About the Bachelor of International Public Health
Do you want to tackle global health issues and join a profession that operates across borders? The Bachelor of International Public Health will provide you with an understanding of the key issues impacting the health of populations around the world.
This three-year degree is available in dual mode delivery. There is the option to come onto the UNSW Sydney campus to complete some of the courses or you can complete the degree fully online. You can undertake the Bachelor of International Public Health on a full or part-time basis, at a pace that suits your needs. It will prepare you to design and implement new public health approaches for emerging social issues including the impacts of climate change and an increasingly connected world on health.
Our course material has been developed by UNSW Sydney and Arizona State University. Moving away from the traditional classroom, this innovative degree will immerse you in a global learning setting. You’ll study with students from Australia, the United States and around the world, bringing a global perspective to your education.
You can enhance your employability by undertaking an internship placement, study abroad or a research project.
What is Public Health and International Public Health?
Clinical medicine equips healthcare workers to treat individuals who get sick or injured, one patient at a time. Public Health is designed to prevent people in a population or a community from getting sick or injured and to provide solutions when they do. This is done through tackling the root causes of ill-health improving quality of life so fewer people need to go to the doctor or take medication.
Public Health can take many forms, for example:
- Investigating health problems and hazards in the community
- Educating people about healthy behaviours
- Designing programs to prevent the spread of disease
- Addressing causes of health inequity and inequality
- Guiding government health policies and programs
International public health involves taking a worldwide perspective. Public health issues and responses are considered in the context of changing patterns of disease and injury of populations within and across countries.