Why study public health at La Trobe?

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Top 200 globally

We’re ranked in the world’s top 200 for clinical and health.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: clinical and health

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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

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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

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

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.

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