Our facilities

Deakin Medical School has several rural and regional training locations. Our major presence is at Deakin's Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus.

This site provides the facilities for all students, plus the school's administration and research group. Students in the medical program complete their first two years at Waurn Ponds before moving to a clinical school for their final two years.


Our clinical schools

Teaching sites have been established to train medical students during their third and fourth years of study. These have been aligned with hospitals, health services and clinics in numerous locations. 

The larger clinical schools are linked with Barwon Health in Geelong, Eastern Health in Melbourne, Ballarat Health Services and South West Healthcare in Warrnambool. 

The school's Rural Community Clinical School (RCCS) provides students with the option of parallel consulting during their third year via placements in smaller rural and regional towns.

Medicine and optometry at Deakin

We train doctors and optometrists who are skilled and motivated. Our students go on to pursue careers in metropolitan, rural and regional areas.

Our optometry learning environment

Teaching is delivered from our purpose-built facility in the Regional and Community Health Hub (REACH) building. 

It's equipped with case-based-learning tutorial rooms and a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose clinical skills laboratory.

There's also a fully-fitted optometry practice for simulation, examination and research and a 200-seat lecture theatre designed to enable team-based learning.

ReVISE

ReVise is a medical simulation centre of high standard, capable of delivering accessible and relevant programs to various groups. These include students from Deakin medical school, undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational trainees from a wide range of health disciplines throughout rural and regional Victoria.

Learn more about ReVISE

Our medical imaging learning environment

Using the latest equipment, our students learn basic x-ray techniques before proceeding to more complex medical imaging procedures, such as mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (U/S).

University-based classes and labs are also conducted at REACH, where a full suite of simulated and real imaging equipment enables students to develop their pre-clinical skills.