School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Undergraduate Coursework BIPH 3880

Bachelor International Public Health - BIPH Landing

The Bachelor of International Public Health (BIPH) (3880) is a fully online degree which is designed to build and strengthen the international public health workforce. This groundbreaking degree, in partnership with UNSW Sydney (UNSW), Arizona State University (ASU) and King's College London (King's), provides a pathway into a public health career. Delivered fully online, the BIPH provides an innovative global program by meeting the needs of students wherever they are based. Students who undertake the BIPH will develop the capacities required to succeed in a career in health both domestically and internationally. 

Information for current students

This section provides students enrolled in the BIPH with information related to their program of study:

Enrolment - Access information on accepting an offer, enrolment steps for new and continuing students, course selection, orientation, Moodle and support.

Key Dates - Key dates for Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 for UNSW Sydney and ASU.

Course Offerings - List of BIPH courses on offer at UNSW and ASU with links to individual course descriptions and class details.

Course Progression - Suggested course progression for your intake.

FAQs - Questions answered on program structure, courses, enrolment, support and results.

This page will tell you where to access information on accepting an offer, enrolment steps for new and continuing students, course selection, orientation, Moodle and support.

New Students

The UNSW Getting Started website will give you information on:

  • How to accept your offer
  • Step-by-step guide on course enrolment and class registration
  • Course selection
  • Setting up passwords to access UNSW services
  • Obtaining your student ID and email
  • UNSW Orientation
  • How to prepare for your first weeks at UNSW

View the Getting Started website.

Continuing Students

Orientation

  • UNSW conducts an optional orientation one week before each term starts for students who are close to the Sydney campus. See Orientation Week.
  • An orientation specific to the BIPH is available for students in Moodle. 
  • Students studying courses as part of the PLuS Alliance should refer to the PLuS Alliance Orientation website once your enrolment is finalised.

Online Learning Platform

Moodle is the online learning platform that is used to deliver online courses throughout UNSW.  Moodle is like a mini-website that holds the key resources for your course such the course outline, course readings, learning activities, announcements, discussion forums and a place to submit assignments.  The Moodle site for each course is usually open to students 1 week before the term starts. For more information visit the UNSW Moodle website.

Who to contact for help

UNSW Enrolment Support Centre:

Email: enrol@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 (2) 9385 1110
Website: student.unsw.edu.au/enrol/hours

Student Central:

Email: studentcentral@unsw.edu.au
Phone: +61 (2) 9385 8500
Enquiry: Submit Online Enquiry
Website: student.unsw.edu.au/central

School of Public Health and Community Medicine:

Phone: +61 (2) 9385 1699
Email: biph@unsw.edu.au

Term 1 2019 Key Dates
Term 1 UNSW begins 18 February 2019
Term 1 ASU begins 11 March 2019
Term 1 UNSW census date - discontinuation without academic or financial penalty 17 March 2019
Last day of ASU Term 1 26 April 2019
Last day of UNSW Term 1 18 May 2019
 
Term 2 2019 Key Dates
Term 2 ASU begins 20 May
Term 2 UNSW begins 3 June 2019
Last day of ASU Term 2 28 June 2019
Term 2 UNSW census date - discontinuation without academic or financial penalty 30 June 2019
Last day of UNSW Term 2 31 August 2019

 

Term 3 2019 Key Dates
Term 3 UNSW begins 16 September 2019
Term 3 UNSW census date - discontinuation without academic or financial penalty 13 October 2019
Term 3 ASU begins 16 October 2019
Last day of UNSW Term 3 14 December 2019
Last day of ASU Term 3 14 December 2019

 

