University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Public and Community Health

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Bachelor of Public and Community Health is an ideal first degree for students interested in a career that enhances the health of the community. Globally, the most common health issues and their causes are largely preventable, and Public Health as a discipline has huge potential to address these problems. Students will learn about determinants of health and key issues affecting the health of populations; develop skills in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information and planning and managing a health program or project for improving the health of the population. Graduates are employed in non-government organisations (like the Cancer Council or Red Cross), primary care organisations, local council, Aboriginal Health, and Government positions within the public health department and health promotion units.


240 units - 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum


  • Three majors are available within the program: Health Promotion
  • Environmental Health
  • Global Health and Equity

Standard entry requirements

Application is via UAC and the minimum academic standard is Year 12 - Entry is based on Selection Rank. Big Picture applicants (who do not attain a Selection Rank) entry is based on their Portfolio relevance to the Bachelor of Public and Community Health.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ourimbah International: $105,817
  • ATAR: 70

Fee comments

Campuses: Ourimbah.

International fees are indicative oly

Further information

The first bachelor degree in the world to embrace Big Picture Learning Design, this program allows the student to choose what, how and when they learn. That means the student can tailor their degree and forge a career path based on their aspirations in protecting and promoting the health of communities.

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