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The study of population health is focused on understanding health and disease in community, and on improving health and wellbeing through health approaches that address disparities in health status between different social groups. The qualification provides a solid foundation for those seeking to work in the broad fi eld of community and minority health. The course is also a strong complement to those with existing specialist or clinical health qualifications who are employed in the health care sector.
Competencies and skills developed in this course can lead to exciting and fulfilling job opportunities and career advancement in areas such as project management, environmental health management, community welfare, minority group health education and regional health development. It is a particularly relevant course for those seeking to develop an expanded set of skills to enhance their employability.
Studies undertaken within the Diploma of Population Health would see graduates more likely to seek work opportunities within a community setting, such as: