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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 will be offering new programs including the Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence and the MPH-Public Security. Students doing these programs can take electives at ASU! 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. 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



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>


Peter Baume Hall of Fame 2016Hall of Fame 2016
Congratulations to Professor Peter Baume, AO who has been presented with the 2016 Disability Employment Australia Hall of Fame Award, in recognition of his outstanding and ongoing contribution to disability employment. Throughout his career in medicine, politics and the academy, Peter has stressed that people are more important than their impairments and that the whole person is the proper focus of attention. He reminds us that we are all different and we should value and respect the individual nature of each other’s life journey. <Read News article>


Measles immunisation travelling overseasTravelling overseas? Get immunised to prevent measles outbreaks in Australia
Unimmunised travellers visiting family and friends overseas remain the biggest source of measles outbreaks in Australia, according to new research by UNSW. The research has revealed that many who acquired measles did not seek health advice prior to travel because they did not believe they were at risk, or they had travelled overseas previously with no problem. <Read News article>


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 launched 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>


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>