Interested in disaster and emergency management, security and public health? Take your career to the next level by enrolling today in our Bachelor of International Public Health program, or our postgraduate programs from the Public Health Security Cluster.
The PLuS Alliance is a ground breaking union between UNSW Sydney, Arizona State University and King’s College London. It was formed to tackle complex problems and provide a global learning experience.
The risk of bioterrorism and pandemics is increasing. Natural disasters and forced displacement of people pose additional public health challenges. First responders in the field must have a cross-disciplinary understanding of the health aspects of emergency response and disaster recovery in a wide range of situations. You can choose from a suite of programs in public health, emergency management and security. They will equip graduates with advanced disciplinary skills in disaster and epidemic management.
Three postgraduate programs are available in public health and security:
Do you want to tackle global health issues and join a profession that operates across borders? The Bachelor of International Public Health will provide you with an understanding of the key issues impacting the health of populations around the world.
We offer an undergraduate program in public health:
You can do these programs fully online or face-to-face or a combination of both. Whether you're interested in disaster management, emergency response or public health and biosecurity you'll have coursework from both UNSW and ASU in your program. You'll be part of the unique global experience in the virtual classroom with students from both universities.
We use novel teaching methods in all our courses. In our postgraduate Public Health Security Cluster we use the web series 'Pandemic'. Our expert international speakers come from a range of agencies which include law enforcement as well as defence and public health. They provide unparalleled, cross-sectoral insights into public health, biosecurity and emergency response. We also have faculty from both UNSW and ASU teaching across all our PLuS Alliance programs.
We cater for a variety of backgrounds and include pre-course modules for postgraduate participants from outside the health sector. Whatever your needs, we have a program for you. Get in touch for more information.
The School of Population Health is excited to be the first school at UNSW to participate in collaborative teaching programs in the PLuS Alliance with Arizona State University and King’s College London. The alliance amongst three of the world’s leading universities will enable the institutions to join forces to help find research-led solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges. You can read more about this new partnership on the PLuS Alliance website.
In addition to our Bachelors of International Public Health PLuS Alliance program, we are excited to offer postgraduate courses with Arizona State University (ASU), as part of the Plus Alliance. Students from ASU are able to complete a number of SPH courses in the fields of Health Leadership and Management, Emergency Management, Global Health and Infectious Diseases. Students from UNSW are able to complete specialised courses offered by ASU in Emergency Management that are not currently available at UNSW.
These opportunities create a global classroom which enable students from both countries to enhance the learning experience by sharing their diverse backgrounds and experiences.
This website is to provide UNSW students with the relevant information in regard to undertaking a PLuS Alliance course at Arizona State University as part of your SPH degree.
Students are able to do a maximum of two courses at Arizona State University (ASU) towards their SPH Master degree (including dual and extension degrees) and one ASU course for an SPH Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma.
Please refer to the UNSW Handbook for the list of courses available. ASU courses available to SPH students all have the UNSW Course Codes YMED, with the first number 5 for postgraduate courses.
Students can enrol in and drop ASU courses via myUNSW.
You will then obtain access to ASU systems and you will receive communication regarding this from Arizona State University approximately 3 days before the course start date. Please note ASU uses Canvas (not Moodle) but support information will be provided so students know how to navigate Canvas.
All students studying courses as part of the PLuS Alliance should refer to the PLuS Alliance Orientation website once your enrolment is finalised.
Do the ASU courses run at the same time as UNSW courses?
No. ASU uses a larger number of shorter teaching periods compared to UNSW. The Teaching Periods that have been confirmed are listed below:
How do I enrol in an ASU course?
Students enrol in and drop ASU courses on myUNSW.
What tuition fees do I pay?
Students will pay the same tuition fees for the ASU courses as they do for their current UNSW courses. If you have a CSP place then you will pay CSP fees. If you have a Full Fee place – you will pay full fees and so on.
Is HECS-HELP available for ASU courses if I have a Commonwealth Supported Place?
Yes HECS-HELP is available for ASU courses.
Where can I find key dates for the ASU courses?
Key Dates can be found on the UNSW Key Dates website (using the filter PLuS Alliance).
What is the Census Date for ASU courses?
Please refer to the UNSW Census Dates website (using the filter PLuS Alliance) for information about Census Date and the last day to withdraw from ASU courses without incurring tuition fees.
Will ASU courses appear in my Moodle?
No. ASU uses Canvas and you will have access to the course content on Canvas. ASU will send you the relevant information on how to access Canvas.
Are the assessments the same as UNSW courses?
Please bear in mind that the ASU courses require students to submit smaller more frequent pieces of assessment compared to UNSW. This is all part of the learning experience you will obtain by undertaking a course at an American university.
When will I get access to the Course Outlines and Canvas?
You will receive access to the Course Outline and Canvas approximately 3 days before the start of the course.
If I need support for the ASU course –should I contact UNSW or ASU?
You should contact ASU for any support you might need in regard to Canvas, IT issues or any other administrative issues.
Are the course grades in ASU equivalent at UNSW?
No. 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
Welcome to the School of Population Health (SPH). We hope you will enjoy your studies in the school. This website is to provide you with key contacts and information that might be useful for you during your studies.
Once you have registered for your UNSW class, you will be considered a UNSW PluS Alliance student. Congratulations on taking part in this unique alliance.
There are many systems that may be different for you and we want to provide as much support as we can to make your student experience at UNSW a pleasurable one. The links below provide you with the support that is available to you from central UNSW services.
Once you have enrolled and are starting to commence your course, the resources below are available to you in the School. We want to ensure that your student experience is a positive one, so please contact us if we can be of assistance at any point in time.
Please refer to the below links for Course Information in the school:
Every course has a course convenor (s) who you should contact if you have any specific questions regarding the academic content or if you are having any issues which might affect you completing assessments for the course. The course convenor information is on the Moodle page for your course as well as the SPH Course Offerings website.