Bachelor of Applied Public Health

  • Gain the skills to work in public health roles with this Bachelor of Applied Public Health
  • Optional work placement enables you to graduate with industry experience
  • Get a degree qualification in just two years

Save 20% off the course price with a 2016 scholarship available to students enrolling in the September 2016 intake.

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At a glance

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Torrens University Australia
Career Opportunities

You will be qualified to work as a:

  • Health Policy Advisor
  • Public Health Specialist
  • Health Promotion Officer

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Torrens University is an affiliate member of the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia.


Year 12 ATAR of 60 or equivalent


SA - Adelaide


Course length
Accelerated: 2 years | Full-time: 3 years | Part-time options available
Study mode




Essays, research projects, online discussion participation & short question tests.
Start date

3 intakes a year. 

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Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

Upfront payment

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  • Year 12 ATAR score of 60 or equivalent, OR
  • A GPA of 3.5 in a scale of 7 through study with another university, OR
  • A Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) rank of 155

What you'll learn

You will learn how to:

  • Develop & manage effective public health policy at all levels of society
  • Understand the key determinants in disease control & prevention
  • Develop skills in health surveillance & epidemiology

Course structure

24 units

Core units

  1. Capstone 1

  2. Disease prevention and control

  3. Foundations of public health

  4. Health policy, planning & management

  5. Health promotion & advocacy

  6. health protection & environmental health

  7. Health surveillance & epidemiology

  8. Introduction to social research methods

Specialist units

  1. Global health

  2. Health issues across the lifespan

  3. Health systems, healthcare financing & economics

  4. Mental health, alcohol & other drugs

  5. Industry placement

  6. Nutrition & society

  7. Public health program development, implementation & evaluation

  8. Social & political determinants of health

Elective units will be chosen from an approved list of units.

Support and delivery

You can choose whether you would like to study this course online when it’s convenient to you, or at the modern Torrens University campus in Adelaide.

Whether you study online or on-campus, you will have will have direct access to experienced lecturers and learning facilitators to support you through the course. Plus, you’re welcome to use the state-of-the-art facilities at Torrens campuses in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme.

This means you don’t need to pay upfront for the course if you:

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

2016 scholarships

Scholarships that reduce the standard course price by 20% are available if you enrol in this course in trimester 3 2016 (commencing 19 September 2016).

The 20% saving is valid for the duration of the course, unless you withdraw or defer your study.

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