About the College
The College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences (CPHMVS) is part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine.
CPHMVS promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching, research and research translation across the disciplinary areas of aeromedical retrieval, animal science, biochemistry, bioengineering, biomedicine, biosecurity, cell biology, communicable diseases and their control, disaster preparedness and response, human physiology, genomics, global health, health systems and policies, immunology, indigenous health, injury prevention, medical entomology, medical laboratory sciences, microbiology, molecular biology, One Health, parasitology, public health, virology, travel medicine, tropical medicine, veterinary science.
The College has key external advisory groups for each of its disciplines, whose members provide advice on the key requirements for working in these industries now, future directions for graduates and emerging themes for curriculum and research. The CPHMVS academic and professional staff are office holders and advisors on several key industry, state and national government committees, international organisations and editorial committees providing evidence based advice to support understanding the needs of, developing new and improved approaches to and delivering services for the health and well being of humans and animals globally, especially in under served, rural and remote settings.
Our subjects range for bench to bedside and health services and systems, farm to fork and animal services and conservation, genome to animals (production, companion, wildlife; terrestrial and aquatic) and humans to policies and systems. Work integrated learning and placements in local, state, national and international settings are available to our students to ensure both work readiness as well as real life experience.
The College has a dynamic Higher degree Research community, led by national and global leaders in their research fields, and with access to international class field, laboratory and other research facilities. This world class research is built into the subjects taught through a range of courses to ensure that the basics and well as innovation and emerging fields are covered in the education programs we support.
The College hosts the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre on Vector Borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases. The Centre supports WHO capacity building priorities (including clinical, public health and social sciences) for effective control of vector-borne diseases (VBD) and neglected tropical diseases (NTD); the scale up and evaluation of WHO recommended vector control methods and other NTD control and elimination strategies; the development of innovative and sustainable NTD surveillance strategies and participate in collaborative operational research on early detection, prevention and management of chronic morbidities and effective tools for vector control.
The College also is in a partnership with CSIRO in the Science Leader program in Emerging Infectious diseases launched in 2019.
The work of the College, its teaching, research, research translation, community and global service and engagement embraces the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular:
- Goal 1: No Poverty;
- Goal 2: Zero Hunger;
- Goal 3: Good Health and Well Being;
- Goal 5: Gender Equality;
- Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation;
- Goal 10: Reduced Inequality;
- Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities;
- Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production;
- Goal 13: Climate Action;
- Goal 14: Life Below Water;
- Goal 15: Life on Land; and
- Goal 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goal.