Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Business Administration

Australian Catholic University

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health provides students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to a healthier Australian society. Public Health is about preventing illness in populations and developing programs and practices that promote better health in individuals and communities. Public Health practitioners must understand both recent developments in scientific research and the ways in which this research can influence government policy. This degree is ideal for students who are enthusiastic about making a difference to the health of people through communication and leadership, and learning about the impact of individual lifestyle choices and intergenerational effects on health.

Specifically, the course aims to:

Prepare graduates to apply best evidence, sound judgement and strategy to public health problems
Develop skills in project management, communication, population-level monitoring, personal leadership and performance accountability necessary to be effective in public health
Inspire students through high-quality industry and service placements
Foster in students the importance of professional excellence and accountability
Prepare graduates for a successful entry into the public health workforce
Foster a lifelong commitment to effective health promotion and illness prevention
Combine compassion for social justice with knowledge and skills in evidence-based solutions for disadvantaged communities and individuals
The Bachelor of Business Administration is a general business degree without specialisation in a particular subject area. The course is structured around 8 core units which are common to other undergraduate business courses and a further 4 units that will build your business knowledge in areas such as human resource management, marketing and management.

Combining the Bachelor of Applied Public Health with the Bachelor of Business Administration will enable graduates to utilise their knowledge and skill in industry, the public service or in small business enterprises.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 095923D
Institution Name Australian Catholic University
Campus Location Melbourne
Institution Type University
Course Duration 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.
Course University Australian Catholic University

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