Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This program prepares graduates who have an understanding of public health issues, primary health care, community health, health promotion, epidemiology and research methods. Public health professionals promote the general health and wellness of communities or populations through their work in the healthcare sector.
The course consists of 216 credit points of core public health studies, a 12 credit point placement, together with the opportunity to select up to 60 credit points of elective studies in the areas of alcohol and drug studies, community nutrition, counselling, family and gender, general studies in psychology, information management, health management, Indigenous health, family and gender and science.
- Public health
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- Assumed knowledge: English, or Literature, or English and Literature, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C).
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Health Promotion Association.
Completion of the course may lead on to postgraduate studies in: Environmental health; Health promotion; Health services management; Occupational health and safety; Risk management.
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Blue Card and Hepatitis B vaccination prior to commencing the clinical placement components in this course. Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rubella, Tetanus and Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccinations are mandatory for all students attending a Queensland Health facility for placement. Hepatitis A, Influenza and Poliomyelitis are highly recommended for all Health students. QUT offers a range of scholarships that provide real support for students. Our offer guarantee can give you peace of mind about your study choices. If you receive an ATAR or selection rank equal to or higher than the offer guarantee, you are guaranteed a place in the course regardless of the threshold. This means that when you know your ATAR or selection rank you can check your eligibility for a QUT course before receiving an offer. You still need to lodge a QTAC application by the closing date. A small number of courses do not participate in the offer guarantee scheme.