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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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Bachelor of Applied Public Health

  • Bachelor

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. It includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
079451J

About this course

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. It includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures. The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you the skills to improve population health, whether it's to a handful of people or across several continents. You will learn how to:

  • apply a rigorous evidence-based approach to understand disease determinants
  • plan effective solutions through policy, legislation and advocacy
  • develop and manage public health programs for populations, communities and individuals

Graduates can enter a wide range of public health careers, such as:

  • public health officer
  • community development worker
  • epidemiologist
  • policy analyst
  • program evaluator
  • health educator
  • project officer and consumer advocate

within a variety of organisations such as:

  • government health departments
  • population health units
  • community health centres
  • non-governmental health organisations (NGOs)
  • advocacy groups
  • international health agencies.

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you up to 300 hours of valuable professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course. Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. It includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures. The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you the skills to improve population health, whether it's to a handful of people or across several continents. You will learn how to:

  • apply a rigorous evidence-based approach to understand disease determinants
  • plan effective solutions through policy, legislation and advocacy
  • develop and manage public health programs for populations, communities and individuals

Graduates can enter a wide range of public health careers, such as:

  • public health officer
  • community development worker
  • epidemiologist
  • policy analyst
  • program evaluator
  • health educator
  • project officer and consumer advocate

within a variety of organisations such as:

  • government health departments
  • population health units
  • community health centres
  • non-governmental health organisations (NGOs)
  • advocacy groups
  • international health agencies.

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you up to 300 hours of valuable professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course. Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.

Entry 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.

Victoria
  • Prerequisites: 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 2020 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study locations

Melbourne

Career pathways

Graduates can work in roles including public health officer, community development worker, epidemiologist, policy analyst, program evaluator, health educator, project officer and consumer advocate. Such roles exist in both the public and private sectors including state and federal health departments, population health units, community health centres, and divisions of general practice, local government, non-governmental health organisations (NGOs), advocacy groups and international health agencies.