School of Public Health and Community Medicine

School of Public Health
and Community Medicine

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 Health  and Health Management programs. Our School is committed to excellence in research, learning and teaching and action to enhance public health and health services.

2015 Postgraduate Prospectus

Download the SPHCM Postgraduate Prospectus for 2015 here.


Candidates in the UNSW Future Health Leaders Professional Doctorate at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, discuss why they joined the program, their studies, and the value of the program to their professional development and careers.



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Research Flagship Areas

Arms Network LaunchARM Network Launch

SPHCM UNSW is now a member of WHO's Global Outbreak Alert Response Network and a founding partner of ARM, a new network to enable Australia's capacity to respond to cross-border and regional infectious diseases outbreaks. The launch of ARM was on June 16 2014. <See News article> and <Full details of ARM>


September 2014 Globe NewsletterThe Globe Newsletter

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

Contents: Health of asylum seekers in the spotlight - UNSW-WHO Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Emergencies  - Internships offer real world experience - Dr Bette Liu wins top NHMRC Excellence award - Future Health Leaders program - Research translation, Muru Marri style - 'Getting it' - Empowerment and International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples - Vaccines for the elderly



Ebola West Africa - European Commission DG ECHOARM training workshop for Ebola responders
A free workshop will be held October 24, 2014 for ARM members considering deploying for the Ebola outbreak. Some field epidemiologists are not clinicians, and others may not have specific infection control expertise.  This course will cover areas specific to infection control not routinely covered by training offered by deploying agencies.  <See Flyer> <See workshop details>


Army technician sets up an assay Ebola within containment laboratoryExperts warn Ebola health worker guidelines may be putting lives at risk
Public health experts have raised concerns about guidelines that suggest health workers need only wear surgical masks rather than higher-level protective equipment, such as respirators, when treating Ebola patients. <Read journal article> <Read News item>


Cycling Report Ros PoulosCyclists break road rules to stay safe
Most cyclists who use bicycles as a form of transport admit to breaking road rules at some time while riding but they do it mostly to guard their own safety on the roads, UNSW research has found. Cyclists, were surveyed by researchers as part of the Safer Cycling Study led by A/Prof Roslyn Poulos from SPHCM. <Read details>


Positive life pathways for vulnerable adolescentsPositive life pathways for vulnerable adolescents
A team of researchers have been awarded an ARC Grant to examine and analyse the outcomes and pathways of vulnerable young people who participate in the Ted Noffs Program for Adolescent Life Management.   <See details>


National Immunisation Achievement Award
The Public Health Association of Australia has awarded Professor Raina MacIntyre the 2014 National Immunisation Achievement Award to honour and recognise her outstanding research in the field of immunisation / vaccine preventable diseases.  <See full article>


Public Health, Human Rights and Asylum Seeker Detention Symposium

 Public Health, Human Rights and Asylum Seeker Detention Symposium

<Watch symposium highlights and read media coverage>