Areas of Study

The Bachelor of International Public Health program covers the scope and methods of international public health.

This includes:

  • The basic medical sciences
  • Epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Health promotion
  • Surveillance and prevention
  • Public health leadership
  • Law and ethics
  • Health programs
  • Health systems
  • health economics

The program also prepares students for new approaches to emerging global and public health issues related to communicable and non-communicable disease, women’s and children’s health, mental illness, Indigenous health and environmental health.

Unlike other undergraduate public health programs in Australia, the program is internationally-integrated with emphasis on courses for increasing understanding and improving the health of populations worldwide. Students will explore a diverse range of case studies spanning international contexts and population health issues and priorities.

Equally, to support a coherent degree experience, all courses will be closely interconnected in drawing on a range of cross-cutting themes such as advocacy, community dynamics, critical thinking, cultural competence, independent work, research methods, systems thinking, and teamwork and leadership. Students will complete a digitised portfolio throughout their degree program, with a capstone experience in their area of interest in the final year.