Bachelor of Public Health

Study Area

Health,Medicine and Pharmacy

Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time


Standard Duration

3 Years

About the Course

Public Health is the art and science of promoting population health, creating health environments and including health in all policies. Public Health practitioners work in government, not for profit and private organisations to improve living standards through preventing infectious diseases and poor health caused by unhealthy lifestyle, enabling positive mental wellbeing based on scientific evidence as well as conducting long terms studies of populations to improve current solutions. This degree This degree will provide you with an understanding of the key issues affecting the health of populations. You will develop skills in obtaining, reviewing and analysing health information; planning and managing a health program or project, and in improving the health of populations. This degree will expose you to the way governments, not for profits and private institutions conceptualise and tackle a variety of health challenges and prepare you for the future of public health. High achieving students can undertake an Honours year at the conclusion of the degree to further develop and apply their research skills. Professional Recognition Graduates can apply to be a full member of the Public Health Association of Australia. What you will study During the UOW Bachelor of Public Health you will learn the basics of the health sector and develop an understanding of the problems involving health, illness, treatment and welfare. There is an emphasis on the scientific basis of public health, together with social policy and communication aspects. You will also be provided with career ready experiences throughout the degree to prepare you for a changing world of work.


Average Score


6.5 overall and individual band scores of 6.0

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

Program Ranking