International Public Health Training Program

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine International Public Health Training Program trains doctors and dentists from overseas to take-up senior roles in public health in their home country. The program began as a collaboration with the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health offering training to Sri Lankan health practitioners but now extends to medical and dental practitioners from around the world. The program has been running for over 10 years within the School and is coordinated by Dr Jay Illesinghe.

International Public Health Trainees undertake research in areas such as Occupational Health, Rheumatology, Clinical Registries, Women's Health, Global Health, Infectious Diseases, Health Services Research, Forensic Medicine and ASPREE. As part of the prpgram, trainees visit a number of public health organisations including Ambulance Victoria, Heart Foundation, Cancer Council, Baker IDI, Melton City Council and the Alfred Hospital. The School thanks these organisations for their ongoing support hosting this program.

What SPHPM at Monash University offers:

  • A year in the world renowned research precinct at the Alfred Hospital
  • Opportunity to publish peer-review publications and conference participation
  • Arranged visits to Public Health organisations in Melbourne
  • Selected Monash Public Health short courses
  • Participation in selected units in the Monash Public Health Masters program
  • Supportive advice and mentoring

Contact us

For further information please contact Dr Jay Illesinghe:
Phone: + 61 3 9903 0929
jayamini.illesinghe@monash.edu