About us

The School of Primary and Allied Health Care (SPAHC) is a newly established school with an organisational hub at the Peninsula campus. The School aims to be Australia’s leading centre of primary and allied health care education and research, building on existing strengths in emergency medicine, physiotherapy and occupational therapy by integrating new research areas, including; rehabilitation, addiction and family violence. The SPAHC is a leader in primary and allied care research, teaching and service. The School provides high quality primary care programs at undergraduate and graduate entry levels, specialised professional graduate coursework programs and higher degrees by research. The School currently includes the Departments of General Practice, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Social Work and Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences.

The School’s Departments and Centres are situated across the Caulfield, Clayton, Peninsula and Notting Hill campuses. Recently, two new Centres within the School were established: a Centre for Addiction Research and the Centre for Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living.