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Overview

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP12

Rank74

  • Choose an elective area of study such as community nutrition, Indigenous health, family and gender issues, health management, and general studies in psychology.
  • Complete 180 hours of professional placements, both in Australia and overseas, to gain real experience and industry contacts.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in health education and promotion, policy development, epidemiology, risk management and disease prevention.
QTAC course code425372
QUT course code PU52
Attendance Full-time
Course duration 3 years full-time
Start month 2018 February
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact Student Business Services (SBS) Admissions:
CRICOS code 077691J
Careers
  • Administrator
  • Community Health Officer
  • Community Worker
  • Epidemiologist
  • Government Officer
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Home Economist
  • Information Officer
  • Manager
  • Policy Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Public Health Officer
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Research Assistant

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Details

Public health professionals have an understanding of how factors such as gender, socioeconomic status and access to education can affect health. They apply this knowledge to develop  and deliver health programs, services and policies that improve the health and wellbeing of entire populations. They may specialise in preventing the spread of disease, promoting health  services, developing 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 offers the flexibility that allows you to concentrate your studies in areas that align with career opportunities. You will choose five elective units from areas that include community nutrition, Indigenous health, family and gender issues, health management and general studies in psychology. You may choose to tailor the program for further study and a career as a registered environmental health officer or occupational health and safety officer.

During this course, you will complete 180 hours of professional placement. This provides an opportunity for you to work alongside industry professionals and contribute to real projects. These may be completed in metropolitan and regional areas in Queensland, or overseas. Recently, our students have been placed with non-government organisations such as Cancer Council and the Heart Foundation, preventative health government departments, community and advocacy groups, and internationally with our partners in Vietnam, Cambodia, and India.

An understanding of the biological, social, cultural, economic and physical factors that underpin the health of a community can be applied to many health disciplines. You will be taught by professionals with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, research, policy development and health service management. Our graduates are strategic thinkers who can apply their knowledge to develop innovative solutions that create improved health and quality of life for everyone.

Double degrees

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.

Career outcomes

Many graduates work in local, state or national health departments. Their role may focus on health education and promotion, policy development, epidemiology, risk management and disease prevention. Graduates may also work in non-government and community organisations or as project officers in international health agencies.

By completing further study such as a graduate diploma or masters degree, you can specialise in disease control; health promotion; health, safety and the environment; or health management.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia and the Australian Health Promotion Association.

Course requirements

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.

Blue card: you will need a valid blue card to complete practical placements in this course. 

Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry cut-offs

OP 12

Rank 74

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

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.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

Additional Costs

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.

 

 

2018: CSP $9200 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

More information on the SSAF

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.

Find out 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:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments

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How to apply for Bachelor of Public Health

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  4. 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.

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