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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.

2018 Postgraduate Prospectus

Download the SPHCM Postgraduate Prospectus for 2018 here.

  Head of School John Hall Welcomes New Postgraduate Students

Professor John Hall, Acting Head of School, welcomes new postgraduate students to the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and highlights some of the unique educational opportunities available to students.

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Image - Globe Newsletter May 2018The Globe Newsletter

See the latest issue of the Globe Newsletter published by SPHCM

Contents: SPHCM farewells Raina MacIntyre as Head of School - Public health in Uganda: Transforming Community Health Project: Establishing a cancer service for women - UNSW-Indonesia Seed Grant - New staff profile: Adam Craig - CAPHIA 2017 Team Award won by Professor Raina MacIntyre’s team! - WHO consultation meeting on the development of an influenza disease burden estimation tool - Shakif Shakur, current Masters student of the School, wins Westpac Future Leader Scholarship! - Dr Nicholas Osborne delivers talk on human health and climate



Chinthaka Balasooriya ANZAHPE PresidentDr Chinthaka Balasooriya elected President of ANZAHPE
Congratulations to Dr Chinthaka Balasooriya who has been elected President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE). ANZAHPE is the premier organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand. We congratulate Chinthaka on his outstanding achievement and wish him luck in his new position! <See News Item>


Holly SealeEngaging patients in infection control - updating the communication strategy
New funding success! Dr Holly Seale, School of Public Health and Community Medicine and Dr Kate Clezy, Prince of Wales Hospital have recently secured funding from the Prince of Wales Hospital Trust to undertake a new project that will examine the current approaches being used to communicate and engage patients around the issues of infection control and antimicrobial resistance. <See News Item>


FHL-George-Georgiadis-graduatesCongratulations to George
UNSW Future Health Leader LTCOL George Georgiadis graduated on June 19th with his DrPH, awarded the degree for his research titled "Health workforce readiness: study into the preparedness of Medical Technicians of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps". <See photo>


Rob MenziesRecipients of a public health GSK Immunisation Grant
Congratulations to SPHCM academics, Dr Rob Menzies, Associate Professor Heather Gidding and Dr Anita Heywood, who were recipients of a GSK Immunisation Grant for their innovative research project which will look  at provider alerts and SMS reminders for adult patients eligible for influenza, pneumococcal and herpes zoster vaccines using the eHealth informatics general practice software. <Read News Item>


WHO consultation meeting on the development of influenza disease burden estimation tool
Dr David Muscatello SPHCMDr David Muscatello's research program around estimating the epidemiology of influenza in populations has led to a continuing relationship with the Global Influenza Programme of WHO. David and other international partners have been collaborating with the CDC in a joint project with WHO aimed at estimating global deaths and hospitalisations due to seasonal influenza. <Read News Item>