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Public Health

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Gain the knowledge and confidence to work with communities to promote health and understand the role of health services, health policy and healthcare decision-making.

Examine the role of human behaviour in the incidence, prevention and progression of illness. Focus on preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health and well-being. Learn how to design and deliver health services and programs to promote positive community health and prevent disease and disability.


39 in the world for public health

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Public health researcher
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health service manager
  • Environmental health officer
  • Policy and research officer

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Work placements

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Understanding Health Behaviours
  • Global Health and Infectious Disease
  • Health Policy in Practice
  • Nutrition in the Lifespan

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