Study postgraduate health in Australia

Postgraduate health at Deakin University, Australia

Deakin University, Australia, provides a world-class education recognised around the globe. We offer you the chance to gain the knowledge, skills and experience to make an impact. Let us help you achieve your career goals.

Pursue a rewarding career to help people lead healthier and happier lives. With one of the largest and fastest growing health faculties in Australia, Deakin's health degrees give you the flexibility to explore your passion in health.

The health and human services sector is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Australia and the world. With ageing populations and public health issues like obesity and chronic illness on the rise, employability in the sector is stronger than ever, and continually increasing.

In Australia, for example, the health care and social assistance sector is projected to make the largest contribution to employment growth, increasing by 252,600 jobs over the next five years to May 2024*.

*Industry Employment Projections 2019 Report, Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.

Deakin is ranked in the Top 1% of universities in the world for public health.**

**ShanghaiRankings Subject Rankings

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We are a multi-award winning, internationally recognised university.

We are proud to be:

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A top university worldwide

Ranked in the Top 1% of universities worldwide***
***ShanghaiRankings World University Rankings

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A top young university

One of the top 50 young universities in the world^
^QS World University Rankings

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Leaders in student satisfaction

Leader in graduate satisfaction in the Australian state of Victoria for the tenth consecutive year***
***Australian Graduate Survey (2010–15) and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, QILT (2016–19)

Health degrees

Find out more about studying health at Deakin or select a health degree from the table below.

Postgraduate health degrees

While the information provided here was correct at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of degree and unit offerings.

Health economics

Learn the techniques and application of evidence-based economic evaluation and priority setting to improve health outcomes and achieve an efficient allocation of resources across the health care system. Engage in high-level training in health technology assessment and economic modelling.

Health and human services management

Develop health leadership and managerial skills – this course is particularly suitable for people already in senior positions in health-related fields such as nursing, medicine, dentistry and allied health professions, or managers looking to move into the health sector.

Public health

Develop an understanding of global public health challenges. Learn strategies and practical techniques to take action on these challenges, prevent diseases and promote the conditions that optimise population health.

Health promotion

Create preventative health initiatives for the 21st century and develop skills in promoting community health and wellbeing. Learn to apply needs assessment, program planning and evaluation approaches to address the determinants of health.

Nutrition and population health

Benefit from advanced study in human nutrition, drawing upon content from disciplines such as public health, food science, biochemistry, physiology, psychology and politics and policy. Gain an understanding of the biological, social and policy-related aspects of human nutrition, as well as skills enabling you to practice effectively as a nutritionist.

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