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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

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Bachelor of Applied Public Health

  • Bachelor

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
079451J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar
Fees
$8,305 per year / $24,915 total

About this course

Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health by improving social and political systems. It includes environmental, economic, technical, educational and legislative measures. The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you the skills to improve population health, whether it’s to a handful of people or across several continents. You will learn how to:apply a rigorous evidence-based approach to understand disease determinants plan effective solutions through policy, legislation and advocacy develop and manage public health programs for populations, communities and individualsGraduates can enter a wide range of public health careers, such as:public health officer community development worker epidemiologist policy analyst program evaluator health educator project officer and consumer advocatewithin a variety of organisations such as:government health departments population health units community health centres non-governmental health organisations (NGOs) advocacy groups international health agencies. The Bachelor of Applied Public Health will give you up to 300 hours of valuable professional placements, concentrated in the third year of the course. Some placements will be available during summer recess, and there are opportunities for interstate or international experience.

Study locations

Melbourne, VIC

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Health Services & Support courses at Australian Catholic University (ACU).
90.5%
Overall satisfaction
90.5%
Skill scale
76.7%
Teaching scale
74.9%
Employed full-time
$61.7k
Average salary