The study of the principles and practices of protecting, promoting, maintaining and restoring the health of the community. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the goals of public health including the promotion of health and the prevention of disease, premature death and disease-induced discomfort and disability in the population. It also involves developing an understanding of environmental factors affecting health.
Public Health develops skills in:
Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals develop, implement and evaluate policies and programs to monitor environmental health and occupational health and safety and related legislation to ensure safe and healthy working conditions, and assist injured staff through the workers' compensation and rehabilitation process.Explore career
Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals include Health Promotion Officer and Orthotist or Prosthetist occupations.Explore career
Safety Inspectors inspect machines, equipment, working conditions and public places to ensure compliance with government and industry standards and regulations, in relation to occupational health and safety.Explore career