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
Burwood 63.35 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 63.35 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 66.95 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 66.95 Yes Part time 6 years

Deakin’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give students a competitive edge. More than 58,000 students have chosen Deakin for its industry-aligned courses, teachers that are leaders in their field, flexible study options on campus and online, leading edge facilities and proven record of scientific achievements. 

Deakin’s internationally recognised quality of research and teaching puts it in the top two per cent of the world’s universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings). Deakin is also number one for student satisfaction in Victoria (2016 Student Experience Survey). 

Deakin is one of Australia’s largest universities, with over 40 years of experience as a leading tertiary education provider. Its five campuses include one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria, plus 15,000 students that study predominantly online via Deakin’s Cloud Campus. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. 

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 has a large, diverse student body, with many mature age and part-time students, as well as many international students and students from regional areas. 

Deakin’s four faculties offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, psychology, business, law, medicine, engineering, nursing, allied health, information technology and teaching. 

 

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