Medicine facilities

Learn in advanced, purpose-built medicine facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. Our facilities replicate those found in clinical practice and will prepare you for the dynamic scenarios you’ll face as a qualified medical professional.

Apply your skills in cutting-edge medical facilities

Our $53 million purpose-built medical facilities are equipped with advanced medicine, optometry and medical imaging simulation spaces. You’ll build real-world experience responding to scenarios using the latest equipment and technology. Develop specialised knowledge and graduate ready to build a rewarding career in your chosen discipline.

Gain experience at our clinical schools

At Deakin, you’ll get real-world clinical experience in hospitals, health services and clinics during your Doctor of Medicine. In addition to our on-campus medical facilities, you can expand your network and build clinical experience in professional settings with our partners across Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat and Warrnambool. Or learn alongside generalists and specials across rural and regional placements through the Rural Community Clinical School.

Find out more about our clinical schools

Get real-world optometry experience

Get real-world optometry experience

Optometry students can practice real-world scenarios in our fully equipped optometry facilities and a state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory. Or you can work with real patients supervised by experienced, registered clinical optometrists at our full-service optometry practice, the Deakin Collaborative Eye Care Clinic.

Use the latest medical imaging equipment

Use the latest medical imaging equipment

Develop your pre-clinical skills in our suite of medical imaging simulation facilities. You’ll work with the latest imaging equipment and 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.

#3 in Victoria for medicine*

Learn in-demand specialist skills under the guidance of experienced medical professionals at Deakin, ready to launch a rewarding 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 more time to participate in labs with the equipment and practice the lessons. This made a big difference for clinical placements.

Bettina Boo

Bachelor of Medical Imaging graduate

Simulation training for students and health professionals

The Regional Victorian Institute of Simulation Education (ReVISE) provides a safe learning environment to deliver simulation-based training that improves patient care and safety. Our simulation programs can be tailored to students and clinicians across disciplines and career stages. Based at the Geelong Clinical School, we also run existing national and international programs such as E-MET and BASIC.

Learn more about ReVISE

Get involved in innovative research

We're always looking to welcome masters and PhD students with a passion for improving the world's health and wellbeing. We have a vibrant program of research, including more than 100 research staff and over 100 research students. We currently have research supervisors available in all aspects of health and medical research.

Find out more about our research


*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Contact us

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

+61 3 9251 7777

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