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Public Health

There has never been a better time to study public health

Public health graduates are in demand to address globally significant health challenges and benefit populations.

Follow your passion by choosing distinctive learning pathways, from biomedical, research, and social determinants of population health and equity, to Indigenous health, economic factors, and global approaches to health issues, such as obesity and heart disease. This degree will help you put theory into practice to prepare you for employment via industry placements, interdisciplinary problem-solving, and specific topics which develop skills in teamwork, leadership, and advocacy as an agent of change.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee:


Location: Adelaide Campus, Australia
CRICOS code: 102949J
Delivery mode: On campus

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Professional placement with a local health organisation to develop an authentic public health project.
  • Training in epidemiologic research and health management skills, to understand and evaluate health issues.
  • Problem-based interprofessional training through siumlated learning and team work.


“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


Graduates can gain employment in public health policy, management and practice. Graduates of this course also increase their chances of entry into the highly-regarded postgraduate Doctor of Medicine, with priority and reserved positions for up to 25 students from the College.

Potential occupations include:

  • community development officer (e.g. women’s heath, Indigenous health)
  • health promotions officer
  • clinical trials coordinator
  • public health research officer
  • epidemiologist/data analyst

Potential employers include:

  • World Health Organisation
  • government departments of health in policy, surveillance, health promotion, drug and
  • alcohol services
  • research and higher education settings
  • community organisations such as Heart Foundation, Cancer Council