Why study public health at La Trobe?

Top 250 globally

La Trobe's clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects are ranked in the world’s top 250.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2019, World University Rankings 2020 by subject: clinical, pre-clinical and health

Leading research

Our research in other medical and health sciences is top-rated nationally and rated ‘well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Practical experience

Build hands-on skills with an elective placement at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Find out more about our health placements

Specialties in public health: epidemiology

Epidemiologist Dr Hassan Vally found his profession in the spotlight in the wake of COVID-19. Discover how experts make a real difference when a crisis hits. Discover what your future in public health could hold.

Career opportunities in public health

Career pathways

Studying public health builds transferable skills in communication, analytical thinking and problem solving to prepare you for a range of careers.

Possible roles include:

  • Health promotion officer
  • Research assistant
  • Environmental health & safety officer
  • Health information manager
  • Speech pathologist
  • Occupational therapist

Future employers

Potential employers of public health graduates include:

  • State and Federal government
  • GV Health
  • St John of God Health Care Group Services
  • Health Buzz
  • AFT Pharmaceuticals
  • Hepatitis Victoria
  • Burnet Institute

On the couch with public health and health promotion

Hear from our dedicated staff and ask questions via ON24’s Q&A portal.

Discover how to help people and communities prevent disease and promote good health.

Broadcast from Melbourne Campus Open Day on Sunday 2 August, 2020.

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