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.
Work-integrated learning, including placement, provides career-defining experiences for students and is integral to many programs within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. More details on student placements can be found under the respective Schools and Departments listed below. Several documents and resources are available that will ensure a successful student placement experience.
Population and Global Health
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 current and future leaders.
Recognised as one of the finest psychology schools in the world, the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences attracts some of the best students nationally and internationally to its broad range of programs.
The oldest medical school in Australia is internationally renowned for global leadership in teaching and training, health research, policy and practice. Work-integrated learning provides career-defining experiences for students.
The Melbourne Dental School is proud of its strong tradition in Oral Health education and research, with an established international reputation in several research areas and professional pathways.
The department of Clinical Audiology is a research and teaching department that delivers graduate audiology education and research studies into the area of human hearing loss and communication.
The school educates students through accredited programs tailored to workforce needs nationally and internationally, enabling them to be competent and effective health professionals who are work ready and eligible for registration.
Optometry and Vision Sciences
The department of Optometry and Vision Sciences educates future optometrists, performs internationally recognised vision science research, and contributes widely to the advancement of optometry as an essential health care discipline.
Established in 1991, the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne makes distinctive contributions to the physiotherapy profession and society through learning & teaching, research and engagement.
Social work, in the Melbourne school of Health Sciences, is a vibrant learning community which seeks to influence professional practice through high-quality educational experiences for our students, the conduct of practice-based research and engagement.
The Department of Speech Pathology is a research and teaching department that delivers graduate speech pathology education and research studies into the area of human hearing loss and communication.