Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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. You will learn how to:apply a rigorous evidence-based approach to understand disease determinants plan effective solutions through policy, legislation and advocacy develop and manage public health programs for populations, communities and individualsGraduates can enter a wide range of public health careers, such as:public health officer community development worker epidemiologist policy analyst program evaluator health educator project officer and consumer advocatewithin a variety of organisations such as:government health departments population health units community health centres non-governmental health organisations (NGOs) advocacy groups international 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.

Structure

240 credit points. The course incorporates up to 300 hours of 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.As part of your course, you will be placed in a range of organisations to integrate the theory you learn with practical workplace experiences (placements). As part of your enrolment, you must complete the Faculty of Health Sciences pre-placement requirements. To ensure you meet these requirements you need to start as soon as possible. Visit ACU's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) website to view your Pre-Placement Requirements checklist.

Subjects

  • Public health

Standard entry requirements

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study pathways

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for the Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours). The Faculty of Health Sciences offers a suite of postgraduate coursework degrees with specialties in public health and global health.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Blacktown (St Josephine Bakhita) International: $73,008 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $73,008 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Graduates 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.

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