What will I learn?
Public health professionals are skilled in developing and delivering health initiatives that focus on improving the health and wellbeing of whole populations. Their knowledge can be applied in many areas of health and they may specialise in preventing the spread of disease, promoting health services, developing new policies and practices that deliver fair and equitable health systems, creating safer work environments, investigating sustainable environmental practices, advocating for minority groups, or encouraging communities to adopt healthy lifestyle choices.
Why choose this course?
This course allows you to study a variety of areas essential for practice including sociology, epidemiology, communication, statistics and evaluation, health system management and finance. You will complete professional placements that expose you to public health practice and provide you with valuable industry contacts. Opportunities to complete rural placements and gain experience overseas offer you valuable insight into healthcare systems and delivery in Australia and internationally.
During this course you will be able to select a study pathway that aligns with your career goals. You can choose units that focus on community nutrition, Indigenous health, general studies in psychology, family and gender issues, counselling, science and others. You can also tailor the program to prepare for further study and a career as a registered environmental health officer and occupational health and safety officer.
Many graduates work in local, state or national health departments. Their role may focus on health education and promotion, policy development, cancer prevention, epidemiology, risk management, sexual and reproductive health, disease prevention and research and evaluation.
By completing further study, you may also pursue a career as a specialist in environmental health, occupational health and safety, or health management.
Which department am I in? QUT Faculty of Health
Applicants must have an aggregate score of 26-39. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) score of 64; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 58; Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) overall grade C1.
Students must have sound knowledge in the area of English. They must have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
English Language Requirements:
Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic) overall score is 64 and no sub-score less than 58, Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) overall score is 58, Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) overall Grade is C1. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.
Offered by this university
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways courses for this subject Extended Foundation
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)
A$31,100.00 (US$ 24,326) per year
19 February 2018
Kelvin Grove Campus Victoria Park Road, KELVIN GROVE, Queensland, 4059, BRISBANE, Australia