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

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Popular course

ATAR and location: Melbourne: 52.05 Bendigo: 52.3

Start dates: March (Melbourne and regional campuses) and 2 July (Melbourne Campus only) 2018 March (Melbourne and regional campuses) and 2 July (Melbourne Campus only) 2018

Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 3 years

Doctor of Philosophy

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo City Franklin Street Other

Start dates: Anytime 2018 Anytime 2018

Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time 4 years

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate)

Location: Melbourne Franklin Street

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 3 years full-time (4 years maximum) or part-time equivalent 3 years full-time (4 years maximum)

Master of Applied Science

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo Franklin Street Shepparton

Start dates: See additional information 2018 Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time, or the equivalent part-time 2 years

Master of Health Sciences

Location: City

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 (March) 2018

Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent. 2 years

Master of Public Health

Location: City

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018 Semester 1 (March) 2018

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.

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