Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Blacktown
  • Melbourne

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

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 for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.


New South Wales

English Standard (Band 2) or English as an Additional Language (EAL) (Band 3)


Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp consisting of:

  1. 140 cp from specified Public Health units (Part A)
  2. 50 cp from Inter-professional units (Part B)
  3. 20 cp Health Promotion units (Part C)
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum units (Part D)
  5. 10 cp from elective units (Part E)

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Part A : Public Health Specified Units

Complete exactly 140 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
PUBH100 Foundations of Public Health 10
PUBH101 Foundations of Public Health Communication 10
PUBH103 Epidemiology 10
PUBH200 Globalisation, Environment and Health 10
PUBH202 Public Health Research Methods 10
PUBH204 Public Health Economics 10
PUBH205 Public Health Emergency Response 10
PUBH222 Public Health Community Engagement 10
PUBH302 Applied Public Health 1 10
PUBH303 Applied Public Health Communication 10
PUBH304 Public Health Advocacy 10
PUBH305 Applied Public Health 2 10
PUBH306 Public Health Policy and Law 10
PUBH311 Contemporary Issues in Public Health 10

Part B : Inter-professional Units

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
BIOL121 Human Biological Science 1 10
BIOL122 Human Biological Science 2 10
HLSC120 Indigenous Health and Culture 10
PSYC104 Research Design and Statistics I 10
PSYC206 Research Design and Statistics II 10

Part C : Health Promotion Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
PUBH102 Foundations of Health Promotion 10
PUBH312 Applied Health Promotion 10

Part D : Core Curriculum Units

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
UNCC100 Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society 10
PHCC102 Being Human 10
PHCC104 Ethics and the Good Life 10
Code Title Credit Points Notes
UNCC300 Justice and Change in a Global World 10
PHCC320 The Just Society 10


Part E : Elective Units

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

Code Title Credit Points Notes
DVST100 Introduction to International Development Studies 10
DVST200 Refugees and Forced Migration 10
GEOG101 Global Human Environments 10
GEOG204 Environmental Sustainability: the Global Challenge 10
SOCS243 Global Health 10
GEOG207 Political Geography: Borders, Migration and Conflict 10
DVST101 Humanitarian Work and Aid 10

A student may undertake other elective units drawn from ACU undergraduate programs or by cross-institutional study, with prior approval of the Course Coordinator.

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