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

The Nucleus Student Hub:

Phone: +61 (2) 8936 7005
Enquiry: Ask a Question
Contact us: nucleus.unsw.edu.au/en/contact-us

School of Population Health:

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

Summer 2022 Key Dates
Summer ASU YMED courses (Spring A) 10 January - 1 March 2022
Summer ASU (Spring A) - Census date and drop without academic penalty 23 January 2022
Summer UNSW - PHCM & GenEd courses 4 January - 7 February 2022
Summer UNSW - Census date and drop without academic penalty 16 January 2022
 
Term 1 2022 Key Dates
Term 1 UNSW - PHCM & GenEd courses 14 February - 12 May 2022
Term 1 UNSW - Census date and drop without academic penalty 13 March 2022
Term 1 ASU YMED courses (ASB - Spring B) 14 March - 24 April 2022
Term 1 ASU (Spring B) - Census date and drop without academic penalty 27 March 2022
 
Term 2 2022 Key Dates
Term 2 ASU YMED courses (AUA - Summer A) 16 May - 24 June 2022
Term 2 ASU (Summer A) - Census date and drop without academic penalty 29 May 2022
Term 2 UNSW - PHCM & GenEd courses 30 May - 25 August 2022
Term 2 UNSW - Census date and drop without academic penalty 26 June 2022
Term 2 ASU YMED courses (AUB - Summer B)  29 June - 9 August 2022
Term 2 ASU (Summer B) - Census date and drop without academic penalty 10 July 2022
Term 2 ASU YMED courses (AFA - Fall A) 18 August - 7 October 2022
Term 2 ASU (Fall A) - Census date and drop without academic penalty 28 August 2022

 

Term 3 2022 Key Dates
Term 3 UNSW PHCM & GenEd courses  12 September - 8 December 2022
Term 3 UNSW - Census date and drop without academic penalty 9 October 2022
Term 3 ASU YMED courses (AFB - Fall B) 12 October - 2 December 2022
Term 3 ASU (Fall B) - Census date and drop without academic penalty 23 October 2022

 

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

  • The list below is a summary of the current Undergraduate Coursework offerings in the School.
  • Please note that there may be a need to change the term that some of the Bachelor of International Public Health (BIPH) course offerings are available from time to time. 
  • Please click on course codes below for course descriptions and further information about the course. If you have any questions about the course content, please contact the course convenor directly or the BIPH staff. 
  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the majority of our courses will be offered in Term 1 2022 as EXTERNAL (Distance), depending on advice from the University and NSW Health public health orders. Students will be kept up to date with mode of offerings via the SPH Student Newsletter for each term. Students will be advised as soon as possible if a course will be cancelled and advised regarding other course options.
  • It is important to check the mode of course delivery for courses that are delivered by other facilities. Courses may be delivered fully online, in-person only (on campus) or as a blended/in-person option. Any course that is delivered in blended mode by the School, will be suitable to those students studying online and who do not want to come on campus. However, for subjects offered by other Faculties (listed as blended/in-person), it is important to check whether the course is suitable for a fully online student. You may wish to reach out to the course convenor ahead of time or ensure that you check the census dates if you need to withdraw from the course. 
Course Name  Summer 21/22   Term 1 2022   Term 2 2022   Term 3 2022 
Core Courses        
YMED1003 General Biology Available
Spring A
Available
Spring B
Available
Summer A
Summer B
Fall A
Available
Fall B
YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Available
Spring A
Available
Spring B
Available
Summer A
Summer B
Fall A
Available
Fall B
YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health Available
Spring A
  Available
Summer A
Summer B
Fall A
 
PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health   Available    
YMED1001 Introduction to Population Health   Available
Spring B
Available
Summer B
Fall A
 
PHCM2003 Health Promotion     Available  
PHCM2001 Epidemiology   Available    
PHCM2004 Communicable Disease   Available    
PHCM2002 Biostatistics     Available  
PHCM2006 Public Health Policy and Programs     Available  
PHCM2009 Evaluating Chronic Disease Programs     Available  
PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention & Public Health Surveillance       Available
PHCM2007 Health Leadership       Available
PHCM3001 Ethics in Public Health   Available    
YMED3006 Comparative Health Systems   Available
Spring B
   
