School of Population Health

Undergraduate Coursework BIPH 3880

Bachelor International Public Health - BIPH Landing

The UNSW Bachelor of International Public Health (BIPH) (3880) is a three-year degree, which can be taken partly on campus in Sydney or fully online, at a flexible pace (full or part time). The course material has been developed by the world's leading universities; UNSW Sydney, and Arizona State University (USA) and provides a pathway into a public health career. 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.

Credit Transfer - Credit transfer (otherwise known as ‘recognised prior learning’ or RPL) acknowledges previous learning at another tertiary institution or in another UNSW degree, completed successfully within the previous 10 years. Credit transfer may be granted as advanced standing.

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 Population Health:

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.
  • Courses with a YMED prefix are offered by Arizona State University (ASU). All YMED courses have strict enrolment caps. Some YMED courses are delivered more than once per year.
  • All other courses are offered by UNSW.
  • Note different course dates for UNSW and ASU. Both UNSW and ASU have shorter summer terms compared to standard terms: UNSW standard term 10 weeks, summer 5 weeks; ASU standard session 7.5 weeks, summer 6 weeks.
  • ASU census date for course withdrawal without academic or financial penalty differ to UNSW. ASU census date is approximately 1 week after term start. See the UNSW Plus Alliance Key Dates for exact dates.
SUMMER 2021    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Core courses    
YMED1003 General Biology 11 Jan - 2 Mar (Spring A) YMED1003 class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 11 Jan - 2 Mar (Spring A) YMED1005 class details
YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health 11 Jan - 2 Mar (Spring A) YMED1008 class details
YMED3006 Comparative Health Systems 11 Jan - 2 Mar (Spring A) YMED3006 class details
Electives
COMM1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact 04 Jan - 07 Feb COMM1000 class details

 

TERM 1 2021    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Core courses    
PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health 15 Feb - 13 May PHCM1001 class details
PHCM2001 Epidemiology 15 Feb - 13 May PHCM2001 class details
PHCM2004 Communicable Disease 15 Feb - 13 May PHCM2004 class details
PHCM3001 Ethics in Public Health 15 Feb - 13 May PHCM3001 class details
YMED1001 Introduction to Population Health 15 Mar – 30 Apr (Spring B) YMED1001 class details
YMED1003 General Biology 15 Mar – 30 Apr (Spring B) YMED1003 class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 15 Mar – 30 Apr (Spring B) YMED1005 class details
YMED3005 Economics for Health Majors 15 Mar – 30 Apr (Spring B) YMED3005 class details
YMED3007 Environmental & Occupational Health 15 Mar – 30 Apr (Spring B) YMED3007 class details
Electives
BEES2680 Introduction to science communication 15 Feb - 13 May BEES2680 class details
BENV1043 Multimedia in Design Presentation 15 Feb - 13 May BENV1043 class details
COMM1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact 15 Feb - 13 May COMM1000 class details
PHCM3004 Women's and Children's Health 15 Feb - 13 May PHCM3004 class details
PSYC1022 The Psychology of Addiction 15 Feb - 13 May PSYC1022 class details
SOSS2001 Qualitative Social Research 15 Feb - 13 May SOSS2001 class details
YMED3004 Behavioural and Mental Disorders 15 Mar – 30 Apr (Spring B) YMED3004 class details
YMED3005 Economics for Health Majors 17 May - 9 Jul (Summer C) YMED3005 class details

 

TERM 2 2021    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Core courses    
PHCM2002 Biostatistics 31 May - 26 Aug PHCM2002 class details
PHCM2006 Public Health Policy and Programs 31 May - 26 Aug PHCM2006 class details
PHCM2009 Global Chronic Disease Prevention & Control 31 May - 26 Aug PHCM2009 class details
PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice 31 May - 26 Aug PHCM3007 class details
YMED1001 Introduction to Population Health 30 Jun - 10 Aug (Summer B)
19 Aug - 8 Oct (Fall A)
YMED1001 class details
YMED1003 General Biology 17 May - 25 June (Summer A)
19 Aug - 8 Oct (Fall A)
YMED1003 class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 17 May - 25 June (Summer A)
19 Aug - 8 Oct (Fall A)
YMED1005 class details
YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health 17 May - 25 June (Summer A)
30 Jun - 10 Aug (Summer B)
19 Aug - 8 Oct (Fall A)
YMED1008 class details
Electives
ARTS2242 The Politics of Climate Change 31 May - 26 Aug ARTS2242 class details
ARTS2248 Disasters and Society 31 May - 26 Aug ARTS2248 class details
ATSI2014 Indigenous People and Policy 31 May - 26 Aug ATSI2014 class details
BEIL0011 Healthy Planning 31 May - 26 Aug BEIL0011 class details
CLIM1001 Introduction to Climate Change 31 May - 26 Aug CLIM1001 class details
COMM1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact 31 May - 26 Aug COMM1000 class details
DATA1001 Introduction to Data Science and Decisions 31 May - 26 Aug DATA1001 class details
PHCM3008 Physical Activity and Nutrition in International Contexts 31 May - 26 Aug PHCM3008 class details

