Public Health Studies, Major
- 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
|Campbelltown Campus||Internal||Dr Caterina Tannous|
|Online||Dr Caterina Tannous|
|Sydney City Campus||Internal||Dr Andrey Zheluk|
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.
|PUBH 1012||Public Health||10|
|PUBH 1006||Population Health and Society||10|
|HLTH 2022||Biostatistics in Health||10|
|PUBH 2020||Epidemiology for Public Health||10|
|PUBH 2005||Culture, Diversity and Health||10|
|PUBH 3024||Harm Minimisation and Prevention||10|
|PUBH 3025||Health Policy and Advocacy||10|
|PUBH 3027||Public Health in a Changing World||10|
|Total Credit Points||80|