School of Population Health

At a glance

Name:

UNSW School of Population Health
Name was changed from School of Public Health and Community Medicine in 2020

 

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 Leadership & Management
  • Master of Global Health
  • Master of Infectious Diseases Intelligence
  • Research extension degrees (includes research project)
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Diploma
  • Dual Degrees
 

Undergraduate Coursework Degree:

  • Bachelor of International Public Health
 

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:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Child and Adolescent Health
  • Health Systems and Services
  • Healthy Ageing
  • Immunisation and Infectious Diseases
  • Injury Prevention and Disaster Management
  • Primary Health Care
 

Centres and units within the School:

 

  • WHO Collaborating Centre on eHealth
  • Yunus Social Business Health Hub
  • Health Economics and Systems Global
  • International NCD Surveillance and Research Group
 

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:

 

  • 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.