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International focus

International students from around the globe come to Curtin because they are welcome here. Our school values the experience and expertise that international students offer to our programs, and we encourage participation and sharing of experiences and perspectives from other countries. This diversity of international enthusiasm, experience and academic excellence is incorporated into the teaching we do and is an important component of the learning our students experience. We strive to bring an international perspective to many of the courses that we offer. And we value the experiences our international students bring to the classroom setting.

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Why choose us?

Public health practice has become increasingly challenging. The emergence of new diseases, the threat of global climate change and terrorism, the steady increase of the world’s population and the globalisation of world economies, have placed public health policy and practice in the forefront of government agendas. Now, more than ever, it is essential that public health practitioners and policy makers have the knowledge and skills required to meet these challenges at both the domestic and international level. The School of Public Health has a proven track record for preparing its graduates to meet these critical challenges and to successfully work in the field of public health, and more importantly, to make a difference.

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Australians deficient in sunshine vitamin

Australia is renowned for its sunny climate and outdoorsy, beach-loving lifestyle, however its population is – paradoxically – deficient in vitamin D. Approximately one in four Australian adults has inadequate levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’, with the highest rates of deficiency measured in winter in people living in Victoria and the ACT (49 per cent respectively). In Western Australia, in winter, 28 per cent of the population has a vitamin D deficiency.

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Mobility drives new HIV epidemic

In the past five to ten years, the epidemiological profile of HIV in Australia has changed, underpinned by the peculiarly 21st century complexities of globalisation, mass migration and highly mobile and transient populations.

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