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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



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>


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Dr Jerico Pardosi and Dr Anita Heywood in collaboration with our SPHCM alumni (Yuana Margarets Agustin Hadjo) from Indonesia have been selected as one of the 25 best applications through the Alumni Grant Scheme by the Australian Embassy in Indonesia on Developing integrated immunisation and surveillance program evaluation tools in East Nusa Tenggara Timur project. <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>


Caphia Awards Raina MacIntyreLeaders in public health recognized by CAPHIA Awards
Prof Raina MacIntyre and team have received the CAPHIA 2017 award for excellence and innovation in public health research for personal protective equipment (PPE) research. This award recognises a research team that demonstrates an outstanding level of achievement. <Read News Item>


Uganda womanUNSW transforms the lives of women in northern Uganda
A major UNSW project has launched to help transform the health and lives of women in northern Uganda who suffer from high levels of domestic violence and have limited access to reproductive health care.  Prof Robyn Richmond and a team of university staff and postgraduate students travelled to northern Uganda in November to launch the Transforming Community Health Project, setting up cervical and breast cancer screening services and training local nurses in women’s health services. <Read News Item>