Public Health Medicine
Public Health services focus on the health and wellbeing of the whole population rather than on the treatment of individuals. Their purpose is to help prevent disease and injury while supporting the development of good health in our communities and groups within them.
The public health workforce is diverse and there are a number of tertiary and non-tertiary courses available. Details of training in public health medicine (doctors who specialise in public health) are available through the College of Public Health Medicine's website.
Public Health offers a wide range of career options from research, working in the community as a health protection officer, public health dietician/nutritionist, and health promoter, through to policy analyst and manager. For more information on what a career in public health might look like, visit the public health workforce development website or read some of our career stories: