Pathways to the public health workplace

Work-integrated learning opportunities for students are essential for their development of key employability skills, consolidation of learning, and ensuring their ‘work-readiness’. The University of Warwick has developed an innovative module in its Master of Public Health which offers students the opportunity to undertake a novel virtual learning experience. The students are partnered with local and international public health agencies and can collaborate on ‘real life’ projects within a workplace based setting.

Professor Dragan Ilic and Dr Debbi Marais plan to work together to share learnings and best practice with the vision to developing shared virtual work-based placements in an international setting. This would be a significant step in broadening the opportunities offered to students at both institutions, and would give them the chance to reflect on their experiences and learning, not only across disciplines, but also geographically and across cultures by interacting with their peers at the partner university.

Principle applicants

Dragan Ilic

Professor Dragan Ilic

Director of Teaching & Learning, Head of MERQ unit, Monash University

Dr Debbie Marais

Dr Debbi Marais

PGT Academic Lead: Innovative curriculum, University of Warwick


Professor Marilyn Baird
Associate Dean, Head of Department, Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash University

Dr Wendy Robertson
Principal Teaching Fellow, Course Director: MPH, University of Warwick