Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.
3 years full-time.
Face to Face
Are you passionate about enhancing the health of communities locally and globally? If you want to expand your global health perspective, then the Bachelor of Public and Community Health is the ideal degree for you.
As the first bachelor degree in the world to embrace ‘Big Picture’ Learning Design, this program allows you to choose what, how and when you learn. That means you can tailor your degree and forge a career path based on your aspirations in protecting and promoting the health of communities.
With multiple opportunities to participate in work experience, leadership programs and volunteer work, this degree will accelerate your professional development and future career readiness.
Globally, the most common health issues are preventable. Through this unique program, you’ll build knowledge around the determinants of health, key issues affecting the health of populations and develop skills to analyse health information, plan and manage programs that can improve the health of the population.
You’ll undertake research on disease patterns, explore best practice interventions, and deepen your understanding of public health policies.
With eight multidisciplinary majors to choose from, you can tailor your degree to suit your career goals.
The need for additional members in the public health workforce continues to rise which means graduates in the field are highly sought after.
Upon completion of a Bachelor of Public and Community Health, graduates will have the skills and knowledge to work in a range of interdisciplinary roles in non-government organisations, primary health care organisations, Aboriginal health, local councils, public health and health promotion units.
Typical roles include: