Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Public health is a broad area that's generally concerned with improving health and well-being by carrying out actions that will have an impact at a population or whole-of-community level. Current Australian priorities for public health are to reduce health disparities between different population groups and to positively influence social, economic, physical and biological factors that play a role in determining overall health outcomes. Public health practitioners are health professionals who have the skills required to help individuals and communities to have greater control over their health and well-being, and to influence organisational and political environments in ways that lead to better health for all.
6 units: 120 credit points
- Public Health: Philosophy, Principles and Practice
- Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches
- Public Health Strategies
- plus more
Standard entry requirements
University admission requirements apply. It is desirable that all applicants demonstrate their commitment to the field of public health. Evidence may include, but is not limited to: publication of written work on a public health issue in the media or in a professional publication, membership of a community or professional group dedicated to public health-related goals, volunteer or paid work experience in a community organisation that seeks to advance the interests of a disadvantaged population or equivalent.
Further studies: Master of Public Health
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Related Careers: Health Promotion Officer, Project Officer, Health Education Officer.