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  • 36 months
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About The Course

In your first year, you will study health issues locally and globally, and the social, environmental, biological and historical factors that influence health in a population. In second year, you will develop skills in critical appraisal and research inquiry, measuring the size of health issues, causes and risk factors and the potential for prevention. In third year, you will look at health promotion, health systems and policies, health leadership skills and health research. 

Across the course you'll also study complementary units in Aboriginal health and communication and project planning in health. Central to the major is community engagement, through structured visits to health organisations, voluntary work experience programs and field trips. The major enables you to achieve knowledge and skills recognised as meeting nationally and internationally recognised standards.

Career Pathways

The field of population health changes constantly, presenting new challenges and allowing you to work at the cutting edge of the nation's public health issues to make a real difference.

The Population Health major at The University of Western Australia will give you a strong foundation in health science with skills in scientific investigation, critical thinking and problem solving. Knowledge and skills in population health, leadership, research, health promotion, epidemiology and disease prevention are coupled with personal and professional development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years (BBiomedSc); 4 years (BBiomedSc[Hons])

    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Health and Illness in Human Populations
  • Health and Globalisation
  • Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics 
  • Disease Prevention and Control
  • Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing 
  • Communication and Project Planning in Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 00126G

  • This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    38604 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 115800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Domestic Average Annual Fee - $9,094.47 (Commonwealth supported students).

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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