Public Health is the art and science of promoting healthy people, places and policies.
Public Health is the art and science of promoting healthy people, places and policies. Public Health improves the health and quality of life of a population, by working to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote health through scientifically analysing populations and generating solutions to problems.
This degree will provide you with an understanding of the key issues affecting the health of populations. You will develop skills in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information; planning and managing a health program or project, and in improving the health of populations.
High achieving students can undertake an Honours year at the conclusion of the degree to further develop and apply their research skills. Professional Recognition Graduates can apply to be a full member of the Public Health Association of Australia.
What you will study
During the UOW Bachelor of Public Health you will learn the basics of the health sector and develop an understanding of the problems involving health, illness, treatment and welfare. There is an emphasis on the scientific basis of public health, together with social policy and communication aspects. The following majors are available: