The Central and Eastern Clinical School (CECS) was founded in 2001 at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) when the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences restructured itself into 7 schools. A restructure of CECS in 2008 created two more schools, the Central Clinical School (CCS) and the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine. CCS was further restructured in 2011 to recognise particular areas of growth. See School Structure. CCS is co-located with the Baker and Burnet Institutes at AMREP.
In 2015, the school celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Monash Department of Medicine at the Alfred. See detail.
The Central Clinical School encourages multidisciplinary research across separate fields and attracts elite students, researchers and teachers to its well equipped research laboratories and facilities. To contribute to the treatment and cure of several specific diseases the school incorporates its research products into clinical practice and joins with commercial ventures.
Research is undertaken by the Departments of Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory medicine, Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Immunology and Pathology, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Neuroscience and Surgery, and specialist centres such as the National Trauma Research Institute, the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre and the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases.
CCS coordinates the teaching of Monash’s medical students at teaching hospitals within Alfred Health, Cabrini Health Australia and Peninsula Health in the Directorate of Undergraduate Medical Education. It also teaches immunology to undergraduates in science and biomedical science.
Students benefit from The Alfred's breadth of operation, as it has a unit in every specialist medical and surgical discipline, except Paediatrics and Obstetrics, and has major trauma, burns and heart & lung transplant departments.
CCS has a structured clinical teaching program that extends beyond Patient and Theme Based Learning with timetabled teaching in most specialist medical disciplines offered by the hospital. Emphasis is based on bedside skills as well as theoretical knowledge. An extensive lecture and tutorial program is given by senior clinicians. Access is available to the latest in research and development advances in medicine and a challenging and supportive learning environment is offered.
PhDs and graduate research
Many opportunities for PhD studies are available. Check our Departmental web sites for details of projects available.