Help others and make a difference with a career in health. When you study the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion at Deakin, you will learn how to tackle health issues and boost the wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Public health and health promotion seeks to understand and act on the factors that cause poor health, and those that create and sustain good health. The field relies on diverse approaches, including community engagement, policy development, research, education and the media to address the causes of poor health within populations.
This degree is designed to help you gain skills in industry-recognised competencies. You will develop your knowledge of planning and evaluation, health communication strategies, epidemiology, and health research. Practical work placements give you the chance to gain valuable experience and further develop your expertise in the field, in preparation for careers in the health sector.
Job growth in the health sector continues to increase as public health issues such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, sedentary lifestyles, and ageing populations affect health care systems globally. Career opportunities exist in government and private sector roles across Australia and internationally. You will be qualified for work in areas such as social planning, women’s health, health promotion, community development, health education, policy and planning, health research and program development.
Graduates from the Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion may be eligible to become members of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA).
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