Study public health

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Our postgraduate programs have been designed for professionals interested in a career in public health, mid-career professionals seeking advancement, and clinicians looking to broaden their range of expertise.

Why public health at QUT?

  • Learn from professionals with experience that includes senior management roles, policy and service development, hospitals and health services, consultancy and research.
  • Start your postgraduate learning with a short course, with the option to progress through to a masters qualification.
  • Study to suit your lifestyle with options to learn on-campus, online or in shorter intensive blocks.

What is public health at QUT?

Public health professionals are skilled in developing and delivering health initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellbeing of whole populations, locally and on a global scale.

Our courses and research reflect these areas of strength and expertise:

  • emergency and disaster management
  • environmental health
  • epidemiology and biostatistics
  • health information management
  • health promotion
  • health service management
  • indigenous health
  • occupational health and safety.

Choose your area of specialisation

Our postgraduate programs offer a range of major study areas suitable for professionals from a variety of health practice backgrounds who want to develop knowledge and skills for executive leadership roles, or entry roles in environmental health, occupational health and safety, and other areas of health.

Take the next step in your career

We offer a suite of short course and postgraduate degree programs that have been designed for:

  • professionals interested in a career in public health
  • mid-career professionals seeking advancement
  • clinicians looking to broaden their range of expertise.

Programs span one-week short courses to masters qualifications, and many courses articulate, which allows you to increase your qualifications step by step at a pace that suits you. Many courses give you the option to learn on-campus, online or in shorter intensive blocks.

Learn from the best

Many of our staff have held executive leadership positions in government and industry, offering valuable insight with real case studies. They're focused on developing your executive leadership skills, and will offer unique opportunities for mentorship and networking, while sharing their experience in understanding and negotiating the public health industry.

A career in research

Our research responds to the demand for better public health services, the promotion of better health and wellbeing, improved disease and illness prevention, and policy development to achieve fairer, more inclusive societies.

Our researchers are drivers of change and have been recognised by industry bodies for their innovation. Articles about our recent research include:

The majority of our research is conducted through our Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI). Encompassing prevention, intervention and translation, IHBI is focused on ensuring that better health becomes a reality in our lifetime. Our researchers work in multidisciplinary teams across multiple sites, including hospitals.

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