Public Health

Health Promotion and Advocacy Specialisation

Health promotion is a fundamental tool in the prevention of disease and the reduction of health inequalities in populations. The success of tobacco control strategies in reducing smoking rates in Australia demonstrate the impact of public health advocacy. The Health Promotion and Advocacy specialisation is designed for students with an interest in designing, implementing and evaluating health promotion interventions and those who want to develop skills in public health advocacy.


Units of Study Credit point Semester

Choose at least 12cp from List A and 6cp from List B

List A

PUBH5120
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Health
 6  S2
PUBH5418
Tobacco Control is 21st Century
 6  S2
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication - not available 2019
 6  S2
PUBH5430
Public Health Advocacy
 6  S2
List B
PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
 6  S1
PUBH5039
Public Health Nutrition Essentials
 6  S1
PUBH5227
Public Health Program Evaluation
 6  S1
PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control
 6  S2
PUBH5145
Alcohol Drug Use and Health
 6  S1
PUBH5225
Population Mental Health
 6  S2
PUBH5416
Vaccines in PH
 2  S2
PUBH5423
Adv Concepts: Vaccines in Public Health
 4  S1, S2
PUBH5510
Health Aging and Fall Prevention
 6  S2
PUBH5551
Climate Change and Health
 6  S2
PUBH5555
Lifestyle and Chronic Disease Prevention
 6  S2
GLOH5117
Global Non-Communicable Disease Control
 6  S2
HPOL5006
Business of Health
 6  S2
Available from 2020
PUBH5601
Special Project in Public Health
 6  S1, S2
PUBH5610
Research Project
 12  S1, S2
PUBH5611
Research Project 1
 6  S1
PUBH5612
Research Project 2
 6  S2