What is Public Health?

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    Public Health

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    Public Health is:
          •   Preventing disease
          •   Promoting health
          •   Prolonging life

    How do we encourage a more physically active population? How can we campaign to reduce tobacco use? How do we influence health policy?

    These are some of the questions in public health.

    What is Public Health?

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    Public Health

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    Public health is open to students from health and non-health backgrounds.

    The cultural and professional diversity of our students makes studying with us a unique experience. You’ll learn from your peers as well as your teachers. The environment is stimulating and intellectual.


    You'll graduate with skills, knowledge and passion: making you a lifelong advocate for improving population health.

    Public Health:
    a career for everyone

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    Public Health

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    Our graduates work in Australia and internationally in a wide variety of careers in government and non-government organisations.

    Public Health graduates are in demand in International aid agencies such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Population Fund. Opportunities for further research are available at universities and in the private sector.

    Make a positive difference

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    Public Health

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    If you’re looking for a career change or want to further develop your skills in public health, our high quality postgraduate study programs will ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to be effective practitioners.

    With flexible and online study options, you can balance your studies with other commitments.

    Start your career here

    School of
    Public Health