CC59 Bachelor of Public Health (Specialisation)

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 1 major
  3. Complete 1 minor

Core Structure

Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72



Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENVH11001 Health and the Environment
SCIE11022 Introductory Science
PBHL11001 Public Health Data and Measurement
PBHL11002 Public Health and Chronic Disease
PBHL12001 Communicable Diseases and Public Health
PBHL12002 Public Health Interventions
HLTH13031 Population Health Epidemiology
PBHL13001 Public Health and Environmental Sustainability
PBHL13003 Public Health in Practice A
PBHL13002 Public Health Disaster Management
PBHL13004 Public Health in Practice B
HLTH11027 Foundations of Health

Environmental Health Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

The environmental health profession in New South Wales often includes significant duties relating to building surveying. Students considering working in this jurisdiction should consider the Built Environment minor when planning their study.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
ENVR11011 Modern Environmental Issues
AINV11003 Introduction to Investigative Methods
ENVH12002 Environmental Health Law
MBIO19012 Microbiology
ENVH12001 Food Safety
ENVH12003 Environmental Toxicology
ENVH13002 Environmental Health Risk Management
SCIE11023 Scientific Research Fundamentals

Health Promotion Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48


Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11029 Health Promotion Concepts
INDG11006 Education and Learning: Colonisation and Decolonisation in the Cultural Interface
HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
HLTH12030 Drugs in Society
HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies
HLTH11031 Healthy Lifestyles
ENEV12002 First Nations and Community Engagement

Public Health Nutrition Major

Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Students majoring in Public Health Nutrition are required to enrol in the Health Promotion (Nutrition) Minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC11006 Food, Nutrition and Health
HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
NUTR12001 Human Nutrition
NUTR12002 Nutrition in Practice
ENVH12001 Food Safety
NUTR13001 Public Health Nutrition
BMSC11010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2

Built Environment Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BLAR11050 Residential Construction
BLAR11051 Construction Legislation 1
BLAR11033 Building Materials 1
BLAR11043 Building Systems and Services 1

Environmental Health Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for ENVH12001 Food Safety and ENVH13002 Environmental Health Risk Management.

Students majoring in Environmental Health or Public Health Nutrition are not eligible to complete this minor.

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
ENVH12002 Environmental Health Law
ENVH12003 Environmental Toxicology
EVST19023 Water Resource Management
ENVH12001 Food Safety

Environmental Science Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


Students majoring in Public Health Nutrition are not eligible to complete this minor.

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
ENVR11014 Environmental Monitoring
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
EVST19023 Water Resource Management
EVST13017 Catchment to Reef Management

Exercise Science Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


Students majoring in Public Health Nutrition are not eligible to complete this minor.

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
BMSC11010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
ESSC11001 Physical Activity, Fitness and Health
ESSC11003 Skill Acquisition and Movement
ESSC12003 Exercise and Sport Psychology

Health Promotion Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


Students majoring in Health Promotion or Public Health Nutrition are not eligible to complete this minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HLTH11031 Healthy Lifestyles
HLTH11029 Health Promotion Concepts
HLTH12032 Community Assets and Needs Assessment
HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning

Health Promotion (Nutrition students) Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

This minor is compulsory for students enrolled in the Public Health Nutrition major. Students majoring in Environmental Health or Health Promotion are not eligible to complete this minor.

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
HLTH11031 Healthy Lifestyles
HLTH11029 Health Promotion Concepts
ENEV12002 First Nations and Community Engagement
HLTH13035 Health in all Policies

Human Resource Management Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


Students majoring in Public Health Nutrition are not eligible to complete this minor.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
HRMT11011 Human Resource Management
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
HRMT19023 Conflict and Negotiation
HRMT19014 Human Resources Planning, Recruitment & Selection

Indigenous Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students majoring in Public Health Nutrition are not eligible to complete this minor.

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
INDG11013 First Nation and Non-Indigenous History: The Interface
INDG11015 Contemporary Indigenous Issues
NURS11171 Health, History and Culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
INDG19015 Aboriginal Cultures and Country

Liberal Studies Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

This minor/major has been designed to support credit, articulation agreements and transition arrangements. Students may only be enrolled in this minor following discussion and approval from the Head of Course and the Student Advisor.

Nutrition Science Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


Students majoring in Public Health Nutrition are not able to take this minor. 

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BMSC11006 Food, Nutrition and Health
NUTR12001 Human Nutrition
NUTR12002 Nutrition in Practice
NUTR13001 Public Health Nutrition

Occupational Health and Safety Minor

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24


Students majoring in Public Health Nutrition are not eligible to complete this minor. This minor may require students to enrol in some units during Term 3. Check with your student advisor to ensure your study plan is correct.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
OCHS11026 Introductory Occupational Health and Safety
OCHS11025 Health and Safety Risk Management
OCHS12018 Safety Science
OCHS13016 Advanced Occupational Health