The authors of a world-first study of GPs have found that girls as young as 15 are undergoing labiaplasties and other procedures, even though the medical consensus is that female genitalia do not reach maturity until around the age of 18.News
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The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
- Research Themes
Our research is encompassed within several broad research themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.View
- Research Groups
An overview of the research interests within the department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
- Graduate Research
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
Research in the Faculty
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia's largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics are the perfect way to begin in the field of biomedical sciences.View
- Short Courses
Our short courses are designed to keep you up to date with the latest research and information.View
- Current Student Resources
Further information for all students in the Melbourne Medical School, including Doctor of Medicine students, plus links to University student resources.View
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
If you are interested in working with people and you would like to make a difference to the way primary care is delivered in the community, then this is the place for you!View
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Our pride in our graduates and in their lives spent improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all who have passed through our doors.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
- Primary Care Teaching Network
The Primary Care Teaching Network is a community of dedicated general practitioners and general practice staff who deliver an inspiring learning experience for medical students in practices across Victoria.View
The Victorian Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (VicReN) is a collaboration between the Primary Care Research Unit, Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne, and primary care practices around Victoria.View
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Welcome to the Department of General Practice
Professor Jane Gunn, head of department
General Practice began as a Unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977 and in 2001 was established as a separate clinical department within the School of Medicine; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
To promote excellence in general practice care through, research and effective links with the general practice community and wider health care system..
About Department of General Practice
The Department of General Practice is committed to promoting excellence in general practice through outstanding teaching and learning, research and research training, and knowledge transfer though our strong links with the general practice community and primary health care networks.