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International focus

Our school values the experience and expertise international students bring to our programs, and we strive to bring an international perspective to many of the courses we offer. We value the experiences our international students bring to the classroom and encourage the sharing of experiences and perspectives from other countries.

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Our research

We have a global reputation for producing high-impact research in the areas of  Epidemiology and biostatistics, Healthy lifestyle interventions, Clinical cardiovascular researchHealth economics and Environmental health and safety. We support students to take up research opportunities in honours, master and PhD degrees and encourage the public to participate in our research.

 

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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 at the forefront of government agendas. 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 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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