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Major

Public Health

Bachelors of Science/Arts

Make a positive difference to people's lives by learning how to measure, plan, manage and evaluate health programs and services to prevent illness and promote good health in communities.

What you learn can take you into roles in public and global health, health research, policy and professional practice, such as law and ethics.

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
  • Environmental health officer
  • Policy and research officer

How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Health Systems and Policy
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Global Health and Infectious Disease

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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