UNSW Difference

  • An innovative online and accessible program, being able to study when and where you want
  • An international collaborative degree program not currently available anywhere else the world and that aligns with the same recognised accreditation as on-campus public health degrees
  • Access to PLuS Alliance partnerships, strong recruitment pathways, global academic networks and industry partners.
  • Essential global public health knowledge and skillsets to equip you for professional opportunities in a wide range of local and global contexts, as well as to transition to a higher degree, including graduate medicine, Master’s program, or PhD
  • Easily accessible support services which provide students with the necessary guidance and assistance to achieve their career goals

Unique course offerings

Co-developed courses:

Two courses are jointly developed and taught across UNSW and ASU – International Indigenous Health and Comparative Health Systems. By comparing health systems and the health and wellbeing of Indigenous communities between countries, students gain a critical awareness of developing both culturally and socially appropriate health interventions including a range of health promotion, primary healthcare, and human rights strategies to health challenges at local and global contexts. 

Capstone in Public Health:

The BIPH Capstone in Public Health enables students to consolidate and integrate their knowledge and skills of public health research and apply this to a public health issue of their own interest. Students may select a topic from within areas of study including: health promotion; policy and practice; reproductive, maternal and child health; infectious diseases; non-communicable diseases; drug and alcohol; mental health; primary care; and, Indigenous health. Students are given autonomy to select from among diverse opportunities such as a research project or an internship through engagement with leading multinationals/ development agencies. 

Digitised e-Portfolio

Students will complete a digitized portfolio throughout their degree program which is unique to the online digital space. This enables students to integrate their work, monitor and evaluate progress in achieving learning outcomes over time, and reflect upon their own competencies and practice for working in public health in a variety of geographic, socioeconomic and cultural contexts. Students can develop a detailed portfolio which is important for application to graduate studies and future employment.