Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Global Studies
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
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.
Students will undertake international study, exchange or an internship in their 3rd year of study.
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
To complete the Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Global Studies, a student must complete 320 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 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
PUBH102 Foundations of Health Promotion
Core Curriculum Unit 1
UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society
PHCC102 Being Human
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 1|
Global Studies List A
Global Studies Elective 2
PSYC206 Research Design and Statistics II
Core Curriculum Unit 2
UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World
PHCC320 The Just Society
|Year 3 - Semester 2|
GLST301 Global Study Abroad A
GLST302 Global Study Abroad B
GLST303 Global Study Abroad C
GLST304 Global Study Abroad D
GLST300 Global Study International Internship *
Rome Semester Program
|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 2|
Global 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.
Semester 1 Intake
*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Unit fee: $3196
- Average first year fee: $25568
- Estimate total cost: $102272
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.
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.
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.
How to apply
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.