Our facilities

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

World-class learning spaces

Our facilities at the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus are equipped with advanced medicine, optometry, and medical imaging simulation spaces and equipment. You'll be presented with scenarios and case studies which will equip you with specialised knowledge and will prepare you for the realities of clinical practice in your chosen discipline.

Our clinical schools

Clinical experience is a crucial part of our Doctor of Medicine. In addition to our facilities at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, additional teaching sites have been established across Victoria to train students during the third and fourth years of their medical degree.

Each site is aligned with hospitals, health services and clinics, including Barwon Health in Geelong, Eastern Health in Melbourne and the regional centres of Ballarat and Warrnambool, providing well-rounded clinical experiences for each student. 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.

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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.

Medicine and optometry at Deakin
Our optometry learning environment

Our optometry learning environment

Our optometry facilities are equipped with case-based-learning tutorial rooms and a state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory. We also have a fully-fitted practice on campus - the Deakin Collaborative Eye Care Clinic - which is used for simulation, examination and research. Optometry students have the opportunity to gain experience in the clinic, providing ocular health care to real patients under the guidance of registered optometrists.

Our medical imaging learning environment

Our medical imaging learning environment

We have a full suite of simulated and real imaging equipment on campus, which will allow you to develop your pre-clinical skills. Using the latest equipment, you’ll 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.


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

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Contact us

Get in touch if you have any further queries regarding the School of Medicine.

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