Our public health courses provide students with an effective framework and reliable tools which will enable them to comprehend and tackle complex population health and social issues in cross-cultural, local and global environments. The health research units give students skills in research design, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Our courses cover Indigenous, tropical, local and global public health research and practice. They address the major public health challenges in Northern and Central Australia, neighbouring and international regions. These challenges include: health inequities; economic and social determinants; changing environmental conditions; infectious and chronic diseases; development and urbanisation; and access to and acceptability of services.

Career opportunities for our graduates include the non-government and government sectors in areas such as health research; professional health practice; health policy and planning; epidemiology; communicable and chronic disease control; community development and aid work, both nationally and internationally.