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Public Health

Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. It includes promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases.

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Study world ready

Public Health practitioners have the skills to help individuals and communities have greater control over their health and well-being, but can also influence organisations and government policy in ways that lead to better health for all.

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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  • Educating children about food and drink choices

  • Researching human addiction


"Improving community health"

Rena Vithiatharan

Master of Public Health graduate

Master of Public Health student, Rena Vithiatharan, talks about studying the course with ECU. Rena discusses why she chose to study Public Health to equip her to work with communities and working with people to improve their health and their lives. Her course covers a broad spectrum of public health issues, from communicable diseases, epidemiology, aspects of leadership and strategic decision making.

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