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 2020 Key Dates
 Term 1 ASU YMED courses (Spring A) 13 January - 4 March 2020
Term 1 ASU (Spring A) - Deadline to drop without academic penalty 26 January 2020
Term 1 UNSW - PHCM & GenEd courses 17 February - 15 May 2020
Term 1 UNSW census date - discontinuation without academic or financial penalty 15 March 2020
Term 1 ASU YMED courses (ASB - Spring B) 16 March - 9 May 2020
Term 1 ASU (Spring B) - Deadline to drop without academic penalty 1 May 2020
 
Term 2 2020 Key Dates
Term 2 ASU YMED courses (AUA - Summer A) 18 May - 26 June 2020
Term 2 ASU (Summer A) - Deadline to drop without academic penalty 31 May 2020
Term 2 UNSW - PHCM & GenEd courses 1 June - 27 August 2020
Term 2 UNSW census date - discontinuation without academic or financial penalty 28 June 2020
Term 2 ASU YMED courses (AUB - Summer B)  1 July - 11 August 2020
Term 2 ASU (Summer B) - Deadline to drop without academic penalty 12 July 2020
Term 2 ASU YMED courses (AFA - Fall A) 20 August - 8 October 2020
Term 2 ASU (Fall A) - Deadline to drop without academic penalty 30 August 2020

 

Term 3 2020 Key Dates
Term 3 UNSW PHCM & GenEd courses  14 September - 10 December 2020
Term 3 UNSW census date - discontinuation without academic or financial penalty 11 October 2020
Term 3 ASU YMED courses (AFB - Fall B) 14 October - 12 December 2020
Term 3 ASU (Fall B) - Deadline to drop without academic penalty 25 October 2020

 

CLICK HERE for a complete list of Arizona State University (ASU) Key Dates

  • Click on course codes for course description and overview.
  • PHCM courses are offered by UNSW.
  • YMED courses are offered by Arizona State University (ASU). All YMED courses have strict enrolment caps.
  • Note different course dates for UNSW and ASU.
SUMMER 2020    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Core courses    
YMED1003 General Biology January – March 2020 YMED1003 class details
YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health January – March 2020 YMED1008 class details

 

TERM 1 2020    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Core courses    
PHCM2001 Epidemiology 17 February – 28 April 2020 PHCM2001 class details
PHCM2004 Communicable Disease 17 February – 28 April 2020 PHCM2004 class details
PHCM3001 Ethics in Public Health 17 February – 28 April 2020 PHCM3001 class details
YMED1001 Introduction to Public (Population) Health March – May 2020 YMED1001 class details
YMED1003 General Biology March – May 2020 YMED1003 class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology March – May 2020 YMED1005 class details
YMED3007 Environmental & Occupational Health March – May 2020 YMED3007 class details
Electives (The electives listed below are recommended. Please contact the SPHCM for other options)
PHCM3004 Women's and Children's Health 17 February – 28 April 2020 PHCM3004 class details
PHCM3009 Sport for Social Change 17 February – 28 April 2020 PHCM3009 class details
YMED3004 Behavioural and Mental Disorders March – May 2020 YMED3004 class details

 

TERM 2 2020    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Core courses    
PHCM2002 Biostatistics 1 June – 10 August 2020 PHCM2002 class details
PHCM2006 Public Health Policy and Programs 1 June – 10 August 2020 PHCM2006 class details
PHCM2009 Global Chronic Disease Prevention & Control 1 June – 10 August 2020 PHCM2009 class details
PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice 1 June – 10 August 2020 PHCM3007 class details
YMED1001 Introduction to Public Health August – October 2020 YMED1001 class details
YMED1003 General Biology May–June 2020 or August–October 2020 YMED1003 class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology May–June 2020 or August-October 2020 YMED1005 class details
YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health May–June 2020 or July–October 2020 or August–October 2020 YMED1008 class details
YMED3006 Comparative Health Systems May – July 2020 YMED3006 class details

 

TERM 3 2020    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Core courses    
PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health 14 September – 23 November 2020 PHCM1001 class details
PHCM2003 Health Promotion 14 September – 23 November 2020 PHCM2003 class details
PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention & Public Health Surveillance 14 September – 23 November 2020 PHCM2005 class details
PHCM2007 Health Leadership 14 September – 23 November 2020 PHCM2007 class details
PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone 14 September – 23 November 2020 PHCM3003 class details
YMED1003 General Biology* October – December 2020 YMED1003 class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology October – December 2020 YMED1005 class details
YMED3007 Environmental & Occupational Health October – December 2020 YMED3007 class details
 

* The scheduling of YMED1003 in Term3 2020 is subject to confirmation

 

Suggested Program Pathway
Full-time enrolment for students beginning Term 2, 2020
Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
1

 

YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health

YMED1001 Introduction to Population Health

UNSW General Education elective 1

PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health

YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

General Education elective 2

2

YMED1003 General Biology

PHCM2001 Epidemiology

PHCM2004 Communicable Disease

PHCM2002 Biostatistics

PHCM2006 Public Health Policy and Programs

PHCM2003 Health Promotion

PHCM2007 Health Leadership

PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention and Public Health Surveillance

3

PHCM3001 Ethics in Public Health

PHCM / YMED Elective 1

PHCM / YMED Elective 2

PHCM2009 Global Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

YMED3006 Comparative Health System

PHCM / YMED Elective 3

YMED3007 Environmental and Occupational Health

PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice

4

PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone

PHCM / YMED Elective 4

   

 

Suggested Program Pathway
Full-time enrolment for students beginning Term 3, 2020
Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
1    

PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health

YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

UNSW General Education elective 1

2

YMED1001 Introduction to Population Health

PHCM2001 Epidemiology

YMED1003 General Biology

YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health

General Education elective 2

PHCM2003 Health Promotion

PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention and Public Health Surveillance

PHCM2007 Health Leadership

3

PHCM2004 Communicable Disease

PHCM3001 Ethics in Public Health

PHCM / YMED Elective 1

PHCM2002 Biostatistics

PHCM2006 Public Health Policy and Programs

PHCM2009 Global Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

YMED3007 Environmental and Occupational Health

PHCM / YMED Elective 2

4

PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice

PHCM / YMED Elective 3

PHCM / YMED Elective 4

PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone

YMED3005 Comparative Health System

 

 

Suggested Program Pathway
Full-time enrolment for students beginning Term 1, 2021
Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
1

YMED1001 Introduction to Public Health

PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health

General Education elective 1

YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health

UNSW General Education elective 2

YMED1003 General Biology

PHCM2003 Health Promotion

2

PHCM2001 Epidemiology

PHCM2004 Communicable Disease

PHCM2002 Biostatistics

PHCM2006 Public Health Policy and Programs

PHCM2009 Global Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention and Public Health Surveillance

PHCM2007 Health Leadership

YMED3007 Environmental and Occupational Health

3

PHCM3001 Ethics in Public Health

PHCM / YMED Elective 1

PHCM / YMED Elective 2

YMED3005 Comparative Health System

PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice

PHCM / YMED Elective 3

PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone

PHCM / YMED Elective 4

 

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

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

 

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