School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Head of School: Professor John McNeil

With diverse leadership across four campuses, the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine is the Faculty's principal source of skills in epidemiology (including clinical epidemiology), biostatistics and large scale clinical data-management. The School emphasises expertise in large epidemiological studies, multicentre clinical trials, clinical registries, evidence synthesis and health social science. Continued collaborative work with the major Monash affiliated hospitals, research institutes and public health units within Victoria, ensures the School provides a key resource underpinning translational research within our Faculty.

Research focus

Our research focuses on prevention of disease and disability through a commitment to education, innovation, leadership, and research. Our principal agendas of healthcare include:

  • chronic disease prevention
  • health promotion
  • increasing the evidence base of healthcare
  • improving quality and safety of healthcare
  • advancing health information technology
  • improving cost-effectiveness
  • prolonging disability free survival amongst the elderly
  • Improving the care of the critically ill and injured
  • reducing adverse health impacts of the environment and the workplace
  • maintaining good research practice, including authorship, collaboration, supervision, research, ethics and agreements

Our teaching includes:

  • MBBS
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons)
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Services Management
  • Master of Occupational & Environmental Health
  • Master of Clinical Research Methods
  • Master of Biostatistics
  • PhD, MD, MPhil, MSurgery
  • Summer Vacation Scholarship Program

SPHPM came into being on April 1, 2008.

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