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).

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: including foundation studies in health promotion, human biology, psychology and elective studies. Students are able to undertake a major sequence of study to suit their interests and diversify their employment opportunities.

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 74 Yes Full time 3 years
Burwood 74 Yes Part time 6 years
Waurn Ponds 68.3 Yes Full time 3 years
Waurn Ponds 68.3 Yes Part time 6 years

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. Deakin’s fastest growing is the Cloud Campus where over 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. 

With 56 000 students it is one of Australia’s largest universities. The university has a large, diverse student body, with many mature age and part-time students, a high proportion of international students and others from regional areas. It engages students from non-traditional student groups through flexible learning modes and comprehensive transition programs, as well as community-based education.

Deakin’s four faculties offer courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, architecture, business, law, medicine, optometry, engineering, nursing, allied health, psychology and teaching. The university provides a broad range of double degrees, offering combinations such as nursing with midwifery, health sciences with information systems, and criminology with psychological science.

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