Teaching and Learning


Associate Professor Basia DiugProfessor Dragan Ilic

Professor Dragan Ilic and Associate Professor Basia Diug

The Teaching and Learning Division has oversight of the School’s educational portfolio, and conducts research into novel technologies and strategies that may enhance education.

We are home to two undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Public Health, designed for students committed to a career in public health, and the extremely popular Bachelor of Health Sciences, a generalist degree providing ultimate flexibility in healthcare careers. We also teach public health and epidemiology related units into a number of health, science and medical degrees within the University, including the MD program and the Bachelor of Biomedical Science.

For the University’s honours and MD students wishing to undertake public health research projects, we offer a large range of opportunities across the spectrum of public health.

Around 800 students are enrolled in postgraduate education with us at any one time, and we were the first Victorian university to offer a Master of Public Health qualification. We’ve built on that legacy and now offer a range of postgraduate qualifications across public health, health management, biostatistics, clinical research, forensic medicine and occupational and environmental health.

Our well-established graduate research program is home to just under 200 PhD and MPhil students.

Our professional education program offers a comprehensive suite of bite-sized courses on a range of interest areas across biostatistics, health promotion, evidence-based medicine, clinical research practice, travel medicine and other public health-related topics.

Our Medical Education Research and Quality (MERQ) team are home to our medical and health professions education research portfolio, and they strive to identify and develop new, better ways of teaching.