School Profile

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health is a leader in providing quality teaching programs, achieving the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

The School has created a welcoming, supportive environment for graduate research and coursework students. The unique research strengths of our internationally recognised research centres, together with our active industry collaborations and involvement in Public Health policy and practice, fosters a stimulating learning environment for our students, and creates exciting research training opportunities.

Population health is an approach to health that aims to improve the health of the entire population and to reduce health inequities among population groups.

The study of  population health is focused on understanding health and disease in the community, and on improving health and well-being through priority health approaches addressing the disparities in health status between social groups (AIHW).

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health aims to strengthen the understanding, capacity and services of society to meet population health needs and to improve the quality and equity of health care.

The population health approach recognises that health is a capacity or resource rather than a state, a definition which corresponds more to the notion of being able to pursue one's goals, to acquire skills and education, and to grow.

This broader notion of health recognises the range of social, economic and physical environmental factors that contribute to health (Public Health Agency of Canada).

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Annual Report
Each year, the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health publishes an Annual Report to highlight the growth and success of the School across research, learning and teaching and knowledge transfer. Please click on the link below for the latest report. Previous Annual Reports are available at Annual Reports.

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, 2011 Annual Report (PDF 9MB)