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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.

2017 Postgraduate Prospectus

Download the SPHCM Postgraduate Prospectus for 2017 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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Mooc biosecurity and bioterrorismA UNSW Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on biosecurity and bioterrorism is drawing people from a wide range of backgrounds

As the risk of biological agent attacks and epidemics increases in the 21st century, so too does the need to build knowledge of how to identify and respond to these events. The UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine will this month hold a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on biosecurity and bioterrorism, which is drawing people from a wide range of backgrounds with an interest in understanding the security environment of the future.  See details about the online course: Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Public Health Dimensions. Read UNSW News Item.


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See the latest issue of the Globe Newsletter published by SPHCM

Contents: SPHCM launches a new Master of  Public Health program in India - Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus delivers Guest Lecture at UNSW - The mountain children have bad ears - Art is like chocolate for the brain - Professor Robyn Richmond receives Doctor of Science for her research - Research grant success 2017 - Launch of UNSW Vaccine & Infection Research Lab (UVIRL) - Piloting the First PLuS Alliance Students at UNSW - Seminar at Harvard University - Keeping in touch with SPHCM - Symposium on Resilient Health Systems and Universal Health Coverage - PhD student Alex Cardenas wins research award



Arts on prescription exhibition‘Arts on Prescription’ Exhibition
Arts on Prescription’ is a participatory arts program which uses the creative arts to promote healthy and active ageing. The exhibition celebrates a collaborative project between UNSW and HammondCare, with funding from the Australian Government. The event will challenge health care practitioners and artists to consider the role of arts in ageing. Come and enjoy a lively interview style presentation, original art, band and refreshments on Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 5:00pm – 6:30pm on UNSW Campus. <See Flyer>


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>


Nobel Laureate Muhammad YunusNobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus energises UNSW for change
The father of social business and microcredit, Professor Muhammad Yunus, has given an empowering talk at UNSW. Professor Yunus said the key to sustainable global development was harnessing the energy and the imagination of youth.  <See News Item & Listen to Lecture>


Raina MacIntyre First Responder Uniken articleFirst responder
Professor Raina MacIntyre is on the front line of the fight against emerging bio-threats. She warns biosecurity breaches could be as catastrophic as nuclear war. Her interest in bioterrorism stems from concerns around dual-use research that is done “with the intent of helping humanity, but which can also harm – either by deliberate misuse or by accident”. <Read UNSW Uniken article>


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>


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.