Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Global Studies

Course information for - 2022 entry

Offered at 1 locations

Study mode
Attendance
Duration
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
CRICOS Code
079445G
IELTS
6.5 overall score (individual score of 6.0 in all tests)
Fees (first year)*
$24824
Start dates
February 2023, February 2024

Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Global Studies is a rewarding double degree for those interested in biological, social and environmental determinants of global health and health inequality. This course is designed to provide you with an informed global perspective that will enhance your application of public health principles to address complex community and population issues in Australia and around the world.

You will enhance your global knowledge and skills with a period of study abroad/exchange where you will learn about other countries and may focus on their public health systems and approaches. Ultimately graduates will be expected to be capable in leadership, with proven research skills and knowledge of the public health sector and the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic changes that are shaping the world.

This course offers students with a unique opportunity to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world), or gain valuable international workplace experience with one of our internship partners. Students have the opportunity to study a Diploma in Languages in either Spanish or Italian alongside their degree to further enhance their employment opportunities.

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Professional experience

Students will undertake international study, exchange or an internship in their 3rd year of study.

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Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • national and international health agencies and non-government organisations
  • public sector (local and international)
  • government service (including diplomatic service)
  • the United Nations and other international organisations
  • social entrepreneurship and companies with a global outreach
  • international relations
  • human rights

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Business Administration, a student must complete 320 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5
Year 1 - Semester 1

PUBH100 Foundations of Public Health

PUBH101 Foundations of Public Health Communication

BIOL121 Human Biological Science 1

HLSC120 Indigenous Health and Culture

Year 1 - Semester 2

POLS104 Introduction to International Relations

PUBH103 Epidemiology

PUBH102 Foundations of Health Promotion

UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society

or

PHCC102 Being Human

or

PHCC104 Ethics and the Good Life

Year 2 - Semester 1

HIST115 Global History: Six Degrees of Separation

Global studies elective 1

PUBH202 Public Health Research Methods

PUBH200 Globalisation, Environment and Health

Year 2 - Semester 2

BIOL122 Human Biological Science 2

PUBH204 Public Health Economics

PSYC104 Research Design and Statistics I

PUBH205 Public Health Emergency Response

Year 3 - Semester 1Global studies list AGlobal studies elective 2

PSYC206 Research Design and Statistics II

UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World

or

PHCC320 The Just Society

Year 3 - Semester 2

Study abroad

(GLST301 Global Study Abroad A -GLST304 Global Study Abroad D )

or

GLST300 Global Study International Internship

   
Year 4 - Semester 1

GLST305 Global Studies Research Project

Global studies list C

PUBH306 Public Health Policy and Law

PUBH304 Public Health Advocacy

Year 4 - Semester 2Global studies list B

PUBH303 Applied Public Health Communication

PUBH311 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

PUBH222 Public Health Community Engagement

This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

*Study abroad or Global studies international internship semester-length study abroad at a partner university, or overseas internship of 10-12 weeks full-time. There are additional costs and administrative fees associated with the international study/internship.

AQF framework

Double Bachelor - Bachelor/Bachelor - AQF Level 7

Entry requirements

View transparency admission information

English language requirements

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5, including an individual score of 6.0 for all tests.

Adjustment factors

If you’re currently completing Year 12 you may be eligible for adjustment factors that can boost your rank and help you get into your desired course.

Adjustment factors may be applied to your TAC application if you study particular subjects, attend schools geographically close to our campuses or in certain regional areas, apply as an elite athlete or performer or meet certain other criteria.

Learn more about adjustment factors

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Pathways

Pathways into course for international applicants

If you don’t currently meet the direct entry requirements for admission to your chosen program, don’t worry. Our range of pathway programs can help you build the language proficiency, academic skills and confidence you need to succeed. 

Find out more about English language programs 

Find out more about the ACU Foundation Studies program 

Find out more about diploma pathways  

Further study

Graduates may progress to further studies in health promotion, epidemiology, public health, health administration, occupational health and international development. Eligible graduates may also undertake the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) or other relevant postgraduate study.

Fees

Course costs

  • Unit fee: $3103
  • Average first year fee: $24824
  • Estimate total cost: $99296

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support. 

Explore your options

Scholarships

You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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How to apply

International applicants

Melbourne

Apply through VTAC

VTAC code 1200217433

Direct application

Apply now

Information on the application procedure 

International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre.

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

 

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