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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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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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Researching human addiction

Master of Public Health by Research student Nathan Hambly discusses his Addiction Studies major and why he chose ECU.


"I wanted the skills to implement and evaluate health promotion and public health programs"
Nicole Wickens
Nicole WickensECU Addiction Studies and Health Promotion student

I decided to study Health Science at ECU, as I wanted to become a health care professional and help improve the lives and wellbeing of others within a community. I have a strong passion for working with people and an interest in the field of Alcohol & Other Drugs, which led me to choose the health promotion and addiction study majors, as they go hand-in-hand. The lecturers have been so friendly and welcoming and I love ECU's facilities, in particular, the library resources and all the caf├ęs.

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