Key Program - Public Health

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT4007.1

This version of the specialisation is available to new and continuing students.

Related Courses

6000.1 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : NO

Public health professionals are required to assess and respond to emerging public health issues. Public Health graduates work in a variety of settings, including health departments, community organisations, the pharmaceutical industry, corporate wellness programs, centres for disease control, environmental protection agencies and research. Public health projects cover a wide range of areas, such as health and health care programs, disease prevention and control, data analysis and clinical trials, environmental and occupational health, community outreach and fund-raising. The program combines studies of the determinants of health, which include social and environmental factors, in addition to physical risk factors, health promotion, health politics and planning, epidemiology and health promotion practice. There is a comprehensive foundation of the health sciences to develop the professional competencies important for ethical and multidisciplinary practice. Evidence-based practice is one of the most important requirements in healthcare today and a strong feature of the program. There is room for electives in areas of individual interest, allowing a richer experience of university life. The Public Health key program is a fully online course. All core units are offered online. Students are offered a selection of Western Sydney electives that are online. Students enrolled in the Public Health key program may choose to enrol into the same units offered in on-campus mode if they wish. Students who enrol into the Public Health key program and a major in one of the other 3 specialisations of 4656 will be required to attend on-campus classes for the second area of study.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Nerida Klupp
Online Online Nerida Klupp

Key Program Structure

Year 2

Autumn session

400864 Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
400866 Culture, Diversity and Health
300872 Epidemiology

And one elective

Spring session

401195 Health Politics, Policy and Planning
400285 Public Health

And two electives

Recommended elective

400277 Health Services Management

Year 3

Autumn session

400275 Health Planning Project
401194 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

And two electives

Spring session

401193 Public Health Practice
400786 Professional Transition Project
401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

Note: Unit 401408 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care replaces 400249 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care from Autumn 2020.

And one elective

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