The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
A+C
NEW (Median SR)
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International entry requirement

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.

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Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 8 years maximum.

Location

Central Coast

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

3 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40192
CRICOS code: 0100480

Study public and community health

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.

Why study with us?

  • World-first program – this is the first bachelor degree in the world to be underpinned by the innovative ‘Big Picture’ Learning Design strategy. Choose what, how and when you learn and be part of history.
  • Work-integrated learning – complete ‘passion projects’, micro work experience opportunities and volunteer work as part of core coursework.
  • Build your credentials while studying - Externally accredited certificates are embedded across most courses. This means in addition to your degree, you’ll also have a portfolio of additional certificates and qualifications such as Mental Health First Aid, Food Handling and Safety, Child Protection, Disaster Response, Working with Drugs and Alcohol, and Cultural Competency.
  • Learn from leaders in the field – you will be taught by highly experienced academics across diverse areas of public health who have specialised training in ‘Big Picture’ Learning Design.
  • iLEAD program – students will have the opportunity to connect with local, national and international networks through the iLEAD Program, helping build extensive networks with potential future employers.

Public Health

World First Program ? The first bachelor degree in the world to be underpinned by the innovative ‘Big Picture’ Learning Design strategy.
13% ? of Australia's workforce - the largest employing industry
Design Your Degree Choose from 8 multidisciplinary majors

What you will study

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.


Career opportunities

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:

  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Worker
  • Public Health Program Manager
  • Environmental Health Officer
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community Health Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Data scientist
  • Health Administrator