Study public health

Our public health programs help you make a real difference to local and international communities through extensive study area options and opportunities for networking and mentorships.

Why study public health at QUT?

  • We are the only Queensland provider of a degree in the emerging area of health information management and offer a range of specialisations in public health to suit your career goals.
  • Industry placements in Australia and overseas offer you real opportunities to improve health outcomes for local and global communities.
  • Learn from industry leaders with contemporary strategic experience across the scope of health care.
  • Continue your professional development with our short courses, which may include an option to complete assessment for credit into some of our postgraduate courses.
  • Study to suit your lifestyle with postgraduate on-campus, online and block learning options.

Choose your specialisation

During your second and third years of the Bachelor of Public Health, explore the areas of healthcare that interest you, or tailor the program to prepare for a career in research, a registered environmental health officer, or occupational health and safety officer.

Professional development

We offer a number of postgraduate programs ideal for professional development and career advancement. Many offer flexible learning options including part-time, online or block mode study.

Programs span from one-week short courses to PhDs, and many articulate, which means you can increase your qualifications step-by-step at a pace that suits you.

Study areas include:

  • chronic disease
  • emergency and disaster management
  • environmental health
  • health services management
  • health promotion
  • occupational health and safety
  • public health
  • quality and patient safety
  • risk management.

Get industry experience

Bachelor of Public Health students complete an industry placement as part of their course, getting firsthand experience of public health practice, and meeting valuable industry contacts. Industry experience is extended with opportunities to travel overseas and interstate to deliver healthcare programs to local and global communities.

Students in the Bachelor of Health Information Management visit professionals working in local hospitals, government agencies and not-for-profit organisations, which offers an insight into the profession and valuable networking opportunities. Complete industry placements during your final year, which prepares you to transition into the workplace.

Unique courses

Our Bachelor of Health Information Management is the only course of its kind in Queensland. Combine skills and knowledge from the disciplines of business, information technology and health to improve patient care and make health systems run more efficiently.

Learn from the best

Our staff have held senior positions in industry, offering a valuable insight into real-world case studies. They'll also provide you with unique opportunities for mentorship and networking, while sharing their experience in understanding and negotiating the public health industry.

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School of Public Health and Social Work admission and course enquiries

  • Phone: 3138 4697
  • Int. phone: +61 7 3138 4697
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    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

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