  • Click on course codes for course description and overview.
  • PHCM courses are offered by UNSW.
  • YMED courses are offered by Arizona State University (ASU).
  • Note different course dates for UNSW Sydney and ASU.
  • * Student must complete 30 UoC before enrolling in these courses.
  • ** Student must complete 48 UoC before enrolling in this course.
YEAR 1 2019    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Term 1    
YMED1001 Introduction to Public Health 11 March – 26 April 2019 YMED1001 class details
UNSW General Education course 18 February – 18 May 2019 General Education class details
Term 2    
YMED1003 General Biology 20 May – 28 June 2019 YMED1003 class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 20 May – 28 June 2019 YMED1005 class details
YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health 20 May – 28 June 2019 YMED1008 class details
UNSW General Education course 3 June – 31 August 2019 General Education class details
Term 3    
PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health 16 September – 14 December 2019 PHCM1001 class details
UNSW General Education course 16 September – 14 December 2019 General Education class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 16 October – 14 December 2019 YMED1005 class details

 

YEAR 2 2019    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Term 1    
PHCM2001 Epidemiology * 18 February – 18 May 2019 PHCM2001 class details
PHCM2002 Biostatistics * 18 February – 18 May 2019 PHCM2002 class details
Term 2    
PHCM2004 Communicable Disease * 3 June – 31 August 2019 PHCM2004 class details
PHCM2006 Public Health Policy & Programs * 3 June – 31 August 2019 PHCM2006 class details
PHCM2009 Global Chronic Disease Prevention and Control * 3 June – 31 August 2019 PHCM2009 class details
Term 3    
PHCM2003 Health Promotion * 16 September – 14 December 2019 PHCM2003 class details
PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention & Public Health Surveillance * 16 September – 14 December 2019 PHCM2005 class details
PHCM2007 Health Leadership * 16 September – 14 December 2019 PHCM2007 class details
YMED3007 Environmental & Occupational Health ** 16 October – 14 December 2019 YMED3007 class details

 

How many courses should I take per term?

A normal full-time load is three courses per term (18 units of credit).  Internal students who are also working full-time are advised to take no more than two courses. Domestic students wishing to be considered full-time need to enrol in a minimum of 12 Units of Credit (UoC) each term, or 36 UoC across three standard terms with at least one course enrolment in each term. If you are an International student studying on a student visa you must satisfy certain conditions such as completing studies within the time frames set out in your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). For further information see UNSW3+ Full-Time Study Load.

How do I enrol in ASU and UNSW courses?

PLuS Alliance Orientation

All students studying courses as part of the PLuS Alliance should refer to the PLuS Alliance Orientation website once your enrolment is finalised.

I am new to studying online - where can I find help to support my studies?

UNSW has provided a wealth of useful resources to help support students’ online learning. Please refer to the below websites for further information and support:

  • UNSW e-learning - provides an overview of the suite of technologies and applications that support student learning including Moodle, Turnitin, and myLibrary.
  • UNSW Online Study – provides for useful tips to online study.
  • Academic skills – provides an overview on academic skills.
  • UNSW Essentials – provides an online orientation to UNSW.
  • ELISE – is an online tutorial developed by UNSW Library to help students make the most of the Library’s online resources for their studies and research.

An orientation module to the BIPH program will cover these aspects in greater detail to help students succeed in navigating the online learning management systems and feel supported in the PLuS Alliance online student community.

Where do I go if I have questions about the BIPH?

School of Public Health and Community Medicine
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052
T: +61 (2) 9385 1699
E: biph@unsw.edu.au

 

For the full BIPH program structure, university rules and requirements view the UNSW Handbook.

To download the suggested course progression for your intake, click on the relevant link below. Full-time progression for students commencing:

Acrobat icon  Summer 2018

Acrobat icon  Semester 2, 2018

Acrobat icon  Term 1, 2019

Acrobat icon  Term 3, 2019

Student’s intending to enrol in the BIPH part-time, or converting to/from a full-time load to part-time load are encouraged to contact the SPHCM for course progression advice.

Conversion of ASU grades to UNSW grades - ASU uses a letter grading system (A, B, C, D, F) whereas UNSW uses Fail, Pass, Credit, Distinction and High Distinction. Grades received from ASU courses will be converted to an equivalent UNSW grade that appears on your transcript. The grade conversion table can be found here: www.plusalliance.org/biph/unsw-students