 

TERM 3 2021    
Course Code and Name Course Dates Class Details
Core courses    
PHCM2003 Health Promotion 13 Sep - 9 Dec PHCM2003 class details
PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention & Public Health Surveillance 13 Sep - 9 Dec PHCM2005 class details
PHCM2007 Health Leadership 13 Sep - 9 Dec PHCM2007 class details
PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone 13 Sep - 9 Dec PHCM3003 class details
YMED1003 General Biology 13 Oct - 3 Dec (Fall B) YMED1003 class details
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology 13 Oct - 3 Dec (Fall B) YMED1005 class details
YMED3007 Environmental & Occupational Health 13 Oct - 3 Dec (Fall B) YMED3007 class details
Electives
ARTS1753 Culture, Experience and Change 13 Sep - 9 Dec ARTS1753 class details
ARTS2751 International Development 13 Sep - 9 Dec ARTS2751 class details
BEES6800 The Science of Communication 13 Sep - 9 Dec BEES6800 class details
CLIM1001 Introduction to Climate Change 13 Sep - 9 Dec CLIM1001 class details
COMM1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact 13 Sep - 9 Dec COMM1000 class details
YMED3005 Economics for Health Majors 13 Oct - 3 Dec (Fall B) YMED3005 class details

 

 

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

YMED3006 Comparative Health System

PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice

PHCM / YMED Elective 3

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

YMED3006 Comparative Health System

 

 

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

   

 

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

 

Credit Transfer and Exemptions

Credit transfer (otherwise known as ‘recognised prior learning’ or RPL) acknowledges previous learning at another tertiary institution or in another UNSW degree, completed successfully within the previous 10 years. Credit transfer may be granted as advanced standing. Advanced standing expedites your progression through your program by reducing the units of credit (UOC) you need to complete. Advanced standing will be recorded on your UNSW transcript as either:

  • specified credit mapped to a specific BIPH compulsory (core) course; or
  • unspecified credit towards the BIPH elective requirements.

Please refer to the UNSW Credit Transfer website for further information.

Students requesting RPL for undergraduate Bachelor programs, must ‘complete a program of study no less than that required of students in full-time attendance in the final year of the program concerned.’ Based on this, students can potentially apply for up to 96 UOC RPL towards the BIPH.

Credit transfer from another Bachelor-level program

For advanced standing towards a core course in the BIPH, the course must have comparable learning outcomes to the course for which direct credit will be given and have equivalent Units of Credit. Advanced standing for electives will be considered on a case by case basis by the Program and may be given as unspecified credit. Previously completed courses not relevant to public health may be granted advanced standing for General Education (GE) courses. GE is intended to broaden knowledge and skills outside the discipline of the main program. The Program Authority will assess whether GE requirements are met when reviewing the RPL application.

Credit transfer from TAFE or other tertiary institutions  

To receive advanced standing for previously completed courses, the course must be at least a Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework. Level 1-6 courses and programs are ineligible to receive advanced standing in the BIPH program. These include Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas and Associate Degrees. Level 7 or higher courses successfully completed at TAFE or other institutions may be eligible to receive advanced standing.

Students who have completed pathway programs (including Diplomas) may include these programs as part of their application for entry into a UNSW program, including the BIPH. However, courses completed in pathway programs cannot be used in applications for credit transfer for individual subjects in the BIPH. Examples of entry pathway programs include (but not limited to): UNSW Prep programs; Insearch UTS; SIBT and UoN Open Foundation, University of Newcastle.

Life experience, mature age entry, and/or work experience are not grounds for credit transfer.

All applications for credit transfer will be assessed by the Program Authority.

How to apply for credit

  • Applications for Credit need to be submitted online.  See UNSW Web Forms.
  • Attach a detailed Course Outline which includes the course description, course aims, contact hours, units of credit and assessment details.
  • Include an Academic Transcript which confirms the final result for the course and the grade definitions information

Any credit granted must be consistent with requirements for progression in the relevant program at UNSW and must be approved by the Program Authority.

 

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 Population Health
UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052
T: +61 (2) 9385 1699
E: biph@unsw.edu.au