YMED3007 Environmental & Occupational Health   Available
Spring B
  Available
Fall B
PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice     Available  
PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone Available     Available
Electives        
ATSI1011 Indigenous Australia   Available    
ATSI2014 Indigenous People and Policy   Available    
ARTS2240 Environment, Sustainability and Development   Available    
ARTS1240 Environment and Society     Available  
ARTS1241 Environmental Advocacy and Activism       Available
ARTS2242 The Politics of Climate Change     Available  
ARTS2248 Disasters and Society     Available  
ARTS1753 Culture, Experience and Change       Available
ARTS2093 Social Media       Available
ARTS2374 Ways of Reasoning Available 
4 Jan-7 Feb
     
ARTS2751 International Development       Available
BEES2680 Introduction to science communication   Available    
BEES6800 The Science of Communication       Available
BEIL0005 People, Place and Design       Available
BEIL6001 International Planning   Available    
BEIL0011 Healthy Planning     Available  
BENV1043 Multimedia in Design Presentation   Available    
BENV2930 Living Architecture: Green Roofs and Green Walls Available 
4 Jan-7 Feb
     
CDEV3000 Practice of Work Available 
4 Jan-7 Feb
Available Available Available
COMM1000 Creating Social Change: From Innovation to Impact Available 
4 Jan-7 Feb
Available Available Available
CRIM3022 Public Health and Corrections   Available    
CLIM1001 Introduction to Climate Change     Available Available
CLIM2002 Risks and Impacts of a Changing Climate       Available
DATA1001 Introduction to Data Science and Decisions     Available  
HUMS1006 Presentation and Communication Skills Available 
4 Jan-7 Feb
  Available  
PHCM3008 Physical Activity and Nutrition Advocacy and Communication     Available  
PHCM3004 Women's and Children's Health   Available    
PLAN2003 Urban Design   Available    
PLAN2004 Equitable Cities     Available  
PLAN6000 Planning with Indigenous Peoples     Available  
PLAN1003 Urban Society, History, Theory       Available
PLAN2007 City Building: Transport and Infrastructure       Available
PSYC1022 The Psychology of Addiction Available 
4 Jan-7 Feb
Available Available Available
SOSS1001 Social Research and Society       Available
SOSS2001 Qualitative Social Research   Available    
SDES4205 Information Graphics: Design and Visualising Data     Available  
YMED3004 Behavioural and Mental Disorders   Available
Spring B
   
YMED3005 Economics for Health Majors       Available

 

 

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

YMED1001 Introduction to Population Health

PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health

YMED1003 General Biology

YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health

PHCM2003 Health Promotion

UNSW General Education elective 1

UNSW General Education elective 2

YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

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

YMED3006 Comparative Health System

PHCM / YMED Elective 1

PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice

PHCM / YMED Elective 2

PHCM / YMED Elective 3

PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone

PHCM / YMED Elective 4

 

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

 

YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health

YMED1001 Introduction to Population Health

UNSW General Education elective 1

YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

YMED1003 General Biology

General Education elective 2

2

PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health

PHCM2001 Epidemiology

PHCM2004 Communicable Disease

PHCM2003 Health Promotion

PHCM2002 Biostatistics

PHCM2006 Public Health Policy and Programs

PHCM2007 Health Leadership

PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention and Public Health Surveillance

3

PHCM3001 Ethics in Public Health

YMED3006 Comparative Health System

PHCM / YMED Elective 1

PHCM2009 Global Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice

PHCM / YMED Elective 2

YMED3007 Environmental and Occupational Health

PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone

4

PHCM / YMED Elective 3

PHCM / YMED Elective 4

   

 

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

YMED1003 General Biology

YMED1005 Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

UNSW General Education elective 1

2

YMED1001 Introduction to Population Health

PHCM1001 International Indigenous Health

PHCM2001 Epidemiology

YMED1008 Introduction to Global Health

PHCM2003 Health Promotion

General Education elective 2

PHCM2005 Principles of Prevention and Public Health Surveillance

PHCM2007 Health Leadership

3

PHCM2004 Communicable Disease

PHCM3001 Ethics in Public Health

YMED3006 Comparative Health System

PHCM2002 Biostatistics

PHCM2006 Public Health Policy and Programs

PHCM2009 Global Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

YMED3007 Environmental and Occupational Health

PHCM3003 Public Health Capstone

4

PHCM / YMED Elective 1

PHCM / YMED Elective 2

PHCM3007 Applied Public Health Practice

PHCM / YMED Elective 3

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 UNSW Calendar

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