Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Global Studies

Australian Catholic University

The Bachelor of Applied Public Health/Bachelor of Global Studies is a rewarding double degree for those interested in biological, social and environmental determinants of global health and health inequality. This course is designed to provide you with an informed global perspective that will enhance your application of public health principles to address complex community and population issues in Australia and around the world.

You will enhance your global knowledge and skills with a period of study abroad/exchange where you will learn about other countries and may focus on their public health systems and approaches. Ultimately graduates will be expected to be capable in leadership, with proven research skills and knowledge of the public health sector and the social, political, cultural, environmental, and economic changes that are shaping the world.

This course offers students with a unique opportunity to study abroad (ACU has over 60 partner institutions around the world), or gain valuable international workplace experience with one of our internship partners. Students have the opportunity to study a Diploma in Languages in either Spanish or Italian alongside their degree to further enhance their employment opportunities. The course aims to:

Prepare graduates to apply best evidence, sound judgment and strategy to public health issues and challenges from local and global environments and contexts
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, community and service placements including international opportunities
Foster in students the importance of professional excellence and accountability
Prepare graduates for a successful entry into the public health workforces
Foster a lifelong commitment to effective health promotion globally
Combine compassion for humanity and a commitment to social justice with a sound theoretical understanding of processes affecting disadvantaged communities and individuals both locally and internationally
Facilitate an understanding of global influences, problems and opportunities that affect contemporary Australia as well as the rest of the world.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 079445G
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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