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Our many valued members of staff, partners and collaborators support the desire to transform health systems and healthcare delivery, reduce the costs of those systems, and improve the lives of individuals and communities locally and globally. The Faculty's research themes include;
Cancer in all its forms, encompasses research, prevention, detection, treatment, care and health system transformation to address this most significant burden of disease
Child Health which encompasses the whole-of-life continuum from the early life environment through adolescence and reproductive potential in order to optimise whole life health
Infection and Immunology
Immunology and Infection including basic research, translation and public health, informed by those diseases which have a global and significant burden
Neuroscience which includes research in the fields of neuroscience, psychiatry, mental health and the study of basic psychological processes
Interested in a research career at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences?
Hear from our current researchers about their experiences and why they chose to do their research at The University of Melbourne.
Internal Grants and Fellowships
The University manages a number of internal grant schemes. In addition to these centrally run schemes, there are a number of funding opportunities that are available exclusively to researchers within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. These include fellowship establishment grants, a Faculty fellowship and a grant support scheme. The Faculty also administers a number of the Faculty Trust Fellowships.
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.View
As a student in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, you are supported in a range of different ways. From practical support with clinical placements, to administrative support and enrichment for Student Societies and Specialist Cohorts, the Faculty provides a range of services to enrolled students to enhance their University of Melbourne experience.View
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is dedicated to supporting and encouraging excellence for Indigenous students, teachers and researchers. Learn about our Indigenous programs and hear from current students, alumni and staff members.View
Discover what it's like to study at the University of Melbourne.
Hear from our current students, alumni and academics as they discuss our degrees and student life at Melbourne.
Graduate Programs In Health
Download our Graduate brochure to learn who we are and explore the courses we offer.
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Discover What You're Made Of
There are so many ways to keep the human body working, and carving a career in health is a rewarding challenge. Medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy, nursing, social work, audiology, speech pathology, psychology and public health. Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned professional, discover what you’re made of at Melbourne.
Thank you for engaging with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences. As a friend and supporter of this faculty you will help create scholarships for our students, support groundbreaking research, and build important partnerships and support community engagement.
Our pride in our alumni and in their careers spent improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all of our graduates.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni, donors, friends and the community support the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.View
Partnerships and collaboration are a major strength of this Faculty and vital aspect of our development and outlook.View
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences hosts a number of unique programs of both community and scientific interest.View
Four prestigious dental schools have joined forces to each bring their world-leading expertise to the collaboration and will work together to enhance professional practice in dentistry. This is an exciting program of engaging content, practical case studies, hands-on training, and clinical insights from a range of experts.
Global Health Case Competition
Faced by a health issue of global proportions, our students have worked across disciplines to come up with an innovative solution. Learn about our Emory Global Health Case Competition team’s resolution or find out how you can participate in this year’s Global Health Case Competition.
The Universe Within
The Universe Within features a dance of intriguing images photographed through microscopes in the biomedical research laboratories. The striking colours and mesmerising patterns bring to life the spectacular universe that lurks under the microscope and within our own bodies.
Explore our international projects and partnerships.
Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. For over 150 years this university has been contributing to the health and wellbeing of our society. We train the very best clinicians, we work on internationally competitive research issues, and we graduate the very best students in all areas of health, medicine and biomedical research. It gives me great pleasure to present our faculty to you.
Professor Jane Gunn
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Beyond 2018 – A Strategic Plan
The MDHS Strategic Plan Beyond 2018 outlines the faculty’s ambitions and sets out many of the actions we will take over the next five years. From now until 2022, we will be implementing a range of initiatives across each of our streams – check back for regular updates on our progress and to see what we’re currently working on.
About our Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is an extremely diverse faculty comprised of six schools, and a number of departments and centres. Our Faculty is renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice. We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the Faculty is our ability to work collaboratively with our partners to benefit the community.
Our leadership team provides strategic direction for research, teaching, training and governance across the Faculty.
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We work to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. We invest in developing the careers and wellbeing of our students and staff, fostering a culture that supports us all to do our best work. We are guided by our values in our pursuit of excellence.
As a Faculty, we have worked collectively towards sustainable, targeted approaches to increase our Indigenous workforce and student recruitment and graduation. The Faculty’s diversity of expertise and knowledge has broadened by increasing our Indigenous academic leadership.
Diversity and Inclusion
We all have the right to a diverse and discrimination free workplace where gender; sexuality and sexual orientation; disability; health issues; ethnicity and race; and an individual’s background should not be a barrier to reaching their full potential.
History of MDHS
From the discovery of germs to the invention of the bionic ear, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has been at the centre of medical life in Australia for almost 150 years.