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 1,000 successful graduates.



2017 information sessions

Come along to an information session on Wednesday 12 April 2017 to find out more about the medicine, medical imaging and optometry courses we offer at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. 

Find out more and register

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

Clinical schools

The School of Medicine operates a number of rural and regional teaching sites to train students during their third and fourth years of undergraduate study. 

Learn more about our clinical schools

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

cARdiac ECG augmented reality app

Our cARdiac ECG AR app is an engaging, fun and practical way for our students to start learning about the heart and the ECG.

The app takes users on an immersive and interactive journey to explore the fundamental concepts of cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology relevant to the ECG in common and important clinical scenarios.

How to use the cARdiac ECG AR app

  • Download and print the AR marker below 
  • Open the app on your mobile device and point the camera toward the marker
  • cARdiac ECG will work best when the marker is placed on a flat surface

PDF cARdiac ECG app AR marker -7.7 MB

Contact us

School of Medicine
+61 3 9251 7777
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