Public health

Why study public health?

Public health is all about preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through organised efforts and informed choices. Learn practical skills in health education and communication, health planning and management.

Public Health at La Trobe

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for employment in the rapidly expanding field of health promotion and public health. You may expect to work in a community health centre, community-based rehabilitation centre, geriatric care agency and private health services.

Courses

Featured course

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 (March) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 3 years

Diploma of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.

Doctor of Philosophy

Semester starts: Anytime Anytime
Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time 4 years

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate)

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent 3 years full-time (4 years maximum)

Master of Applied Science

Semester starts: See additional information Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time 2 years

Master of Health Sciences

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 2 years

Master of Public Health

Semester starts: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) Semester 1 (March)
Duration: 2 years full-time or 3-5 years part-time 2 years

Your study experience

Alternative pathways

Diploma of Health Sciences (Bendigo only)

Public health placements

Compulsory field placement subject in Year 3

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

About the academic staff

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