UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelor of Public Health

The Bachelor of Public Health will teach how you to connect with communities and work to develop innovative and evidence-based health strategies.

Degree Details

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

We recommend you apply for a credit transfer if you've previously completed your study. This can be from a course you've completed at CDU or another institution.

You need to have completed your course within the last 7 years, and it should be relevant to the new course you're studying.

If it's been longer than 7 years since you completed your course, we suggest you apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) instead.

Credit will appear on your Academic Record as either a unit (if the unit you completed directly matches the learning outcomes of a CDU unit) or as several credit points at a certain level. This is called unspecified credit and can be used in place of any general electives in your study plan.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
 Core Units
(22 units)
 220cp Compulsory Core units totalling 220 credit points as detailed below. SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SWK102 Communication Skills
HSC111 Ethics in Health Care (replaces HSC210 from 2021)
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
HSC112 Basics of Epidemiology
HSC122 Foundations of Public Health
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
HSC202 Social Media and Marketing in Health Promotion
HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (new title from 2021)
HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management
HSC211 Mental Health Wellbeing
HSC220 Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021)
MAN204 Project Management
PHM301 Exploring Public Health
SWK312 Social Research Methods
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health
HSC318 Rural and Remote Health
HSC331 Health Science Community Practicum A (20 cp)
HSC332 Health Science Community Practicum B (20 cp)
 Specialist  Electives
(2 units)
 20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.  PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A (replaced by PSY150 2022)
HSC213 Health Informatics
IAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work
SPE320 Nutrition and Health
SWK301 Working with and Developing Communities
SWK313 Organisational Behaviour
 240cp  Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

How To Apply

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

Degree Details

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate III level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 140.
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.
  • Defence members with service of 1 year or more at the following ranks (or higher) meet the academic entry requirement for this course:
    ~Air Force: Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman, Corporal, Leading Aircraftman/Aircraftwoman
    ~Army: Corporal, Lance Corporal, Private
    ~Navy: Able Seaman, Leading Seaman, Seaman

We recommend you apply for a credit transfer if you've previously completed your study. This can be from a course you've completed at CDU or another institution.

You need to have completed your course within the last 7 years, and it should be relevant to the new course you're studying.

If it's been longer than 7 years since you completed your course, we suggest you apply for a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) instead.

Credit will appear on your Academic Record as either a unit (if the unit you completed directly matches the learning outcomes of a CDU unit) or as several credit points at a certain level. This is called unspecified credit and can be used in place of any general electives in your study plan.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
 Core Units
(22 units)
 220cp Compulsory Core units totalling 220 credit points as detailed below. SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SWK102 Communication Skills
HSC111 Ethics in Health Care (replaces HSC210 from 2021)
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
HSC112 Basics of Epidemiology
HSC122 Foundations of Public Health
HSC132 Introduction to Health Promotion
HSC202 Social Media and Marketing in Health Promotion
HSC203 Perspectives of Indigenous Health (new title from 2021)
HSC204 Chronic Conditions Management
HSC211 Mental Health Wellbeing
HSC220 Society, culture and health: A sociological introduction (replaces HSC230 from 2021)
MAN204 Project Management
PHM301 Exploring Public Health
SWK312 Social Research Methods
HSC312 Global and Environmental Health
HSC318 Rural and Remote Health
HSC331 Health Science Community Practicum A (20 cp)
HSC332 Health Science Community Practicum B (20 cp)
 Specialist  Electives
(2 units)
 20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.  PSY140 Introduction to Psychology A (replaced by PSY150 2022)
HSC213 Health Informatics
IAS352 Practices and Skills in Indigenous Community Work
SPE320 Nutrition and Health
SWK301 Working with and Developing Communities
SWK313 Organisational Behaviour
 240cp  Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

How To Apply

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

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Duration:Full-time 3 years

Location:Australia

Fees:AUD$30,240

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