Public Health

Unit set code: HMAPBH | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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St Albans


The Public Health Major provides students with knowledge and skills in Public Health and Health Promotion.

The major develops the student's knowledge base in Public Health and Health Promotion and focuses on the application of knowledge, policy, and research in improving the health of populations. Students completing this major will have an understanding and perspective on how to address contemporary health problems related to critical social and behavioural factors that influence health outcomes. Students choosing the minor, HMAPBH Public Health, may be required to obtain a ‘Working With Children Check’ prior to undertaking the unit, HHB2402 Health Program Planning and Evaluation.

Unit set structure

For a major study students must complete ninety-six (96) credit points of study, comprising:

  • Eight (8) Specialist Area units.
What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

As part of a course

This unit set is studied as part of the following course(s):

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