The Central Clinical School (CCS) is based at The Alfred hospital and is a centre for clinical and biomedical research and education, offering undergraduate and postgraduate study programs. It is an integral part of the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP), one of Australia's most exciting new developments in Biomedical Science, bringing together world leaders in biomedical and clinical research. CCS’s co-location with a number of Victoria’s premier research institutions and The Alfred hospital enable CCS researchers to undertake collaborative biomedical research in integrated basic, clinical and population based research, and ultimately, facilitate the translation of research into clinical practice.
CCS has scientific and medical expertise in women’s health, asthma, allergy and respiratory medicine, cystic fibrosis, lung disease and sleep disorders, infectious diseases, neurosciences and neurotrauma, surgery, anaesthesia, diabetes and endocrinology, clinical pharmacology and the clinical translation of this research.
CCS has extensive collaborations with other research organisations, industry and health providers. In 2010, CCS received $14M funding for its research from a variety of sources including government, non-government and philanthropic trusts and foundations.