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Australian Catholic University, Australia, North Sydney

Applied Public Health, Bachelor

  • Applied Public Health, Bachelor
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 3 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 8,305

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

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.

Career Opportunities

The health and fitness field has many career options, so when you're trying to choose a career, you'll most likely want to first determine what type of degree you should pursue. Job options may differ if you earn an associate degree instead of a master's, for example. Some careers available within the health and fitness field include: Personal trainer Health club manager Wellness coach Athletic coach Fitness consultant Positions such as personal trainer, wellness coach, fitness consultant and athletic coach involve working directly with individuals to help them to improve their physical fitness for health or athletic performance. Health club manager and fitness club owner are business-related positions in which the work is mostly administrative.

Course Overview

You will learn how to:apply a rigorous evidence-based approach to understand disease determinantsplan effective solutions through policy, legislation and advocacydevelop and manage public health programs for populations, communities and individuals.Graduates can enter a wide range of public health careers, such as: I want to find another Bachelor Course public health officercommunity development workerepidemiologistpolicy analystprogram evaluatorhealth educatorproject officer and consumer advocatewithin a variety of organisations such as: government health departmentspopulation health unitscommunity health centresnon-governmental health organisations (NGOs)advocacy groupsinternational 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.Career PathsGraduates can work in roles including public health officer, community development worker, epidemiologist, policy analyst, program evaluator, health educator, project officer and consumer advocate. Such roles exist in both the public and private sectors including state and federal health departments, population health units, community health centres, and divisions of general practice, local government, non-governmental health organisations (NGOs), advocacy groups and international health agencies.


Programme Structure Courses Included:Foundations of Public Health Effective Communication Globalisation, Environment and Health Epidemiology Public Health Research Methods Public Health Economics Legal and Policy Frameworks to Promote Health Public Health Responses to Complex Emergencies Applied Public Health 1 Communication in Public Health Public Health Entrepreneurship Applied Public Health 2


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Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Equivalent to Australian High School completion plus academic IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all tests). Recognised international high school qualification English language proficiency.

English Entry Requirement


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Australian Catholic University


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