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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 Raina MacIntyre Welcomes New Postgraduate Students

Professor Raina MacIntyre, Head of School, welcomes new postgraduate students to the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and highlights some of the unique opportunities available to students.

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See the latest issue of the Globe Newsletter published by SPHCM

Contents: New Online Bachelor of International Public Health - MJA Best Research Article - Profile on Dr John Hall - First Future Health Leader Graduate - Renji Hospital Delegation - Football for Peace in Myanmar - World Congress of Public Health & Epi-Watch Workshop - Vale Peter Trebilco FACHPER, OAM ED - Qualitative Research Network Hub Launches - Health Promotion Interventions - Use of Mobile Health to Promote Healthy Ageing and Delivery of Elder-Friendly Health Services


UNSW and Apollo India form a new partnership to train India’s public health leaders
A partnership between UNSW and Apollo Medvarsity will see a new Master of Public Health (International) program offered in India. This specialist postgraduate program will help address India’s shortage of public health professionals and strengthen the country’s capacity to respond to major health challenges.  <Read news item>



Infectious diseases imageSPHCM academics successful in winning NHMRC Fellowships
Two SPHCM academics have been successful in winning NHMRC fellowships – Prof Raina MacIntyre won a Principal Research Fellow award and A/Prof Virginia Wiseman won a Career Development Award - 'Protecting Australia and the region from emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases' and 'Using health economics to improve access to health care in under-served populations'. <Read News Item>


Md YunusAustralia’s first social business course now offered by UNSW
As part of a collaboration with Nobel Laureate (Peace) Prof Muhammad Yunus, UNSW will begin offering the course Social Business for Public Health (GENM0520). This is the first ever social business course offered in Australia to adopt Prof Yunus’ seven principles of running social businesses. <Read News Item> <See course details>


QRN Hub LaunchQualitative Research Network Hub launches at UNSW
The QRN Hub is the first initiative to offer a range of services in qualitative research.  It aims to expand and strengthen scholarship in the rigorous application and use of qualitative research methods and will extend its training and seminars to partners and collaborators in Australia and internationally.  <Read News Item>  <Visit website>


Image - ML McLws Sepsis awardLifesaving sepsis study wins MJA best research article
A study for the early recognition and treatment of sepsis in NSW public hospitals in collaboration with the Clinical Excellence Commission and UNSW’s Prof Mary-Louise McLaws has been judged the best research article published in the MJA.  <See News Item>


Flu pandemicFlu pandemic likelihood increasing as new strains emerge
A gathering number of new influenza strains in the past five years has escalated the likelihood of a major influenza pandemic on the scale of the deadly Spanish flu, researchers say. UNSW researchers in the SPHCM are calling for better collaboration between countries and first responder agencies. <See News Item>


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.