What is public health?
Public health is a non-clinical field of health care that aims to prevent disease and injury and improve health across populations. Public health draws together a range of health care disciplines, including biostatistics, epidemiology, health promotion, global and environmental health, education, policy, nutrition and community planning, to deliver transformational health projects in both the developed and developing world.
Why study public health?
Why just change a few lives when you can change millions? As a public health student, you will learn about the potential of public health as a tool to transform health care outcomes for entire populations. You will gain skills in developing and implementing public health care programs, writing health care policy, conducting public health research, using data to track health care trends and behaviours, engaging with health economics, predicting and tracking disease outbreaks, or engaging with public health issues that impact specific demographic groups.
At UTS, we take a hands-on approach to public health education that draws together research-embedded, industry-informed course content and an enduring focus on the social determinants of health – that is, the life circumstances that shape individual, community or population health outcomes. This emphasis speaks directly to the UTS knowledge as a tool for social justice and provides students with opportunities to drive real and meaningful health care change in communities around the world.
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
- Doctor of Philosophy
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)
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 ERA 4 (Above Well Standard) in the 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.
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