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Introduction to Public health

Get ready for a change-making career in the public health sector. Through Open Universities Australia, you can compare and enrol in online public health courses from across the country.

Help our most vulnerable and disadvantaged access quality healthcare. Prevent disease outbreaks. Develop wellbeing programs for the greater good. Play a vital role in the future of our healthcare system.

Whether you’re looking to switch careers or pursue a long-held interest in public health, we’re here to guide you there.

Melissa studied health promotion with Curtin University through Open Universities Australia

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Public health study FAQs

What do you learn in a public health course?

Choose an undergraduate qualification to learn about the major areas of public health practice, which will qualify you for a career in local and international healthcare. Choose a postgraduate qualification to build on your existing knowledge and pursue leadership or research roles.

Major areas of focus across degrees in public health include:

  • Health challenges across different community groups
  • Health advocacy and promotion
  • Disease control and prevention
  • Research and data gathering methods
  • Public health law, ethics and policy
  • Health leadership

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