Further your knowledge with the Griffith School of Medicine
The Griffith School of Medicine is committed to the highest standards of learning and teaching across our multiple academic programs and courses. These include the Doctor of Medicine, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate programs in public health, health services management, paramedicine and academic health practice. Our School is renowned for innovative learning activities, emphasising the human dimensions of health practice. We achieve this through extensive use of small group and simulation-based learning, as well as by focusing on interprofessional learning, where you learn with, from and about students in multiple health programs. Working with students of other health professions will allow you to gain the real-world skills you will need to collaborate effectively in practice after graduation.
The School's Learning and Teaching Committee, chaired by the Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching), Professor Gary Rogers, oversees the quality of our learning and teaching programs and courses.
HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT
The importance and impact of interventions in public health means the sector requires professionally educated, experienced health services management people to take leading roles. Managers, clinicians, governments and owners of health facilities need qualifications in health management. There are many avenues for management careers, and many general and specialist management roles for people at national and international levels.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROMOTION
Public health extends to almost every aspect of human life and collective social systems, meaning there's a strong demand for public health professionals. Our students are qualified for positions such as health promotion officer or public health officer, which are recognised professions under the Health Practitioners' (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement 2011.
PUBLIC HEALTH STUDY TOURS
Be involved and participate in Griffith’s international experiences. Within the School of Medicine the discipline of Public Health has several international opportunities integrated within its programs. Undertake a study tour and you'll travel and utilise your health experience overseas, as well as learning about work in an international context.
Programs in the School of Medicine offer a range of placements opportunities for students to gain experience in their chosen industry. These placements are an important part of our student’s preparation for work. Professional experience provides the link between theory and practice by giving students opportunities to be immersed in the real world. Simply put, professional experience is 'on-the-job' preparation for future health care workers.
Placement are unpaid and can be undertaken in metropolitan, rural or remote communities, hospitals and other health care providers throughout Australia and internationally. To commence your placement training, several requirements must be met before placements will be allocated. If requirements are not met in time, then students will not be able to undertake placement and may be asked to cancel enrolment in a placement course.
Students will need to contact their discipline's Placement Officer to get program specific details about their placement opportunity and should refer to the Fit for Placement website for further detail of these requirements.
Partnerships and Opportunities
Within the School of Medicine is the discipline of Public Health. Public health and health promotion aims to understand and act on factors that cause poor health, and those that create and sustain good health. Professionals in the sector operate on the basis that prevention is better than cure, focusing on the systems and practices that shape the health of nations, communities, individuals and the environments in which we live, work and play.