School of Health and Life Sciences

School of Health and Life Sciences

This course is multidisciplinary, giving you a solid grounding in Health & Life Science. You can use the health science foundation course to work in the area of public health or as a pathway into other health degrees such as speech pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Public health practitioners work to achieve better health through the prevention of disease and disability. Rather than working with individual clients, public health practitioners work at the community or whole population level. They pay special attention to how social, economic and environmental factors affect health and wellbeing through the health foundation course.