What will I learn?

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 Placement Essentials for details.

Honours

Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study).

My career opportunities

As a graduate you will be qualified to work as a health promotion officer or a public health officer in a number of fields including health education, mental health, women's health and policy development. You will find work in local state and government departments and agencies, non-government organisations, health centres, schools and community organisations.

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 Public Health (Honours) (2103). Further study options also include the Doctor of Medicine (5099), the Master of Public Health (5263) and the Master of Health Services Management (5586). Students interested in further study should consult the Program Director.

Which department am I in?

Griffith Health

CRICOS

094401E

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,500.00 (US$ 21,171) per year
The Australian Government has announced that university students receiving certain welfare payments will be eligible for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement. If you are currently receiving one of the following payments, you will automatically receive the temporary supplement: Youth Allowance for students; Austudy; ABSTUDY.

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

Start date

8 November 2021

Venue

Griffith University

Gold Coast Campus,

Parklands Drive,

Queensland,

4222, SOUTHPORT, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed ACT with minimum composite score of 24 plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. Equivalent entry qualification: complete SAT with minimum score of 550 in each band plus completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. IELTS: minimum score of 6.5, with no subscore less than 6.0 or TOEFL: a minimum score of 575 or Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL: a score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19) or Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 58 with no score less than 50 or ISLPR: no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR.

For international students

Standard academic entry to our undergraduate degrees requires completion of secondary school comparable to Australian Year 12 or equivalent academic achievement. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Australia.

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows: A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0; OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL; OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19); OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.:

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Niagara College
  • Durham College
  • Canadore College
  • Open Universities Australia
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