Public Health professionals can follow their passion choosing distinctive career pathways, addressing bio-medical, research, and social determinants of population health and equity, Indigenous health, economic factors, and global approaches to health issues, such as obesity and heart disease.
As a public health professional, you will perform essential services that protect our communities. You might monitor the health status of a community to identify potential problems, diagnose and investigate health problems and hazards in the community or inform, educate, and empower people about health issues, particularly the underserved and those at risk.
You may develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts, enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety or link people to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
Graduates are expected to progress into employment in public health policy, management and practice that includes the following potential occupations:
Professionally accredited programs with globally recognised qualifications that increase your job opportunities worldwide.
Our Masters of Public Health degrees meet the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (AFPHM) and aligns with the Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australia (CAPHIA)
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In my studies at Flinders, one of the most fundamental skills that I learnt was critical thinking. The academic staff encouraged us to analyse scenarios in different perspectives and from a range of viewpoints. I learnt to think more broadly and apply outcomes from previous cases with practical knowledge and considered theory: this is already a significant attribute for me professionally, and an asset for my employers.”
Professor Nicola Spurrier, Chief Public Health Officer, SA Health delivered the October 2020 Chalmers Oration on the topic “Leadership in a time of crisis and key learnings for a post-COVID world.”
There are amazing careers in health all over the world for you to discover.
Public Health is defined as “the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society” (Acheson, 1988; WHO). This public health definition is incorporated into all aspects of our degree offerings. Our courses are multidisciplinary, have a lens on the social determinants of health, and focus on research training.
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