Medicine and Radiology Overview

The Department is embedded within some of the leading academic public hospitals in Australia, and the strong partnership with these hospitals is critical to the work of the Department. Exciting new developments, including in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and infectious diseases, enrich the experience of our students.

Overview

As one part of the world's premier institutions for medical research, teaching and translation, the Melbourne Medical School Department of Medicine and Radiology has strong partnerships with outstanding hospitals in the public and private sectors as well as some of Australia's leading medical research institutes. The Department undertakes basic and clinical research, research training and teaching of the highest international quality relevant to a breath of medical disciplines and radiology, and promotes research lead improvement in clinical practice and outcomes. The Department is embedded within some of the leading academic public hospitals in Australia, and the strong partnership with these hospitals is critical to the work of the Department. Exciting new developments, including in the fields of cancer, neuroscience and infectious diseases, enrich the experience of our students.

Main research strengths

  • Aging and Dementia
  • Epilepsy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuroopthalmology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Refugee and Global health
  • Hospital acquired infections and infection control
  • Malaria
  • Hematological Malignancies
  • Solid Cancers: Upper and lower GI, brain tumours
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Bone Health
  • Mens Health and Androgens
  • Diabetes and Obesity
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Inflammation

Technology and Infrastructure Platforms

  • Clinical trails
  • Animal models and preclinical therapy testing
  • Human imaging (MRI, PET, SPECT)
  • Small animal imaging (MRI, PET)
  • Cellular imaging and electrophysiology
  • Genomics
  • Clinical Epidemiology, study design and health economics (Melbourne EpiCentre)

Academic Sites

The Department is based across several precincts of the Melbourne Medical School, all at key hospital sites, as well as conducting academic activities in Medicine at other hospitals.

Academic sites include: