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This major focuses on the social factors that influence health and illness, the way health systems work and the relevance of social science to health care.

Students gain an understanding of the social and ethical factors influencing health and illness. Focus is placed on the way the health system works, and gaining the skills relevant to becoming a social science worker in health care.

 

Highlights

1 in Queensland for social sciences and management

QS World University Rankings 2021

63 in the world for social sciences and management

QS World University Rankings 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:

  • Health services manager
  • Community health planner
  • Community planning and policy adviser
  • Public policy adviser
  • Project coordinator
  • Community support worker
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health promotion officer

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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

  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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