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Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Not offered in 2012


240 cp

Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Brisbane Queensland
Melbourne Victoria
Sydney NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

(Note the CDC decided that the requirements should be English only and no Science based senior level units)

New South Wales
Prerequisites: 2 units of English (any).

Prerequisites: English (4, SA).

Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 240 cp consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Interprofessional units
  2. 20 cp from Interdisciplinary units
  3. 10 cp from Cross-Faculty units
  4. 20 cp from Core Curriculum units
  5. 170 cp from Public Health units, one of which includes a requirement of relevant industry experience.

3. Progression within the Course

Students normally complete a unit or units at an introductory level (100-level) in an approved sequence before undertaking advanced level units (200- or 300-level) in that sequence.

In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator and bound by decisions of the School Committee.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Public Health Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
PUBH100 10 Foundations of Public Health
PUBH101 10 Principles of Evidence-Based Health Care
PUBH102 10 Effective Communication
PUBH103 10 Understanding Statistics
PUBH104 10 Globalisation, Environment and Health
PUBH200 10 Social and Economic Determinants
PUBH201 10 Epidemiology and Applied Statistics
PUBH202 10 Public Health Ethics
PUBH203 10 Public Health Policy
PUBH204 10 Public Health Economics
PUBH300 10 Public Health Law
PUBH301 10 Research Transfer in Public Health Practice
PUBH302 10 Applying Public Health in Practice
PUBH303 10 Communication in Public Health
PUBH304 10 Leadership in Public Health
PUBH305 20 Public Health Research Project (Integration Project)

Interprofessional Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
HLSC111 10

The Person, Health and Wellbeing

HLSC301 10 Community Engagement

Interdisciplinary Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EXSC295 10 Foundations of Health Promotion
EXSC382 10 Health Program Planning

Core Curriculum Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
UNCC100 0 Our World: Community and Vulnerability
UNCC300 0 Understanding Self and Society: Contemporary Perspectives

Cross-Faculty Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
MGMT308 0 Project Management

1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.