Bachelor of Public Health

Program code

1440

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$9,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee

Entry requirements

67.00

ATAR/RANK 2022

(more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • Any General or Applied English subject (Units 3&4, C)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

About this program

You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in public health roles around the world. You will learn how to address major health issues including chronic disease, sexual health, nutrition, HIV/AIDs, physical activity, drugs and alcohol within many populations such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, youth, seniors and in settings such as workplaces, hospital and schools.

In the final year, you will put your academic studies into practice through professional placements in public health organisations. The placements can be in either local or international locations. Visit Fit for Professional Practice for details.

Honours is available through an additional year of study.

Related degrees

Code Program title Campus Intake
1440 Bachelor of Public Health (this program) Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
2121 Bachelor of Health (Honours) in Public Health Gold Coast Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

The program is offered in full-time or part-time, on-campus mode at the Gold Coast campus.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Work-integrated learning

Students will complete at least 200 hours of work integrated learning in the course 3201MED_Y1 Public Health Practicum/3201MED_Y2 Public Health Practicum.

My career opportunities

As a graduate you will be qualified to find work as a public health officer or a health promotion officer tackling our most pressing health issues. You could work on intervention programs or policies in teams at an international level with organisations such as the World Health Organization, the United Nations or UNICEF or with federal, state or local governments or at the community level. You will be prepared for a range of contemporary issues such as mental health, women's and men's health, epidemics and pandemics, alcohol and drugs, and child and adolescent health.

Professional recognition

Public health officers and health promotion officers are recognised as professions under the Health Practitioners and Dental Officers (Queensland Health) Award - State 2015.

Students and graduates are eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).

Professional Practice requirements

There are placements associated with this program and before undertaking professional experience placements, all students in this program are required to have completed the following by the end of their first trimester of study:

  • Vaccinations and Health Tests
  • Licenses and Certificates
  • Online Training
  • Health Placement Requirements

Students should refer to the checklist of professional practice requirements for their Health discipline on the Fit for Professional Practice website for full details of the requirements regarding professional placement to ensure that they meet eligibility for placement.

Pathways to further study

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Public Health (1440) with a GPA of 5.0 or higher over the second and third year of the Bachelor degree will be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Health (Honours) in Public Health (2121). Further study options also include the Doctor of Medicine (5099), the Master of Public Health (5263), the Master of Global Public Health (5725) and the Master of Health Services Management (5586). Students interested in further study should consult the Program Director.

Commonwealth supported students

  • The fee is indicative of an annual full-time load (80 credit points) in a program categorized to one of the Australian Government's broad discipline areas (student contribution bands). A student's actual annual fee may vary in accordance with his or her choice of majors and electives. The Australian Government sets student contribution amounts on an annual basis.
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Fee-paying undergraduate (domestic) students

These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:

  • Full-fee paying domestic students who commenced their program prior to 2009.
  • International students who have been approved to pay domestic tuition fees after obtaining Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency or a permanent humanitarian visa and who have not obtained a Commonwealth supported place.
Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying undergraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.
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Program fees for the Bachelor of Public Health (1440)


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FEE-HELP

Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.

Further information

Additional fee information

Throughout your program you may be required to pay for the following items:

first aid certificate; immunisations; uniforms; expenses associated with placements such as travel and accommodation.