"To measurably enhance the health of the
communities we serve."

Working together

The structure of Monash Partners was designed to deliver its mission and builds on its competitive strengths.

The members initially identified seven key service themes which reflected its combined national and international strengths in research, clinical practice and education. The seven themes are:

  • Cancer and Blood Diseases
  • Cardiovascular
  • Critical Care, Trauma and Perioperative Medicine
  • Infection and Inflammation
  • Metabolic Medicine
  • Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • Women’s and Children’s Health

Building on the inherited experience in enhanced collaboration through AMREP (Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct) and the potential of the MHTP (Monash Health Translation Precinct), Monash Partners also identified five linking disciplines.

These disciplines link the themes’ innovations as well as translating theme lessons back into the other clinical, research and educational activities of the members.

The interlocking disciplines are: 

  • Informatics and Patient Data
  • Primary and Community Health
  • Innovation and Healthcare Improvement

The interaction of designated themes and linking disciplines provides a robust framework for fostering innovation while maximising the linkages and building translation between research and clinical practice.

Simultaneously, the structure expects that educational programs will become increasingly responsive to the needs of research and clinical practice.

This is expected to manifest itself not simply in course content and course mix, but also in the fostering of new roles and new workforce structures.