Charles Darwin University

Bachelor of Public Health

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00300K

If you are interested in connecting with communities and working to develop innovative and evidence-based health strategies, CDU's Bachelor of Public Health is perfect for you.The Bachelor of Public Health focuses on addressing health disparities faced locally, nationally and globally and will prepare you to work in areas of health promotion, policy making, research and disease prevention. With flexible online delivery and option to attend on campus classes, you will graduate with a broad skill set enabling you the opportunity to work in public health across local, rural, remote and global health settings. The Bachelor of Public Health has diverse and relevant unit offerings encompassing topics such as epidemiology, cultural safety, social media, global and environmental health.In the final year of study you will be supported by CDU academics to work with health agencies and complete your own community health project. CDU offers a range of scholarships as well as opportunities to study abroad with international study tours.


The Bachelor of Public Health has an integrated focus on Indigenous health founded on social justice and social determinants of health and cultural safety framework preparing you to apply your knowledge and skills in multiple health roles. You will gain practical experience and industry connections with the incorporation of a community project.A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements Core Units (22 units) 220cpCompulsory Core units totalling 220 credit points as detailed below. SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1  SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 SWK102 Communication Skills  HSC111 Ethics in Health Care (replaces HSC210 from 2021) HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies HSC112 Basics of Epidemiology HSC122 Foundations of Public Health  HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion HSC202 Social Media in Health Promotion (new title from 2021) HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (new title from 2021) HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management  HSC211 Mental Health Wellbeing  HSC220 Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021) MAN204 Project Management PHM301 Exploring Public Health  SWK312 Social Research Methods HSC312 Global and Environmental Health   HSC318 Rural and Remote Health  HSC331 Health Science Community Practicum A (20 cp) HSC332 Health Science Community Practicum B (20 cp)  Specialist  Electives  (2 units) 20cpSpecialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.  PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A HSC213 Health Informatics  IAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work SPE320 Nutrition and Health  SWK301 Working with and Developing Communities SWK313 Organisational Behaviour   240cp Total Credit PointsStudents who commenced in or after 2013No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or aboveStudents should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.Course Changes - 2021HSC111 Ethics in Health Care has replaced HSC210 Health Sociology from 2021. Students have completed HSC210 do not need to complete HSC111.HSC220 Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction has replaced HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health from 2021. Students have completed HSC230 do not need to complete HSC220.


  • Health and Medicine

Standard entry requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Casuarina International: $30,240 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
CDU Online International: $30,240 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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