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Public Health

Public Health studies in the School of Medical and Health Sciences prepare students to be at the front line in responding to Australia’s public health problems. The study areas are designed for those who aspire to careers in areas such as maternal and child health, healthy ageing, health protection, and disease control, with a focus on developing and managing programs. Students are equipped with the essential skills required for practice, with scope to customise their study. Graduating students have competencies appropriate for practice in Australia and overseas.

Work-Ready Experience

Students have the opportunity to apply for internships and to undertake practical placements in various public health-related organisations. They can also undertake research projects that connect them to industry. These projects can be undertaken in such organisations as not-for-profit health agencies, the WA Department of Health, and local government organisations, where students have contributed to population health programs dealing with issues such as mosquito control, maternal and child health, and rates of childhood immunisation.


Public Health, Undergraduate Coordinator
Dr Ruth Wallace

Public Health, Postgraduate Coordinator
Ms Lesley Andrew

For course specific information, please talk to our Future Students team by calling 134 328 or send an email to


Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

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