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.

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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See the latest issue of the Globe Newsletter published by SPHCM

Contents: 60 years of Health Management - Queen's Birthday Honours - Report on SPHCM CREs - Improving maternal and child health in Pakistan - PHAA 15th National Immunisation Conference award - Collaboration with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China - Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) - Impact of drugs on Indigenous communities



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>


Pacific Multicountry Mapping and Behavioural Study Key FindingsPacific Multicountry Mapping and Behavioural Study Key Findings: HIV and STI risk vulnerability
Findings from a new joint study by UNDP, UNICEF and UNSW  that indicate an urgent need for reforms in Pacific island countries to adequately address HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among vulnerable populations. <View reports>


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>


Prof Robyn RichmondRobyn Richmond receives a Doctor of Science
Prof Robyn Richmond has been awarded a Doctor of Science for her research in treatments for nicotine dependence and public health approaches to tobacco control and reducing alcohol consumption among people drinking at unsafe levels. <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.