Clubs and Societies
There are a rich and diverse range of student clubs and societies for you to get involved in across the University and within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
If you represent a student group, visit Student Group Support.
Group Web Interprofessional Education and Practice Health Students' Network
firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/IPEPHSN Melbourne University Health Initiative
email@example.com http://muhi.org.au/ Strive Student Health Initiative firstname.lastname@example.org http://strivehealth.org.au/
Coursework & School-Affiliated Groups
Melbourne Dental School
Group Web Melbourne Dental Students' Society
email@example.com http://mdss.org.au/ Melbourne Dental School Graduating
Students Committee (GSC)
Melbourne Medical School
Group Web University of Melbourne Medical Students' Society
Melbourne School Health Sciences
Group Web Clinical Audiology Students' Association
firstname.lastname@example.org http://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/clubs/clinical-audiology-students-association/ Melbourne University Physiotherapy Students' Society
email@example.com http://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/clubs/physiotherapy-students-society-mupss/ Speech Pathology Students' Society
firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/SPSS-MU/710549222398641 University of Melbourne Optometry Students' Society
email@example.com http://umsu.unimelb.edu.au/clubs/optometry-student-society/ Social Work Association of Graduate Students (SWAGS) firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/sw.students.melb/ Melbourne University Nursing Students' Society (MUNSS) email@example.com http://melbuninss.wixsite.com/munss
Melbourne School Of Population and Global Health
Group Web Melbourne Population Health Student Association (MPHSA) firstname.lastname@example.org http://mphsa.com
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
Group Web Melbourne University Psychology Association
email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melbourne-University-Psychology-Association/738221789549389 Graduate Researchers in Psychological Sciences
firstname.lastname@example.org https://sites.google.com/site/gripsychology/ Students of Neuropsychiatry Research email@example.com
School Of Biomedical Sciences
Group Web Biomedicine Students' Society
Research & Institute-Affiliated Groups
There are currently no groups registered from this area.
Group Web Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.mapw.org.au/ Healthy Eating and Nutrition Society email@example.com Australian Cancer and Health Sciences Competition firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.achsc.org.au/ Teach the Teacher email@example.com http://www.teachtheteacher.com.au/ Medleys- The Med Revue firstname.lastname@example.org MD Choral and Acapella Society email@example.com General Practice Students Network (GPSN) firstname.lastname@example.org https://gpsn.org.au/ Outlook Rural Health Club email@example.com https://www.nrhsn.org.au/outlook/home/ Australian Society of Heamatology firstname.lastname@example.org Melbourne University Biomedicine Student's Orchestra email@example.com http://www.mubso.org.au/ Wilderness Medicine Students Society firstname.lastname@example.org https://wmss.org.au/ Head First email@example.com
Breadth subjects are an exciting part of the Melbourne Curriculum. They allow undergraduate students to expand their horizons by taking subjects offered outside their degrees.
Why study MDHS breadth subjects?
Studying undergraduate breadth subjects in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) will give you a variety of transferable skills that are highly valued by employers and applicable in a variety of contexts. These include critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal and decision-making skills, as well as an understanding and high regard of social and cultural diversities, human rights, equity and ethics.
The Faculty teaches six undergraduate breadth subjects. These subjects are available to all undergraduates to take as breadth, even those studying within MDHS.
Find out more about breadth at the University of Melbourne.
Our Planet, Our Health (UNIB10017)
This interdisciplinary subject will introduce students to the core concepts of One Health in its broadest sense, as a concept that describes the interconnectedness of the health of humans, animals and the environment. Students will gain a deeper and broader understanding of the complex interplay between human, animal and ecosystem health including the historical and current influence of anthropogenic change in different cultures and contexts.
