Open Day 2018

Open Day is your chance to explore life as a University of Melbourne student.

Come join us at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) to learn more about studying with us. Talk to our academics about our range of courses and the exciting careers they can lead to. Meet our students to chat about student life!

  • #HealthatMelbourne

    Health at Melbourne photo booth

    Duration: 10am–3pm
    Venue: Medical Building, Ground level (map) and Kenneth Myer Building (map)

    Commemorate your Open Day experience with the MDHS Photobooth!

  • Virtual Reality and Lab tours

    Virtual Reality learning demonstration

    Duration: All day (10am - 4pm)
    Venue: Medical Building, Level 3 North Wing (map)

    We will open up our laboratories to visitors showing them the spaces that undergraduate Biomedical Sciences students learn in. In these labs there will be some hands on experiments that can be interacted with. We will also have our virtual reality learning sets running which visitors can use. These are used in our physiology practical classes.

    Research Lab tour
    Time: 12.30pm (40 mins)
    Venue: Kenneth Myer Building (map)

    This Laboratory Tour allows visitors to see the “engine room” of research at The University of Melbourne. Visitors will be able to see examples of the advanced imaging and recording technologies employed in these state of the art neuroscience laboratories.

  • Museum tours

    Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology 
    Museum is open all day (10am–4pm)
    Venue: Medical Building, Level 3 (map)

    • Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology is one of Australia's largest collections of real human tissue specimens and historical anatomical models, offering students and researchers a unique insight into the human body.

    Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum
    Museum is open all day (10am–4pm)
    Curator tour: 11:30am (30 minutes)
    Venue: Ground Floor, Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (720 Swanston St) (map)

    • The Henry Forman Atkinson Dental Museum is the most significant and oldest dental collection in Australia, tracing its origins back to the Odontological Society of Victoria established in 1884. The museum collects, exhibits and promotes the history of dentistry and dental education. Themes include Early Dentistry, World War 1, Outreach and Innovation.

    Medical History Museum
    Museum is open all day (10am–4pm)
    Curator tour:  1:00pm (20 minutes) and 3:00pm (20 minutes)
    Venue: Second floor, Brownless Biomedical Library, Kernot Road (map)

    • Explore one of the oldest and finest collections of medical education history in the Australia. The exhibition showing is The art of healing: Australian Indigenous bush medicine.
  • Be a Dentist for a day

    The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne and Melbourne Dental Clinic Tours
    Ground Floor, Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne (720 Swanston St) (map)
    Melbourne Dental Clinic, Level One (723 Swanston St) (map)
    Duration: All day (every 15 minutes)

    Come check out our state of the art technology facilities (first in Australia!) offered to our students at Melbourne Dental School. Join a tour of the student facilities located at both the Melbourne Dental Clinic and the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne which offer Oral Health and Dental students both the private and public patient experience.

  • Explore health sciences

    Duration: All day (10am–4pm)
    Venue: Marquee (map)

    Clinical Audiology: Ear check
    Come find out how your ears contribute to everyday life in surprising ways you may not be aware of.

    Nursing: Health check
    Get a blood pressure reading, and learn how a blood pressure reading can indicate the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.

    Optometry: Visual Test
    Check out your visual acuity to find out if you are near or long-sighted.

    Physiotherapy: Grip-strength test
    How strong are you? Come try out our grip-strength test to get an  indication of overall strength and other health issues.

    Speech Pathology: Supported Communication activity
    Explore the different techniques to communicate when you can’t rely on speech such as communication yes or no cards, etc.

  • Sausage sizzle

    Duration: 10am–4pm (until sold out)

    Grab a snack at the Outlook Rural Health Club’s sausage sizzle


Complete a certain number of activities to take home a limited-edition Health at Melbourne t-shirt or tote bag.

The University of Melbourne Open Day