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Field of Study

Public Health

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Public health focuses on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health.

It is founded upon a multidisciplinary understanding of health that allows you to explore and examine the basis of disease and well-being by considering the vagaries of human behaviour, the physical environment, the socio-economic and cultural determinants of health, and the systems of health care management.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

Highlights

2 in Australia for public health

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

24 in the world for public health

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

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
  • Environmental health officer
  • Public health manager
  • Policy and research officer
  • Policy and project officer

Graduate salary

Health services & support (undergraduate)

$60K–$64K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Seminars

What you'll study

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

  • Honours Research Thesis
  • Research Methods & Thesis Preparation
  • Advanced Discipline Readings

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