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Interested in Community Health and Public Health?

Shape the health of communities or populations by studying a non-clinical health degree with a focus on policy, health promotion, and wellbeing. Learn to make a difference and start your career in local government, not-for-profit organisations, or health and social services.

Study community health and learn how to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate community health programs, along with strategies to address health challenges faced by diverse communities.

Focus on public health to go beyond the treatment of individuals and improve the health of populations. Public health encompasses areas as wide-ranging as chronic disease, the science of aging, mental health, disaster response, refugee health, injury prevention, and tobacco control.

UniSA Online offers the following Community Health and Public Health degrees

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Bachelor of Community Health

Community health is a field of public health that focuses on studying, protecting, and improving the health and wellbeing within a community. A community is a group of people who share a geographical location, social interests, settings, and/or interests. Community health workers have a deep understanding of the unique characteristics and needs of the communities they work in. They often work directly with community organisations and individuals.
  • Gain specialised non-clinical skills and knowledge to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of a community
  • Focus your studies in areas such as mental health, disability, and aged care.
  • Graduate career-ready with the skills to easily transition into community healthcare environments and develop the skills to work with a diverse range of clients.
  • Be prepared for opportunities created by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Community health worker
  • Community development officer
  • Corporate health and wellness adviser
  • Health support worker
  • Disability support coordinator
  • Aged care coordinator
  • Project officer
  • Health policy analyst
  • Youth worker

Bachelor of Public Health

Public health is distinguished from other roles within the health system by its focus on the health and wellbeing of populations, rather than individuals. Public health practitioners generally work in policy development and manage high-level projects, programs and services that address health and wellbeing challenges in a community.
  • Study a degree that goes beyond the treatment of individuals and aims to improve the health and wellbeing of populations.
  • Develop skills in planning, managing, and evaluating health care policy, projects, programs and services.
  • Explore diverse areas such as health promotion, health law and ethics, human biology, epidemiology, as well as global, national, and Aboriginal health issues
  • Study course content that has been specifically mapped to align with the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia.
  • Public health research officer
  • Health promotion officer
  • Epidemiologist / data analyst
  • Wellness and lifestyle coordinator
  • Community development officer
  • Women’s health officer
  • Aboriginal health officer
  • Clinical trials coordinator
  • Public health manager

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