Educating for a healthier future

The big questions about chronic disease require dissolution of disciplinary silos; all disciplines must work together to ensure creative, sustainable solutions. These solutions must be large-scale, cross-disciplinary, cross-faculty, and cross-organisational.

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The Charles Perkins Centre will expand the University’s education mission nationally and internationally, and revolutionise the way we teach the next generation of researchers and practitioners.

We are committed to the development of education programs that provide an opportunity for innovative learning, inspiring students to think differently and to work collaboratively across many departments and diverse disciplines.

The centre is establishing world-leading academic programs through strategies connected with current research project nodes.

We are currently developing a range of innovative, cross-disciplinary teaching and education programs including:

  • postgraduate degrees
  • undergraduate units
  • intensive short courses
  • online programs and MOOCs
  • professional development
  • other education opportunities for clinicians, industry and the community.