School of Medicine

At the School of Medicine we pride ourselves on training work-ready graduates who are able to respond to the varied needs of clinical practice.

Our medical imaging, medicine and optometry degrees are specifically designed to tackle rural work shortages in Australia. Our programs in clinical leadership and agricultural health are highly valued in the health sector.


Our disciplines

All the courses we offer at the School of Medicine are grouped into several disciplines:

Learn in the workplace

All of Deakin's medical, medical imaging and optometry students spend a significant portion of their degree working alongside doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals on clinical placements.

This means you'll enter your chosen profession with plenty of hands-on experience and confidence in dealing directly with patients.

Find out more about our study opportunities

Founded in 2006, the School of Medicine has come a long way. We launched our postgraduate-entry medical degree in 2008 and developed new programs in optometry, medical imaging, and agricultural health and medicine. We have 100+ staff, a thriving research output and over 1000 successful graduates.

PROFESSOR JON WATSON

HEAD OF THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Research with IMPACT

The Centre for Innovation in Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Treatment (IMPACT) is one of a number of our strategic research centres. It puts psychiatric, musculoskeletal and metabolic diseases under the microscope.

Current research at IMPACT includes:

  • potential new treatments for bipolar disorder and depression
  • the relationship between chronic disease, injury and ageing
  • the relationship between gestational vitamin D levels and childhood growth.

Find out more about IMPACT

Learn more about our research

Our staff

Expert staff at the School of Medicine have a wealth of experience to offer.

Meet the school's staff

Our partners

Partnerships are integral to our school. They help keep our courses relevant and responsive, provide invaluable work placements for our students and give us the opportunity to turn research into real-world treatments and methods. 

We collaborate with health services, general practitioners, hospitals, training providers, councils and businesses.

Find out more about our partners

Contact us

School of Medicine
+61 3 9251 7777
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