This subject is offered in conjunction with the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Find out more here: http://fvas.unimelb.edu.au/opoh
Drugs That Shape Society (UNIB20008)
This subject is a compelling story of drugs that provides insight to us as individuals and as a society. Drugs impact our lives in many ways and social responses to their use have shaped our laws, the health system, commerce and foreign policy. Using a case-study approach, students will explore the scientific, social, historical and legal issues associated with alcohol, opiates, tobacco, penicillin and thalidomide.
Global Health, Security & Sustainability (UNIB30002)
Global Health, Security & Sustainability is an exciting subject that explores the root causes of disease, poverty, injustice and inequity that exist in the world today. Students are encouraged to draw on disciplines in law, arts, engineering, economics, biosciences and medicine to explore and understand the depth, complexity and multi dimensionality of current global health challenges.
Living Longer: A Global Diagnosis (UNIB30005)
Since 1800, human life expectancy at birth has doubled globally and tripled in the most favoured nations. The subject will explore in historical sequence the social interventions, economic changes and advances in scientific knowledge that have enabled increasing proportions of human beings to live longer. It will critically review the roles of public health; medicine; wealth, income and economic development; famine, malnutrition and diet; households and individuals; literacy and education.
Auditioning for the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra was the best decision I’ve made. At first I wasn’t sure whether to put myself out there, but the scholarship helped because it eased pressure on the academic side of things and gave me the space to follow my passion for music.
As a whole, my undergraduate experience opened my eyes to the endless possibilities out there. I have learned a lot, grown, and made lifelong friends – for all this, I’m very thankful.
The Chancellor’s Scholarship has been a fantastic opportunity. The financial aspect was really helpful, but the highlight has been the constant support and mentorships.
Biomedicine Chancellor’s Scholars Rural Volunteering Program
You've worked hard for it, you deserve the rewards!
If you’re a high-achieving student, our Chancellor’s Scholars Program is for you. The Program, which had its first intake in 2012, gives you a guaranteed place in a graduate degree*, and you’ll also enjoy a wide range of other exciting benefits.
Rural Volunteering Program
One of the benefits of the Chancellor’s Scholars Program is the opportunity to take part in a research or internship opportunity. For Bachelor of Biomedicine Chancellor’s Scholars, this includes the Rural Volunteering program in which select students travel in pairs to a small rural/regional towns and take part in a myriad of volunteering activities.
The Department of Rural Health
Based at Shepparton in the Goulburn Valley, we have major nodes at Ballarat and Wangaratta and associations with nearly 40 smaller towns in rural Victoria.
Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health
Tailored support for Indigenous research students.
The University of Melbourne welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to all courses and programs, and Murrup Barak is here to help future students discover their options and start studying. Murrup Barak supports the Indigenous student community and delivers an integrated educational and cultural program to ensure that Indigenous students have every opportunity for success in their studies.
The LIME Network is a dynamic network dedicated to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning of Indigenous health in medical education, as well as best practice in the recruitment and graduation of Indigenous medical students.
Graduate Pathways Advising
The Student Support Team at the Health Hub offers a drop in services for all students wishing to know more about their graduate study options in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences.
Come and visit us or get in touch to discuss how to achieve your graduate study ambitions!
On Monday 7th May 2018 we ran the first of two application briefings for the Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Physiotherapy, Doctor of Optometry and Doctor of Dental Surgery. The recording can be found below including the Q&A session.
Please note the correction to Slide 26 "Application Process Doctor of Physiotherapy" which should read:
- Deadline for international applications 2nd July 2018
- Deadline for domestic applications 13th July 2018
In Semester 1, 2018 we recorded a Graduate Pathways Round Table session with four graduate students - Jeremy who is studying the Doctor of Medicine, Claire who is completing the Master of Public Health, Georgia who is enrolled in the Doctor of Physiotherapy and Jacqueline who is doing her PhD. These students have come through different pathways (Biomedicine, Arts, Science, Honours) and have unique stories to share about how they ended up where they are today.
