Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion

Deakin University

This program provides specialist training in public health and health promotion skills.The field relies on diverse approaches, including community engagement, policy development, research, education and the media to address the causes of poor health within populations. Practical work placements give you the chance to gain valuable experience and further develop your expertise in the field, in preparation for careers in the health sector. Career opportunities exist in government and private sector roles across Australia and internationally. You will be qualified for work in areas such as social planning, women's health, health promotion, community development, health education, policy and planning, health research and program development. Graduates from the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion may be eligible to become members of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).

Course Fee:


International: $96,480

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL

Structure:

24 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Environmental health; Epidemiology; Health promotion; Health sciences; Professional practice; Program planning; Public health

Study Pathways:

The degree is a foundation for honours and postgraduate study that lead to a research career in public health and/or health promotion. The honours year is available at the end of this degree to eligible students.

Further information:

Work-integrated learning is a core feature of this course, and is embedded within all units, which includes assignments that replicate work in the field. Another feature of this course is the capstone experience, a 120-hour field education placement that provides students with an opportunity to transfer knowledge and skills to a practical setting, and further learning through realistic field experience. These placements enable students to consolidate skills under the supervision of qualified practitioners, which assists students to be work-ready after graduation.

Recognition:

Graduates from the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion may be eligible to become members of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Waurn Ponds 66.95 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 63.35 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 63.35 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 66.95 Yes Part time 6 years

What does it mean to be a great university? For Deakin, it means ensuring its graduates are highly regarded by employers and well prepared for twenty first century lives and careers, and that its research translates into commercial outcomes that will make a difference to the communities Deakin serves.

Deakin University has five campuses - one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria. With over 61,000 students, it is one of Australia’s largest universities. Deakin’s fastest growing campus is in the Cloud where 15,000 students study predominantly online. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. Deakin prides itself on developing career-ready graduates that are innovative, resilient, and well prepared for rapidly changing workforce needs. Deakin has a strong focus on teaching, with student satisfaction and the employability of its students being key indicators of success.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. It is on a strong research trajectory, ranked 211 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018).

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