Public health

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Career outcomes

Our public health graduates have pursued careers as:

  • program managers
  • program evaluators
  • health educators
  • consumer advocates
  • epidemiologists
  • project officers
  • policy analysts
  • research professionals
  • public health officers
  • allied health practitioners
  • registered nursing practitioners
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About public health

Enhance lives on a larger scale. Public health professionals dedicate their lives to improving the wellbeing of others, whether it’s disease prevention or achieving better health outcomes through the improvement of social and political systems. As a public health graduate, you’ll be prepared for a career planning, developing and managing solutions to enhance the lives and wellbeing of populations – whether for a handful of people or across multiple continents. You’ll also be proficient in environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures.

Make others your mission

Backed by ACU’s commitment to human dignity and the common good, our public health courses prepare you to practise with a community, national or global focus – with a perspective of ethics and social justice.

Specialise in lives

Looking to advance your studies in public health? Specialise with an ACU postgraduate course, such as a graduate diploma or masters. Specialisations include public health, health administration, or global health and advocacy.

Modelled on the UN

Our global health postgraduate specialisation is designed around the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. Build on your previous public health knowledge and skills with studies in sustainable development, food security, humanitarian assistance and advocacy.

Professional recognition

Our public health programs have been designed around the Foundation Competencies for Master of Public Health Graduates in Australia. For medical practitioners specialising in public health, our programs also meet the requirements of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.

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Why study at ACU

At ACU, you’ll get more than an excellent education. You’ll get the opportunity to help others, inspire change, and make a real difference.

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