of fields including health education, mental health, women's health and policy development. You will find work in local state and government departments and agencies, non-government organisations, health centres, schools and community organisations.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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