Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours)
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
This is a one-year degree for students who have already completed a relevant Bachelor degree. Please visit the Public Health Honours page for further information.
Applications for 2023 entry into the Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours) will close on 16 January 2023.
The Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours) allows students to build upon the knowledge gained in their undergraduate degree, develop research skills that will equip them for future study at a higher degree level and work closely with an academic expert to contribute to a particular area of interest.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours) will have:
- an understanding of research principles and methods
- a significant amount of knowledge in a particular area, which will allow them to undertake further study, research and/or other professional work the ability to research, interpret and relay potentially complex theoretical principals
- the technical skills to design and conduct a research project, with some level of independence
- the skills to work collaboratively within an academic team of researchers as a junior member.
Our public health graduates have undertaken further study in post graduate health programs or research or have pursued careers in:
- physical activity promotion,
- maternal and child health,
- drugs and alcohol, domestic violence,
- refugee support,
- food and nutrition,
- poverty alleviation,
- school education programs,
- indigenous health,
- community gardens,
- harm minimization,
- fertility management,
- health service access,
- soup kitchens,
- disaster management,
- personal and community hygiene.
Graduates have been employed by:
- Community Health Centres
- Managed Care Organizations & Insurance Companies
- Pharmaceutical & Medical Supply Companies
- Professional & Advocacy Organizations
- Government Agencies
- Business & Industry
- Schools, Colleges & Universities
- Community-based Agencies
Examples of the types of work the course prepares public health graduates for are:
- Public Health Project officer
- Public Health Advocate
- Health Educator
- Health Communications Specialist
- Academic Policy Advisor
- Legislative Policy Advisor
- Management Policy Advisor
To complete the Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours), a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 Semester
HLSC406 Research Methods in Biomedical and Health Sciences Research
HLSC407 Communicating Research in Biomedical and Health Sciences
HLSC408 Qualitative Research Methods in Health Science
HLSC409 Statistics for Biomedical and Health Sciences Research
PUBH400 Honours Thesis (Part A)
Year 1 Semester 2
PUBH401 Honours Thesis (Part B)
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.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible to apply for admission to the course, a student must have completed a relevant bachelor degree and attained a GPA of 5.50.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
English language requirements
Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).
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.
Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree including the suite of courses with specialties available in public health and global health. Graduates may also be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.
* indicative only; subject to passage of legislation.
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
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.