School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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Explore your options at the School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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>



Image - Yuana Margarets Agustin HadjoExternal grant success through Alumni Grant Scheme (AGS) in Indonesia
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 from a total of 246 grant application through the Alumni Grant Scheme 2017 Round 2 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 in public health research. <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>


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.