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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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UNSW SydneyStrong performance in Public Health in world subject rankings

UNSW Sydney’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine performed steadily in the latest ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018 with Public Health ranking in the 76-100 range. With 38 subjects ranking in the global top 100, 24 in the top 50 and three in the top 10, UNSW continues its climb up the rankings, having the most subjects of all Australian universities in the prestigious league table. ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects has published the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by academic subjects since 2009. The rankings assess more than 4000 universities across 54 subjects in natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. <See full story>


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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



Artwork by Joanne Nasir 2017: The Spirit People Dreaming from my great grandmother’s songline, Borroloola.  Each figure represents a state or territory. The purple and blue lines represent the career pathway (purple) of the worker and their professional, personal and spiritual journey by the blue. The cream circles at the bottom of the figures represent the Stone Dreaming to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers strong, resilient and spiritually connected to their cultural identityBe part of the Career Pathways Project National Survey
The Career Pathways Project, funded by Lowitja Institute, was initiated and is being led by Community Controlled Organisations. Please be part of the first national survey of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health staff across all professions, roles and locations. Have your say to improve career pathways (Artwork by Joanne Nasir 2017).  <See Career Pathways Survey>


Anne Dougall measlesRoll-out of Kupang city’s Measles-Rubella Immunisation Campaign – Progress to date
SPHCM internship student, Annette Annette Dougall, speaks about the the roll-out of the Kupang city’s Measles-Rubella (MR) immunisation campaign in Indonesia which was launched on 1 August 2018. The province has approximately 5.2 million people, with the MR vaccine to be administered to 1,743,59 children (9 months < 15 years). <See News Item>


Anita Heywood and Jerico PardosiMass immunisation campaign to eliminate measles in Indonesia
In August 2018, the region of Nusa Tenggara Timur, Indonesia will take part in a measles-rubella (MR) mass immunisation campaign as part of Indonesia’s commitment to measles and rubella elimination by 2020 within the SEARO WHO region. Dr Anita Heywood and Dr Jerico Pardosi from SPHCM attended the round table discussion in Kupang in June 2018 along with a range of stakeholders including Directors of Health Office, and Deans of regional medical and health schools. <See News Item>


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>