What will I learn?

Public Health is the art and science of promoting population health, creating health environments and including health in all policies. Public Health practitioners work in government, not for profit and private organisations to improve living standards through preventing infectious diseases and poor health caused by unhealthy lifestyle, enabling positive mental wellbeing based on scientific evidence as well as conducting long terms studies of populations to improve current solutions.

This degree

This degree will provide you with an understanding of the key issues affecting the health of populations. You will develop skills in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information; planning and managing a health program or project, and in improving the health of populations. This degree will expose you to the way governments, not for profits and private institutions conceptualise and tackle a variety of health challenges and prepare you for the future of public health.

High achieving students can undertake an Honours year at the conclusion of the degree to further develop and apply their research skills. Professional Recognition Graduates can apply to be a full member of the Public Health Association of Australia.

What you will study

During the UOW Bachelor of Public Health you will learn the basics of the health sector and develop an understanding of the problems involving health, illness, treatment and welfare. There is an emphasis on the scientific basis of public health, together with social policy and communication aspects. You will also be provided with career ready experiences throughout the degree to prepare you for a changing world of work.

Why choose this course

UOW is home to public health researchers who are leaders in their field in Australia and internationally. Our academics will supervise and encourage you to build your own Public Health career in whatever avenue you choose. At UOW you will have the opportunity to develop your practical public health skills and professional networks, making you a career-ready UOW graduate.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

CRICOS

068536F

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,248.00 (US$ 21,927) per year
AUD $93,744 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $15,624

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

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent).

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 6.5, reading 6.0, writing 6.0, listening 6.0, speaking 6.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 86, reading 18, writing 18, listening 17, speaking 17; PTE Academic overall score of 62, All bands 54

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

Pathways options

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