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Study at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) in Sydney at UNSW. The School is a leading postgraduate educator in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region through our Master in Public Health, International Public HealthHealth Management and Infectious Diseases Intelligence programs. For Indian nationals, we have the new Master of Public Heath International. Our School is committed to excellence in research, learning and teaching and advocacy to enhance public health and health services.

2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Download the SPHCM Postgraduate Prospectus for 2017 here.

  Head of School Raina MacIntyre Welcomes New Postgraduate Students

Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of School, welcomes new postgraduate students to the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and highlights some of the unique opportunities available to students.

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Image - Master of Infectious Diseases IntelligenceMaster of Infectious Diseases Intelligence

For those seeking advanced, applied skills in control of infectious diseases, this program covers infectious diseases, epidemic response, epidemic analysis, and a range of other infectious diseases subjects. The program is relevant for anyone working in government, non-government, community and health service settings in Australia and internationally.  <See degree details>


Image - Globe Newsletter August 2016The Globe Newsletter

See the latest issue of the Globe Newsletter published by SPHCM.

Contents: Celebration of 60 years of Health Management @ UNSW - APRU Global Health Program Workshop 2016 - Queen's Birthday Honours - Report on SPHCM CREs - Role of politicians & policy makers in improving maternal and child health in Pakistan - PHAA 15th National Immunisation Conference poster award - SPHCM collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University / Renji Hospital, China - Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) - Medical student's ILP research on the impact of drugs on Indigenous communities





Methamphetamine use among adolescent population has increased
An SPHCM media story on vulnerable adolescents which reported that the use of methamphetamines had doubled in five years was one of the ten top media stories for 2016 in UNSW Medicine. <Read news item>


Anita Heywood and Michael Tam receive Dean's AwardUNSW Medicine Dean’s awards winners
Congratulations to Dr Anita Heywood and Dr Michael Tam who have received the Faculty Dean’s Award for teaching. <See photo>


UNSW and Apollo India form a new partnership to train India’s public health leaders
A partnership between UNSW and Apollo Medvarsity will see a new Master of Public Health (International) program offered in India. This specialist postgraduate program will help address India’s shortage of public health professionals and strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to major health challenges.  <Read news item>


Prof Robyn RichmondRobyn Richmond receives a Doctor of Science for her research
Please join us in congratulating Prof Robyn Richmond who has been awarded a Doctor of Science for her research in treatments for nicotine dependence and public health approaches to tobacco control and reducing alcohol consumption among people drinking at unsafe levels. <Read news item>


Alex CardenasCongratulations to PhD student Alex Cardenas 
Alex has won second place at the prestigious Australian and New Zealand CAA Awards for his PhD study.  The annual awards for excellence represent the highest achievement in Paramedicine from the CAA. <Read news item>


Raina MacIntyre 5 scientists pledgeHead of School named in 5 Scientists Pledge
The Chief Scientist called on Australians to name 5 living scientists, and the list of scientists named by the community was released on August 24th, and includes Head of School Raina MacIntyre. <Read article>


Check out Pandemic, our new web series about Bioterrorism and Health Intelligence
Our movie Pandemic has been nominated for 4 awards at the Melbourne Web Festival.  You can view the trailer and then click-through to view the full five-part series.