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Help drive important public health outcomes

From disaster response to communicable disease management, pollution control to nutrition and hygiene, and school and workplace health, public health solutions reduce the pressure on our health systems and the impact on our environment.

Public health and health promotion aims to understand and act on factors that cause poor health, and those that create and sustain good health. Professionals in the sector operate on the basis that prevention is better than cure, focusing on the systems and practices that shape the health of nations, communities, individuals and the environments in which we live, work and play.

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Study public health and health promotion at Griffith

Learn to tackle public health challenges head on

With over 200 hours of industry fieldwork, including opportunities for international experience, our degree will provide you with skills to plan, implement and measure the effectiveness of public health programs.

Studying Griffith's multidisciplinary Bachelor of Public Health, you'll gain the tools and insights needed to work in public health roles around the world.

You'll learn how to address major health issues including chronic disease, sexual health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, physical activity, drugs and alcohol abuse within many different populations such as youth, seniors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and in settings such as workplaces, hospitals and schools.

You'll be taught by award winning teachers and world renowned researchers. You'll be able to take advantage of our industry links and gain valuable work-ready skills through professional placements, including some based in Asia — giving you the chance to gain hands-on experience and further develop your expertise in the field..

Caitlin Knapper

Griffith public health graduate

Caitlin Knapper is using her degree to help children live happy and healthy lives through a balanced diet and regular physical activity. Caitlin's work placement as part of her Bachelor of Public Health degree and her major in nutrition led to her employment as a facilitator for the Have Fun-Be Healthy program for Playgroup Australia. She has facilitated the program across six playgroups from Brisbane to the Gold Coast. The program is an early-intervention project that introduces healthy food concepts and physical play sessions to children aged 0-5 years, as well as their parents or carers.

Caitlin Napper

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Career outcomes

Multiple options in many locations

Griffith graduates are prepared for employment in the rapidly expanding sector of health promotion and public health

Public health extends to almost every aspect of human life and collective social systems, meaning there's a strong demand for public health professionals.

You'll be qualified for positions such as health promotion officer or public health officer, which are recognised professions under the Health Practitioners' (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement 2011.

You may expect to work in a community health centre, community-based rehabilitation centre, geriatric care agency and private health services. Public health professionals also find work in local state and government departments and agencies, non-government organisations, health centres, schools and community organisations.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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18 Dec 2019

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Monday 28 October — Saturday 15 February

Trimester 3: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Monday 3 February to Saturday 15 February.

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Tuesday 28 January — Thursday 30 January

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 17 February — Friday 21 February

Trimester 1: Orientation

Get the right start and find out everything you need to know about starting at Griffith.

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Monday 24 February — Monday 24 February

Trimester 1: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 28 May to Friday 6 June.

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Friday 8 May — Saturday 9 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Monday 11 May — Thursday 14 May

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Wednesday 13 May — Thursday 14 May

Gold Coast Careers Festival

Visit the Griffith University stand at the Gold Coast Careers Festival to talk to our expert advisers about your study goals, life at Griffith, online study options and more.

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Thursday 21 May — Thursday 21 May

Cairns Youth and Careers Expo

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Monday 22 June — Wednesday 24 June

Trimester 2: Orientation

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Monday 29 June — Saturday 10 October

Trimester 2: Teaching and exams

Includes study and exam period from Thursday 1 October to Saturday 10 October.

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Saturday 18 July — Sunday 19 July

Tertiary Studies Expo (TSXPO)

TSXPO is for anyone considering further study. Talk to our academic and professional staff about our degrees, flexible study options, admission pathways, how to apply, scholarships and support services. Entry is free.

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Tuesday 21 July — Tuesday 21 July

Sunshine Coast Daily Careers Expo

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Monday 3 August — Monday 3 August

Townsville Careers Expo

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Sunday 9 August — Sunday 9 August

Open Day

On Open Day, you’ll find general information about all our degrees at each campus, as well as essential information about student support services, admissions, scholarships and postgraduate studies. It’s a great time to get to know our campuses, experience life at Griffith, explore your study options and find the information you need to make a decision about your future.

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Monday 14 September — Thursday 17 September

Mature Student Open Evenings

No matter whether you’re returning to university after a few years off, starting study for the first time or looking for a postgraduate degree to further your career, we can help you find the right study path.

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Monday 19 October — Friday 23 October

Trimester 3: Orientation

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Saturday 12 December — Thursday 17 December

Explore your options

If your OP or ATAR result changes your direction, chat online with our expert study advisers to explore your study options. Find out about admissions pathways, entry requirements and changing your preferences.

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