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Public Health

Explore and redefine public health practice to promote health in light of contemporary knowledge.

The courses are founded on a commitment to the advancement of quality and integrity in multidisciplinary practice, and principles of equity, inclusiveness, accountability and community participation.

Quick Facts

Duration: 2 years
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $37,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia
CRICOS code: 0100951
Delivery mode: On campus

The courses create opportunities for health professionals to examine workplace issues and to formulate new ways of addressing them and putting them into practice. The teaching and learning focuses primarily on helping health professionals change their practice in light of new insights. Topic assignments may be related to workplace issues and problems.

What you will study

The program aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to incorporate the principles of primary health care in order to reduce inequalities in health care access and health outcomes. Masters teaches you to apply this knowledge and these skills in relation to public health principles, values and practices that reduce inequity in health care, and improve population health status. Topics cover areas such as action on social determinants of health, social determinants of health and wellbeing, and critical practice in Indigenous health.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Public health has become an increasingly significant focus of government plans worldwide, initiating developments at local and national levels within multiple healthcare settings. Graduates are expected to progress into employment in public health policy, management and practice.

Potential occupations include:

  • public health officer
  • health administrator
  • public health senior consultant
  • health promotion planning and evaluation officer
  • health information officer
  • health and safety manager
  • epidemiologist/research analyst
  • public health project manager