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Specialisation

Public Health

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Gain the knowledge and confidence to work with communities to promote health and understand the role of health services, health policy and healthcare decision-making.

Examine the role of human behaviour in the incidence, prevention and progression of illness. Focus on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health and well-being. Learn how to design and deliver health services and programs to promote positive community health and prevent disease and disability.

Highlights

2 in Australia for public health

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

27 in the world for public health

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Public health researcher
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health service manager
  • Environmental health officer
  • Policy and research officer

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Understanding Health Behaviours
  • Global Health and Infectious Disease
  • Health Policy in Practice
  • Nutrition in the Lifespan

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