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Build your capacity in the public health workplace or embark on a pathway to further learning.

Population health is the study of the health of populations and inequities in health. It encompasses activities which improve the health of populations (public health) and is underpinned by epidemiology; the science of the distribution and determinants of health in specific populations including applications to control and improve health.

Providing foundational knowledge and practical skills applicable to real-world health issues, this program offers a unique opportunity for you to engage with active researchers involved in population/ public health initiatives and data custodians who routinely work with diverse databases.

You will specifically learn relevant research methods, develop confidence in accessing and managing various types of population health data, skills in planning and evaluating community-based interventions and strategies to effectively translate and disseminate research principles and findings to inform policy and practice.

The program also includes training in relevant software for analyses of large data sets.

Ideal for those new to the idea of population health, or existing health and planning industry professionals who are seeking to build on or develop their skill set, graduates may find employment in agencies responsible for public health including local, state and federal government and non-government organisations; research; or health education.

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