Health Sciences

Bachelor of Applied Public Health

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health is an innovative hands-on course designed to provide students with informed perspectives on international public health issues. The Course is very applied, providing opportunities for work placements locally, nationally and overseas. These activities reflect ACU’s focus on the Common Good and Social Justice, to develop graduates who think critically, act ethically and place humanity central to their actions. The Bachelor of Applied Public Health aims to prepare graduates for work across all sectors which have an impact on the health of populations. The degree is also an excellent platform for future specialised studies in Public Health and a career in research.

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you the skills to improve population health, whether it’s to a handful of people or across several continents.

You will learn how to:

  • apply a rigorous evidence-based approach to understand disease determinants
  • plan effective solutions through policy, legislation and advocacy
  • develop and manage public health programs for populations, communities and individuals.

Graduates can enter a wide range of public health careers, such as:

  • public health officer
  • community development worker
  • epidemiologist
  • policy analyst
  • program evaluator
  • health educator
  • project officer and consumer advocate

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you up to 300 hours of valuable professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course. Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.