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Cutting-edge facilities


#1 Victorian uni for graduate employment


Find a medicine degree

Our medicine courses will equip you with the advanced knowledge, accreditation and experience required to become a qualified medical professional. Be prepared for a range of careers, from general practice to pathology, paediatrics and surgery with the Doctor of Medicine. Graduate ready to deliver excellent, patient-centered care in both clinical and professional contexts.


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.

Looking for a medicine degree that will prepare you for the workplace?

Gain the knowledge, practical skills and industry connections needed to launch your career in the health industry.

Cutting-edge facilities

Learn in our $53 million purpose-built facilities at our Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus. They include dedicated medicine, optometry and medical imaging training environments, which replicate those found in professional practice.

Go on a clinical placement

Test your newfound skills on-site in hospitals, optometry clinics, medical imaging centres and research institutes. You will spend between 25% and 50% of your time out of the classroom participating in clinical placements.

Professional recognition

Across many of our courses, you will be eligible to gain professional recognition, enabling you to work in Australia, as well as New Zealand in some cases.

Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Optometry

  • Deakin optometry has been awarded accreditations by the Optometry Board of Australia, following assessment by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand.
  • You may be eligible to register as an optometrist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and to Medicare as a service provider.

Bachelor of Medical Imaging

  • This course has been awarded accreditation, with statutory direction provided by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
  • This course is designed to meet the requirements of AHPRA.

Doctor of Medicine

  • Our Doctor of Medicine is accredited with the Australian Medical Council. Graduates who successfully complete pre-registration training will qualify as Registered Medical Practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.

Take advantage of outstanding job growth

The healthcare and social assistance sector is one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing fields. There is high projected growth across many roles, with general practitioners (GPs) and medical imaging professionals already exceeding Australian Government employment projections.  

Over the past five years, there has been strong growth across the following roles:

  • 18,600 jobs for GPs and resident medical officers
  • 10,200 jobs for medical imaging professionals
  • 3200 jobs for surgeons
  • 2100 jobs for optometrists.

Study at a top medical school

Deakin’s School of Medicine is ranked #3 for medicine in the Australian state of Victoria. This rating highlights our world-class facilities, academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

I got sent to a rural hospital for the year with another student. We got a ton of hands-on experience with patients both in the hospital and general practice clinic, and met some pretty amazing people who took us under their wing.

Alex, USA

Doctor of Medicine

World-class teaching

Our courses are designed to give you a first-hand understanding of the dynamic challenges that medical professionals face, now and into the future.

An inclusive environment

Deakin fosters a culture of inclusiveness, respect and social accountability, with a focus on rural and Indigenous health care. You will graduate with the knowledge and skills to address and understand health issues impacting marginalised communities.

A unique regional focus

There is currently a medical workforce shortage outside of capital cities throughout Australia. To help address this, all students complete part of their clinical practice in regional and rural settings, gaining unique skills while developing important networks.

Why study in Australia?

Why study in Australia?

Safe, welcoming and diverse, Australia is one of the most popular destinations for students around the world. Discover what it is like to live and study in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

#1 university for student support

Coming to Australia to study can be the adventure of a lifetime. From orientation and welcome sessions to academic support and social activities, we are here to support you every step of the way.

Cost of studying in Australia

Make your dream of studying at university in Australia a reality. Learn how university fees work, how to calculate and pay your fees and discover international scholarship opportunities.

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Doctor of Medicine at Deakin

Set yourself up for a range of careers, from general practice and geriatric medicine through to pathology, paediatrics and surgery.

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Get help or contact Deakin

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services for international students and how we can help you study at Deakin in Australia.

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