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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>



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 in public health research. <Read News Item>


Virus mystery polio-likeVirus shown to be likely cause of mystery polio-like illness
A major review by UNSW medical researchers has identified strong evidence that a virus called Enterovirus D68 is the cause of a mystery polio-like illness that has paralysed children in the US, Canada and Europe. The study, by a team led by UNSW Professor Raina MacIntyre, Director of the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Epidemic Response, is published in the journal Eurosurveillance. <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. <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>


Check out Pandemic, our 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.