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- Study sociology, epidemiology, communication, statistics and evaluation, health system management, community nutrition, general studies in psychology, Indigenous health, gender issues, counselling and science.
- Prepare yourself for a career as a community health officer, policy officer, public health promoter and educator, or health consultant.
- Pathway into further study in environmental health, occupational health and safety, and emergency and disaster management.
- Graduate eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Health Promotion Association.
- Opportunities to complete work placements, both in Australia and overseas, to gain professional experience and industry contacts.
|QTAC course code||425372|
|QUT course code||PU52|
|Course duration||3 years full-time|
|Start month||2014 & 2015 February|
|Deferment||You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.|
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Public health professionals are skilled in developing and delivering health initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellbeing of whole populations. Their knowledge can be applied in many areas of health and they may specialise in preventing the spread of disease, promoting health services, developing new policies and practices that deliver fair and equitable health systems, creating safer work environments, investigating sustainable environmental practices, advocating for minority groups, or encouraging communities to adopt healthy lifestyle choices.
Why choose this course?
This course allows you to study a variety of areas essential for practice including sociology, epidemiology, communication, statistics and evaluation, health system management and finance. You will complete professional placements that expose you to public health practice and provide you with valuable industry contacts. Opportunities to complete rural placements and gain experience overseas offer you valuable insight into healthcare systems and delivery in Australia and internationally.
During this course you will be able to select a study pathway that aligns with your career goals. You can choose units that focus on community nutrition, Indigenous health, general studies in psychology, family and gender issues, counselling, science and others. You can also tailor the program to prepare for further study and a career as a registered environmental health officer and occupational health and safety officer.
You can widen your career possibilities even further by pairing this degree with one in a complementary area such as nursing or media and communication. See the double degrees available.
Many graduates work in local, state or national health departments. Their role may focus on health education and promotion, policy development, cancer prevention, epidemiology, risk management, sexual and reproductive health, disease prevention and research and evaluation.
Graduates may also work in non-government and community organisations in roles that focus on advocacy for minority groups, or as consultants and project officers in international health agencies.
Graduate roles include: health promotion officers, school health educators, assistant epidemiologists, researchers, state and national health program managers and health policy officers.
By completing further study, you may also pursue a career as a specialist in environmental health, occupational health and safety, or health management.
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Health Promotion Association.
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.
Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.
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Guide to entry cut-offs
Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
Did you get an OP 1-5?
If you receive an OP 1-5 or equivalent, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. All fees are based on current fixed fee prices. We review fees annually.
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.
2015: CSP $4,400 per Study Period (48 credit points) (subject to annual review)
Student Services and Amenities Fee
You'll need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.
HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees
You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.
Scholarships and financial support
You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.
These scholarships are available for this course:
You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments
How to apply for Bachelor of Public Health
You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.
Are you ready to submit your application?
You're ready if you've:
- Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
- Checked important dates.
- Checked you meet the entry requirements.
- Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.
All done? Then you're ready to apply.
Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (425372) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.
After you've submitted your application to QTAC
If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.
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