The Bachelor of Public Health provides foundation studies in health for those interested in a career in public health, health policy and planning and health services. The degree also provides a strong basis from which to undertake graduate entry clinical training in areas of allied health such as physiotherapy, nutrition, dietetics, exercise science, occupational therapy, nursing and medicine.
The study program integrates the core public health discipline with a choice of concentration areas suited to student interests and career intentions or as required for postgraduate areas of specialist health practice. Students may choose, for example, a concentration area in nutrition, in psychology, in management, in community education or in marketing. Graduates will understand key issues affecting health of populations, be skilled in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information, and able to plan and manage health programs or projects.
Graduates can work as community health officers, policy officers, program evaluators, public health promoters and educators, project officers and consultants. Graduates can work in both public and private sectors including state and federal health departments, population health units, community health centres, divisions of general practice, non-governmental health organisations, advocacy groups and international health agencies.