Global experts will gather in Melbourne for the 12th International Rotavirus Symposium from 7–9 September to examine the work that lies ahead in the prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis, the leading cause of severe diarrhea in children worldwide.News
A new international collaborative study known as Genoiz, exploring the public’s views on personal genomic testing, is seeking interested participants to complete an online survey (click here or follow the link http://www.genioz.net.au).News
The Commonwealth government’s “no jab, no pay” legislation is disadvantaging migrant children, say immunisation experts from Melbourne. The paper, published today in the Medical Journal of Australia, warns many families are having essential payments withheld despite their children being vaccinated.News
Professors George Paton and Susan Sawyer lead an International Lancet Commission on adolescent health, and present a major report on 20th July 2016 which recommends that investing in adolescent health and wellbeing could transform global health for generations to come.News
Professor Glenn Bowes, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, has been appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List. This award is made in recognition of his distinguished service to medical education and its administration, to the advancement of child health and welfare, and through contributions to government and professional organisations.News
Working in close partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), the Department of Paediatrics supports research in all sub-speciality areas of paediatrics (newborn, child, adolescent) medicine, surgery and allied health, across the arenas of clinical, public health and laboratory research - all with the common goal of improving the health outcomes for children today and in the future.
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
An overview of the research interests within the Department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of medical researchers and support one of the largest cohorts in the University. We offer a number of courses for graduate researchers from clinical, biomedical, science and allied health backgrounds.View
Honours & Masters Research
We offer research-based courses at Honours and Masters level with a focus on Molecular Biology of Human Development & Disease.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.In addition to the Child and Adolescent Health component of the Doctor of Medicine we teach a number of post-graduate coursework and research programs.View
- Short Courses and Professional Development
Working with our campus partners at the Melbourne Children’s we manage and deliver a diverse range of non-award short courses, professional development and CME programs to advance healthcare professionals.View
- Scholarships and Prizes
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate students.View
- Current Student Resources
Resources, links and helpguides for all enrolled students in the Department.View
- Clinical Electives
The Department of Paediatrics offers a limited number of places for non-University of Melbourne medical students who wish to undertake clinical electives at the Melbourne Children’s Campus.View
- Teddy Bear Hospital
An innovative vehicle to improve the communication skills of medical professionals and health literacy of children, our Teddy Bear Hospital program is one of the biggest engagement events in the University.View
- Campus Partners: Melbourne Children’s Campus
The Royal Children’s Hospital, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne, together make an interwoven, symbiotic relationship delivering high quality clinical services underpinned by research and education.View
- Honorary Staff
Our honorary staff play a critical role in the life of the Department of Paediatrics and substantially assist us in working with the communities we serve to improve health and advance health care through our teaching, learning, research, clinical care and advocacy. Applications are welcome from individuals who make a significant and sustained contribution to the Department of Paediatrics in any of the areas of Learning and Teaching; Research; Engagement; or Professional Practice and Leadership.View
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
Welcome to the Department of Paediatrics. We are a large and successful department within the Melbourne Medical School of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences with an established worldwide reputation for excellence in child and adolescent health. We are committed to improving clinical care and health outcomes for children and adolescents via our extensive education, research and engagement activities.