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What will I learn?

This course is multidisciplinary, giving you a solid grounding in public health. You can use the degree to work in the area of public health or as a pathway into other health degrees such as speech pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Public health practitioners work to achieve better health through the prevention of disease and disability. Rather than working with individual clients, public health practitioners work at the community or whole population level. They pay special attention to how social, economic and environmental factors affect health and wellbeing.

Professional recognition

You can gain professional membership of the Public Health Association of Australia; and the Australasian Epidemiological Association.

Career information

Careers

Administrative officer
Community development officer
Project officer
Research officer.

Industries

Health research
Local and state government
Non-government organisations.

What you'll learn

Apply discipline knowledge, understand its theoretical underpinnings and ways of thinking; extend the boundaries of knowledge through research
Apply logical and rational processes to analyse the components of an issue; think creatively to generate innovative solutions
Decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources
Communicate in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose
Use appropriate technologies recognising their advantages and limitations
Use a range of learning strategies; take responsibility for one's own learning and development; sustain intellectual curiosity; know how to continue to learn as a graduate
Think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; apply international standards and practices within a discipline or professional area
Respect individual human rights; recognise the importance of cultural diversity particularly the perspective of Indigenous Australians; value diversity of language
Work independently and in teams; demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practices.

Optional units allow you to pursue your interests in other health areas or choose one subject for in-depth learning. You may select a practicum unit in your third year of study.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

003691K

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,000.00 (19,25,193) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $108,200

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February 2023

More details

Start date

25 July 2022

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) - Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 58; Overall band score – 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; Overall score 169; C2 Proficiency (CPE) - 190 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; Overall score 176. Better in 12th grade and a combined score of at least 1090 out of 1600 in the Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math in the SAT from the same sitting, with a minimum of 510 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing and 500 in Math component or a composite score of 24.

For international students

Completion of Australian Year 12 (VCE, HSC, QCE, WACE, SACE, TCE, NTCE, ACT) or equivalent; and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 50; Overall band score 58; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and PBT (Paper Based Test) - 570 and 4.5 in TWE; C1 Advanced Formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. C2 Proficiency Formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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