Public Health

Public health has hit the spotlight during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is a field that is constantly contributing to improved health of populations. 

Epidemiology is the science that takes a population view to quantifying health issues in the population. This helps us understand why some population groups experience worse health than others, and to determine which interventions and services should be provided to improve population health.

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You can undertake a minor in Public Health in our:

A minor enables you to specialise by completing a series of courses within your degree in an area of interest.

In our Public Health minor, you will develop skills in epidemiological and statistical analysis, and interpretation of data, to help understand population health and evaluate public health initiatives.


Careers in public health

Providing a population perspective to the task of measuring and improving health is a valuable skill for many careers in government and non-government agencies. You could apply your skills as a:

  • data analyst
  • epidemiologist
  • research officer
  • policy officer
  • environmental health officer