Health facilities

#1 Victorian university for facilities and resources*

The Faculty of Health has industry-standard facilities that support every aspect of your learning. Enjoy real-world learning where you can practise and refine the skills that are crucial to your career success in healthcare.

Take your career to the next level in our health facilities

Get hands-on experience using advanced equipment and respond to real-world scenarios in our simulation centres that replicate clinical environments. Whether you are pursuing a career in sport science, nutrition, medicine, nursing and midwifery, psychology or occupational therapy – you'll practise your skills in purpose-built facilities and graduate ready to launch a dynamic career in the health sector.

Medicine facilities

Be prepared for the dynamic scenarios you’ll face in the medical industry in our clinical learning spaces or out in the field working with real patients. Our medicine facilities include dedicated medicine, optometry and medical imaging training environments, which replicate those found within professional practice. Respond to real-world scenarios in our clinical schools, develop specialisations and build a rewarding career improving the health of communities.

Western Victoria Regional Training Hub

Our training hub gives postgraduate medical students greater opportunities to live, train and work in rural and regional areas. The program addresses gaps in rural health care.

Deakin Collaborative Eye Care Clinic

The Deakin Collaborative Eye Care Clinic is a full-service optometry practice where optometry students can offer care to real patients under the supervision of registered clinical optometrists.

#1 Victorian uni for facilities and resources*

When you study at Deakin, you’ll learn in purpose-built simulated environments and have access to cutting-edge technology. Graduate with the confidence and hands-on experience to build a successful career in health care.

We had real X-ray equipment and image critiquing which made learning a whole lot easier. The smaller class sizes really allowed me to get more time to participate in labs with the equipment and practice the lessons we were being taught. This made a big difference for clinical placements.

Bettina Boo

Bachelor of Medical Imaging graduate

Food and nutrition facilities

Students studying nutrition sciences have access to the food sensory labs at the Centre of Advanced Sensory Science (CASS). They work alongside world-leading researchers and experience the practical elements of their future careers.

Exercise and sport science facilities

Use cutting-edge technology to help people lead healthier lives through exercise at the world’s #1 sport science school.^ We set you – and our elite athletes – up for success at both our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus' Elite Regional Sports Precinct and Melbourne Burwood Campus’ dedicated sport science building.

Sport Science Building

Join the future of sport in our $32m Specialised Indoor Exercise and Sport Science Building. Treat clients at the Deakin Clinical Exercise Centre, train athletes in our climate chamber or capture movement in our biomechanics laboratory.

Clinical Exercise Centre

Apply clinical knowledge to real clients alongside accredited exercise physiologists. We treat real patients to create exercise and lifestyle programs that improve quality of life for people living with chronic disease, injuries or disability.

3D Gait Lab

Our 3D Gait Lab uses state-of-the-art 3D motion capture of human movement through biomechanical assessments to mitigate injury and improve athletic performance.

Nursing and midwifery facilities

Learn patient-centred care in purpose-built facilities at one of the largest nursing schools in Australia – we’re ranked #16 in the world for nursing.#

Clinical nursing and midwifery simulation centres

Develop core clinical nursing and midwifery skills in a supportive and realistic environment in our clinical nursing and midwifery simulation centres. You’ll practise safe patient care and build your confidence in simulation wards, clinical spaces and treatment rooms under the supervision of qualified practitioners.

Regional Victorian Institute of Simulation Education

The Regional Victorian Institute of Simulation Education (ReVISE) provides a safe learning environment to deliver simulation-based training for nursing students and health professionals across disciplines and career stages. We also run existing national and international programs, such as E-MET and BASIC.

Psychology facilities

Examine the relationship between brain function, cognition and behaviour at one of the largest psychology schools in Victoria.

Cognitive neuroscience facilities

Access cutting-edge equipment using the latest cognitive neuroscience techniques. From analysing the human mind using transcranial direct current stimulation, measuring the brain electrical activity using electroencephalography or using a gait analysis walkway to measure human movement.

Explore the facilities

I am passionate about delivering high‑quality, challenging and supportive learning experiences for students, and have implemented a range of innovative and engaging teaching practices that are achieving some exceptional learning outcomes.

Associate Professor Jaclyn Broadbent

Deputy Head of School of Psychology

Top 1% of universities for global research impact

Be part of innovative research using the Faculty of Health’s world-class facilities. We work closely with industry partners and the government to put findings into practice.

Health and social development facilities

Learn how to improve people’s quality of life with access to the latest technology in our dynamic simulation centres.

Occupational Learning Therapy Hub

Our purpose-built Occupational Therapy Learning Hub gives you experience in a professional occupational therapy setting, building your confidence and skills to work with real clients.

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*2022 Student Experience Survey, Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
^ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2021, 2022, 2023
#ShanghaiRanking's Ranking of Academic Subjects 2023

Contact us

If you have further questions about our health facilities, please get in touch.

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