What is public health?
Public health is a strategic effort to prevent disease and injury, promote health and reduce health inequalities in entire populations. Public health professionals work in both government and private sector roles as clinicians, researchers and educators.
UTS Public Health courses are intended for both non-medical and medically qualified students interested in a career in public or global health, research or practice.
- Master of Public Health (Advanced)
- Master of Public Health
- Graduate Diploma in Public Health
- Graduate Certificate in Public Health
- Graduate Certificate in Diabetes and Education Management
- Doctor of Philosophy
Why study public health?
All health care careers are about making a difference. But with a career in public health, you can drive meaningful change that impacts large numbers of people. That’s because public health is focused on population-level outcomes. At UTS, our public health courses are open to both non-medical and medically-qualified students who are seeking a career in public or global health, research or practice. Our courses will give you skills in planning, implementation and evaluation of public health programs in a wide range of areas, such as infectious diseases, reproductive and sexual health and Indigenous health.
What our students say
People chose to study public health at UTS because the program is more "practical and hands-on" and "because the subjects sounded more relevant." (Fusion research, December 2018)
A career that can take you anywhere
With a public health degree, you’ll be ready for roles in the government or private sectors, as well as in not-for-profit organisations. Apply your expertise in areas such as environmental health, epidemiology, health education, health policy, and health promotion.
At UTS Health, we’re great at teaching – but we’re also known for producing qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods health research that transforms the population health outcomes through research innovation. Our public health research received the highest possible score (ERA 5) Australian Government’s latest Excellence in Research for Australia benchmarking initiative, and we’ve also been highly successful in receiving competitive funding, including Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council grants.