Bachelor of Public Health

Program code

1440

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$9,359.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual CSP fee

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Entry requirements

14

OP 2019

68

Rank 2019 (more)

OR VET qualification

Certificate III

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)

Assumed knowledge

Nil

OP 1-6 Guarantee

If you receive an OP 1-6 or equivalent and meet subject prerequisites, you are guaranteed a place in this program.

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Public Health (BPH), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 60 credit points of listed electives;
  • 20 credit points of free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

Domestic students enrolled in this program whose first language is not English may complete the following English Language Enhancement (ELE) course as an elective.

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

Year 1

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 3 1205MED Health Challenges for the 21st Century  10
Tri 2,3 1003PSY Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology  10
Tri 3   Free-choice elective  10
Tri 3 1008HSV Interpersonal Skills  10
OR
Tri 3 5902LHS Language and Communication for Health (see Note 1) 10
Tri 1   Listed elective  10
Tri 1 1977MED Introduction to Health Promotion  10
Tri 1 1982MED Sustainability and Health  10
Tri 1 1006MSC Foundational Anatomy and Physiology  10

Note 1: Students who are required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete 5902LHS in their first trimester in place of 1008HSV.

Year 2

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 1014HSV Introduction to Social Theory  10
Tri 2   Listed elective  20
Tri 1,2 or 3   Free-choice elective  10
Tri 1   Listed elective  10
Tri 1 2220MED Epidemiology  10
Tri 1 2214MED Public Health Research Methods  10
Tri 1 3208MED Public Health Professional Practice  10

Year 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2218MED Needs Assessment, Program Planning and Evaluation  10
Tri 2 3209MED Public Health Practicum  20
Tri 1,2   Listed elective  10
Tri 1 3132MED Community Engagement and Project Management  10
Tri 1 2209MED Priorities and Interventions in Public Health  10
Tri 1,2 3121MED First Peoples Health and Practice  10
Tri 1   Listed elective  10

When selecting a course, you are responsible for checking the trimester, year, campus and mode of offer. If the course is an in-person offering, you must be able to attend classes on the campus of offer.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1111MED Introduction to Environmental Health  10
Tri 1 2210AHS Nutrition  10
Tri 1 3007MKT Social Marketing: Applying Marketing for Social Change  10
Tri 1 3134MED Nutrition Through the Lifecycle  10
Tri 1 3160MED Environmental Health Management  10
Tri 2,3 1002PSY Introduction to Psychology 2  10
Tri 2 2223MED Physical Activity Promotion  10
Tri 2 3205MED Healthcare Systems  10
Tri 2 3110MED Climate Change and Public Health (offered in Tri 1 from 2020) 10

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided pre-requisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

When selecting a course, you are responsible for checking the trimester, year, campus and mode of offer. If the course is an in-person offering, you must be able to attend classes on the campus of offer.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2002GIR Australian Politics and Government  10
Tri 1 2005GIR Governments, Markets and Communities  10
Tri 1,2 3936NRS Child and Youth Mental Health  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3207MED Public Health Research Project  10
Tri 2 1003GIR Globalisation, the Asia-Pacific and Australia  10
Tri 2 2026HSV Childhood: Early Years  10
Tri 2 2113MED Food Safety: Science and Management  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10
Tri 2 3929NRS Introduction to Sexual Health and STI  10
Tri 3 2084EDN Youth Health and Wellbeing  10
Tri 3 3777NRS Global Women's Health  10
Tri 3 5001MED Asia-Pacific Public Health Field Tour  10
Tri 2,3 5002MED Applied Public Health Field Trip  10