3 years full-time
6 years part-time
$9,000.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual CSP fee
Trimester 1 and Trimester 3
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.
|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.
The program is offered in full-time or part-time, on-campus mode at the Gold Coast campus.
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.
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.
Students will complete at least 200 hours of work integrated learning in the course 3201MED_Y1 Public Health Practicum/3201MED_Y2 Public Health Practicum.
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.
Public health officers and health promotion officers are recognised as professions under the Health Practitioners and Dental Officers (Queensland Health) Award - State 2015.
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:
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.
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.
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
If the fee rate for your program is not displayed above, please contact Student Connect for assistance.
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.
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.