School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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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. Our School is committed to excellence in research, learning and teaching and advocacy to enhance public health and health services.

2016 Postgraduate Prospectus

Download the SPHCM Postgraduate Prospectus for 2016 here.

  PLuS Alliance: universities tackle global issues

UNSW Australia, King’s College London and Arizona State University (ASU) have formed a ground-breaking partnership to find solutions to global challenges as part of a new pioneering university alliance. As part of the Plus Alliance SPHCM wwill be offering new programs including the Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence and the MPH-Public Security. Some of the featured courses in these include: PHCM9789 Bioterrorism & Health Intelligence and PHCM9788 Infectious Diseases Intelligence. <Read News item>

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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. <See degree details>


Image - MPH Public SecurityMaster of Public Health in Public Security

For those who want to specialise in emergency and disaster response. This stream allows participants to also take subjects on terrorism and conflict and peace studies to broaden your understanding of the context of health emergencies. <See details>


Image - Globe Newsletter December 2015The Globe Newsletter

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

Contents: Future Health Leaders - Grant success - Climate change grand challenge - Global Social Business Summit - Sexual health and behaviour of men in New South Wales - Professor Peter Baume honoured - Workshops in measles control, immunisation advocacy, neonatal vaccines - Football United's new partnerships and honours



Football United building peace in MyanmarBuilding peace in Myanmar through the World Game
UNSW’s Football United is using the World Game to help heal social wounds in Myanmar, which is slowly recovering from six decades of conflict. The group will this week launch one of the country’s largest peace projects at Pa-an University. Using football as the focus, the project will harness the power of youth to build social cohesion and reconciliation from the ground up. <Read News article>


Immunisation RecordThe Australian Immunisation Register - Into the future
The CRE will host a one-day workshop on 26 August 2016 in Sydney to discuss the functionality of an AIR that will be needed to best support the National Immunisation Program and related activities. The primary aim is to bring together all stakeholders and to make a constructive contribution to informing the development and future utility of the AIR.  <Read details and register>


Infection prevention control healthcare settingNew course - Infection Prevention and Control in the Healthcare Setting (PHCM9787)
In Semester 2 2016, a new course focused on infection control in the healthcare setting will be offered for the first time. This course is aimed at students who are not infection control practitioners but who want an introduction to current core components of HAI prevention and control programs in the acute healthcare setting. The understanding of the prevention and control of HAIs is pivotal to all healthcare workers. <See flyer> <Visit website>


Image - Flu VaccineThinking about getting the 2016 flu vaccine? Here’s what you need to know
Up to one in ten adults and three in ten children are infected with influenza each year. The vaccine we have used for decades, the trivalent vaccine (TIV), protects against three strains of flu. But in 2016, for the first time, the publicly funded vaccine program will offer the quadrivalent flu vaccine (QIV), which protects against four instead of three strains of flu. <Read News 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.


Zika Virus MosquitoHow do we halt the spread of Zika virus?
With the WHO declaring the zika virus a global public health emergency, key questions must be answered if we are to protect those most at risk, writes Prof Raina MacIntyre. While waiting for a vaccine mosquito control is the key to halting zika virus. <Read News Item>