Public Health Studies, Major (0297)

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0297

Previous Code: M4022.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes, however the following restrictions apply. 

This major is available to students from all other programs except 4656 Bachelor of Health Science or 6000 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science.

Public health is the science of disease prevention, prolonging life and improving health for individuals and their communities. The Public Health Studies major covers a wide range of areas such as health promotion, disease control, population health assessment and measurement, environmental health and community engagement. Students will gain knowledge of the main factors that underpin the health of a population, public health policy, and how to promote health for all. Students will develop and use skills in epidemiology and biostatistics, surveillance and prevention and apply them to public health problems. This Major will be identified on the Student’s Academic Transcript following completion of the course


Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Caterina Tannous
Online Dr Caterina Tannous
Sydney City Campus* Internal Dr Andrey Zheluk

Curriculum delivered through an agreement with another party

Major Structure

For any student at Western who meets the subjects’ pre-requisite rules, has sufficient elective space to complete the subject set and is not enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science or Diploma in Health Science/ Bachelor of Health Science).

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
PUBH 1012Public Health10
PUBH 1006Population Health and Society10
HLTH 2022Biostatistics in Health10
PUBH 2020Epidemiology for Public Health10
PUBH 2005Culture, Diversity and Health10
PUBH 3024Harm Minimisation and Prevention10
PUBH 3025Health Policy and Advocacy10
PUBH 3027Public Health in a Changing World10
Total Credit Points80

Related Programs

Bachelor of Health Science

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