Commonly Requested Resources
- GEMSAS – the Graduate Entry Medical School Admission System
- GEMSAS – Online Admissions Centre
- English Language Requirements
- Graduate English Requirements
- Prerequisite subject information and assessment
- Domestic and International fees for undergraduate and graduate students
- Bachelor of Biomedicine Graduate Outcomes
Have you heard of the MDHS Buddy Program?
First of all – welcome to the University of Melbourne and congratulations on being offered a graduate course at the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).
We understand that starting University in a new country can be both exciting but challenging. So, if you are a new commencing international postgraduate student enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, this Buddy Program is for you!
About the program
This brand new scheme aims to assist new commencing international students to have a smoother initial transition to university life at Melbourne. The short term program will provide you with the opportunity to connect with senior students and peers in the faculty, so you can familiarise yourself with the campus while making new friends from the get-go!
Tip #1: Check out the FAQs below for more information about the scheme.
How does the Buddy Program work?
- The Buddy Program matches you (a new commencing international postgraduate student) with current senior MDHS students.
- You will be connected with a small group of other new international postgraduate students within MDHS to explore and discover student life together. Your other buddies may be from a different background or course.
- We will then pair your group with two experienced seniors (our 'Senior Buddies') who will help point you in the right direction if you have questions about life on campus, settling in or making adjustments to university life.
Who is this program for?
This program is for you if you are:
✔ A new commencing international postgraduate student and
✔ Enrolled in one of our courses in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Tip #2: Why should you be part of this program?
- Get crucial information and advice during your early university days
- Make new friends & connect socially with life at university
- Expand your personal network
- Meet students from other courses and backgrounds
How do I join the Buddy Program?
You can join the MDHS Buddy Program by expressing your interest online. Applications close on 31 January 2020. Students will be notified in late February about the next steps, with the first Meet & Greet session taking place on 10 March 2020.
Remember – in order to be eligible for this program, you must be a new commencing international postgraduate student enrolled in one of our MDHS courses.
Tip #3: Questions?
Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the email title: Buddy Program registration.
Who is the MDHS Buddy program for?
This program is for new commencing international postgraduate students at MDHS. This Buddy Program aims to provide additional support to the new commencing postgraduate students, on top of the range of other student support services offered by the university.
How long is the program for?
The MDHS Buddy Program aims to provide additional support during the initial transition into university life. This is a year-long program which will officially start in March 2020 and end in October 2020.
Who are the Senior Buddies?
Our Senior Buddies are students who have been at The University of Melbourne for a longer period of time and are familiar with navigating student life on campus. You can find out more about our senior buddies here.
How are the Buddies matched?
The Senior and Junior buddies will be matched through a confidential process based on information provided by both parties upon registration. Every effort is made to ensure the participants' interests are aligned as closely as possible. Some degree of flexibility and understanding on the part of the participants may be required to make the most of the opportunity.
When is the first meet-up?
At the start of each semester, there will be a Meet & Greet event to welcome all Buddy Program participants. It is compulsory for all program participants to attend the Meet & Greet event. Outside of these two formal gatherings, the Buddy groups are encouraged to continue catching up, either via social media or simply just by grabbing a coffee or lunch together.
Will my senior buddy help me with my assignments or exam preparation?
Important: Your senior buddies are not tutors, and are not trained to assist with academic work.
Seniors may share with Juniors their experiences and study tips but are not able to assist with reviewing work and assignments. Academic Skills is a great resource for students to get support on academic writing, time management and presentation skills.
I have registered for this program and I am no longer interested in this program. What should I do?
Please drop us an email at email@example.com with the title: Buddy Program, as early as possible and we will work out the rest.
Other useful resources
Registration for semester 1 has closed.
Registrations will reopen once again a month before semester 2.
MEET OUR SENIOR BUDDIES
Our Senior Buddies are students who have been at the University of Melbourne for a longer period of time and are familiar with navigating student life on campus.
They can help you learn some tips and tricks for starting out at university.