School of Public Health and Community Medicine

At a glance

Name:

UNSW School of Public Health and Community Medicine

 

Founded:

 

2002
The School of Public Health and Community Medicine was created in 2002 from the former Schools of Community Medicine, Health Services Management and Medical Education.

 

Head of School:

 

Professor Rebecca Ivers

 

Current students:

 

1348 students from 58 different countries

 

Number of faculty:

 

72 with over 180 conjoints

 

Postgraduate Coursework Degrees:

  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Management
  • Master of International Public Health
  • Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence
  • Research extension degrees (includes research project)
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Dual Degrees
  • Master of Public Health (International) – Indian nationals only
 

Undergraduate Coursework Degree:

 

  • Bachelor of International Public Health – a new fully online degree offered as a PluS Alliance degree in partnership with Arizona State University and King’s College London
 

Research Degrees:

 

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Professional Doctorate in Public Health: Future Health Leaders - Designed to be delivered in partnership with a suitable health workplace for senior health leaders from around Australia and the world
  • Master of Philosophy in Public Health
  • Master by Research
 

Flagship research areas:

 

Global health, primary health care, infectious diseases, social science, Indigenous health and health systems leadership and management

 

Centres and units within the School:

 

  • WHO Collaborating Centre on eHealth
  • Yunus Social Business Health Hub
  • Health Economics and Systems Global
  • Human Resources for Health Knowledge Hub
  • International HIV Research Group
  • International NCD Surveillance and Research Group
  • NSW Hospital Infection Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit
 

Research centres with links to the school:

 

  • Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity
  • The Kirby Institute
  • National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
  • The George Institute for Global Health
  • Centre for Big Data Research in Health
 

Highlights:

 

  • SPHCM is the largest public health program in NSW.
  • The postgraduate programs in Health Management at UNSW began more than 60 years ago. The UNSW Health Management program was the first and is now the largest health management program in Australia.
  • The School’s Health Management programs meet the core requirements for a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and are accredited by the Australasian College of Health Services Management.
  • Master degree students are able to do a six-week workplace internship, providing the opportunity to gain real-world experience in a health organisation.