DISCIPLINE

Health and sustainability

Want to understand the environment and how it affects community health? Study health and sustainability at Deakin and discover the links between climate change and the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.

Public Health at Deakin: ranked in the top 100 worldwide*

Make a difference: learn the skills to contribute to community health

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you'll be able to make a difference in health and sustainability through research, public programs and private contracts in areas such as:

  • community health
  • resilient community programs
  • food security
  • local government initiatives
  • state and federal government in policy and program development
  • local government initiatives
  • state and federal government in policy and program development
  • women's health programs
  • international NGO food, health and climate change adaptation programs
  • nature-based education programs.

*2017 Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any credit for prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor’s and bachelor’s with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Research

Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

I am interested in working in public health, and selected politics/policy studies to gain a better understanding of how public policy is developed and its impacts.

isabella ryan

bachelor of arts/bachelor of health sciences

Unique approach

Health and sustainability is a unique area to Deakin. Issues such as climate change and access to affordable, healthy food are covered in other environment courses, but at Deakin we specifically focus on how these issues affect the health of communities and individuals.

Research with us

If you're passionate about environmental health, you can also complete a higher degree by research. Research can be undertaken through our research groups.

Learn more about researching with us

Research related to this discipline is conducted by the following groups:

Our community

Students studying in this area can join the broader Deakin student community and become involved in extra activities such as the community gardens located at our Waurn Ponds and Burwood campuses, and also the Deakin Sustainable Food Movement.

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