Medicine

Interest area

If you're drawn toward science, caring for people and health, studying in the medical field with us could lead to a rewarding career. The industry isn't limited to just doctors and nurses. It's vast and could lead anywhere, from medical imaging and clinical management through to optometry and surgery.

Disciplines within Medicine

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Bring theory to life

Bridge the gap between theory and real-life by learning at our multi-million dollar medical facilities renovated to simulate work environments – and learn on-site with our partners in the Geelong area.

Cutting-edge facilities

You'll learn in our $53 million purpose-built facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. 

They're set for another significant upgrade with Epworth HealthCare committing to build a 250-bed private hospital, offering you a supportive environment for supervised clinical placements.

Research excellence

If you reach the end of your undergraduate course and have a unique insight that the medical world needs, a higher degree by research could be for you. 

In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, we received the highest possible ranking (5/5 – well above world standard) for research in medical and health sciences.

Great partnerships

As soon as you begin study, you'll analyse real cases. 

And no matter what area of medicine you go into, we'll have the right partner for you to learn on-site – from the Geelong Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases to the National Centre for Farmer Health.

Clinical skills practicals are my favourite part of the course, as we apply real-life scenarios in the classroom that keep the course relevant.

Zara Danehsvar

Master of Optometry

Australia's only specialist course

Because we specialise in rural health, you'll make yourself more employable, immediately. You'll learn how to address the shortfall of medical workforce in rural and regional Australia through our Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine.

Find out more about the graduate certificate

What do our students and staff say?

Medicine and optometry at Deakin

Learn what it's like to study medicine at Deakin, from your first classes and our facilities to some of the unique learning opportunities our courses offer.

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