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

Professor Jane Gunn
Professor Jane Gunn

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.

Schools, Departments and Centres

Our partners and ecosystem

We are proud to be part of a thriving, innovative ecosystem of health and biomedical organisations across Victoria. These partnerships support and amplify our impact on the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Explore our interactive map which showcases our network, the nature of our partnerships, and the impact of our research and education together.

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Faculty leadership

Our leadership team provides strategic direction for research, teaching, training and governance across the Faculty.

Meet the team

Advancing Health 2030

The strategic plan for the Faculty, Advancing Health 2030, outlines our vision over the coming years to be a global leader in health by driving excellence and innovation through our partnerships, producing exceptional graduates and impactful research that spans discovery to translation, and keeping students at the heart of everything we do.

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Our Values

Our Values

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.

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Indigenous Development

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.

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Meet Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez in our Celebrating Diversity in MDHS series

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.

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Innovation and Enterprise

We are empowering our staff and students to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our community through innovation and research translation. Access resources and information that can help you to transform your idea from discovery to impact, and enable you to pioneer innovative models of learning and teaching.

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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.

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