If you want to make a positive difference, think big. Improve the health and wellbeing of your community, your country, your world: that’s what this degree lets you do. It’s all about promoting health and preventing disease at the population level. You’ll be more than ready to start your career after an industry placement as well as a global learning experience with a Laureate partner institution while you study.
WHY STUDY AT TORRENS?
It’s our industry connections that set us apart. You’ll learn from the industry’s best professionals, gain hands-on experience with an industry placement, and enjoy a global learning experience with a partner institution.
SET FOR SUCCESS
At Torrens, we focus on your future career. Our teachers are industry professionals and our Success Coaches work closely with students.
You’ll have guidance to navigate studying, build personal and professional skills and work towards your dream career.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
That’s the average annual salary of a Policy Manager.
You’ll have a wealth of choice, including:
- Health Policy Adviser
- Health Promotion Officer
- Project Officer/Manager
- Community Development Worker
WHAT TO EXPECT
You’re a big-picture thinker, who wants to see healthy changes available to everyone. You want to expand your knowledge to make a real difference to public health.
You’ll learn about health at a population level: health promotion campaigns and advocacy, health policy, health monitoring and screening, and planning, implementation and evaluation of health programs. Because we’re about Degrees That Work, our industry placement program means you’ll be more than ready to meet growing demand for high-quality public health graduates.
- Public health policy
- Disease control and prevention
- Health surveillance and epidemiology
WHAT YOU'LL STUDY
This course is comprised of 24 subjects, this includes 8 core subjects, 8 specialisation core subjects and 8 elective subjects. Please note, courses marked with * are an example only.
- HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY
- HEALTH PROTECTION AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
- HEALTH PROMOTION AND ADVOCACY
- HEALTH POLICY, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
- INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL RESEARCH
- FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH
- DISEASE PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Specialisation core units
- PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION
- HEALTH SYSTEMS, HEALTH CARE FINANCING AND ECONOMICS
- GLOBAL HEALTH
- HEALTH ISSUES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
- MENTAL HEALTH, ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
- INDUSTRY PLACEMENT
- NUTRITION AND SOCIETY
- SOCIAL AND POLITICAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH
- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
- FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN NUTRITION
- PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY*
- DIGITAL FLUENCY*
- MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP FOR PUBLIC HEALTH*
- INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION*
- UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL THEORIES*
- QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH*
HOW YOU'LL STUDY
Fit everything in with flexible online and on-campus options.
ONLINE OR ON CAMPUS
Study on campus in Adelaide, or customise the course to study online around your lifestyle.
Our courses are flexible to fit your schedule, whether you want to study full time or part-time.
DOMESTIC ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
You are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Applied Public Health as long as you meet the University’s minimum entry requirements. Each application will be assessed on a case by case basis.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- An Australian secondary education qualification, or equivalent
- A completed or partly completed qualification at AQF level 6 (associate degree) or above
- A completed Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification at AQF Level 4 (Certificate IV) or above
- A Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) percentile rank or equivalent.
APPLYING FOR THE ADELAIDE CAMPUS
If you are applying to study the (Bachelor of Applied Public Health/ Bachelor of Business/ Bachelor of Business (Sport)/Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Media Design) at our Adelaide campus, you’ll need to complete a SATAC application. Visit to apply. This is not required for online or postgraduate students.
Torrens University Australia also sets guaranteed entry thresholds for students who have:
- ATAR 60 or equivalent
- Studied at another university with a GPA of 3.5 on a scale of 7
- A Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) rank of 155
If you meet at least one of these criteria you will not have to compete for a place in the Bachelor of Nutrition. Your place is guaranteed.
INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS CRITERIA
This course is available to all international students – onshore and offshore.
Approved English tests include:
- CAE 57
- IELTS 6.0, with no subscore less than 5.5
- PTE 58
- TOEFL 78