Within this course you will study the core units of Public Health, Policy and Society and Introduction to Epidemiology.
The core units of Public Health, Policy and Society will enable you to develop a systemic understanding of various public health policy frameworks and issues, provide the context and history for understanding public health approaches, and let you explore the cultural and social dimensions of health and illness and the economic and political environment in which health policies and strategies are developed and implemented.
The Epidemiology unit will study of the distribution and determinants of disease and other health-related conditions in populations, and the application of this study to the control of health problems.
You will additionally complete two electives of your choice from a wide variety of disciplines including Health Services and Facilities Planning, Leadership for Quality and Safety in Health Care and Health Workforce Planning.
As one of Australia’s premier health sciences education institutions, Western Sydney University is internationally renowned for our teaching and research activities. At the forefront of innovative professional programs, we are recognised as a world leader in research across both clinical and non-clinical health sciences. It’s why graduates from our Health Science are so highly sought after. Focus on current, evidence-based learning taught by leading experts in the field. Mixing study at our Parramatta campus with online units you’ll learn how to effectively assess and respond to emerging issues in health and further advance your career as a health professional in the health sector and other industries.