Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. It includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures.
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
- policy analyst
- program evaluator
- health educator
- project officer and consumer advocate
within a variety of organisations such as:
- government health departments
- population health units
- community health centres
- non-governmental health organisations (NGOs)
- advocacy groups
- international health agencies.
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.