Department level

Honours research in the Melbourne Medical School

The Melbourne Medical School is made up of 13 academic departments. Research projects can be found in information booklets, links provided by Melbourne Medical School Departments or from the MDHS Medical Research Project Database. Department specific contacts and links can be found below.

For assistance with the online enrolment process contact the MDHS Honours Admissions Team via mdhs-honours@unimelb.edu.au.

  • Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health

    The Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health is an exciting new collaboration between the Melbourne Medical School and the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. This initiative will leverage both organisations’ strengths in cardiometabolic capabilities.

    Visit the Baker Postgraduate Research page to find out more about research opportunities.

    Honours course overview

    Departmental contact:
    Leonie Cullen
    E: leonie.cullen@unimelb.edu.au
    Ph: +61 3 8532 1161

  • Clinical Pathology

    The Department of Clinical Pathology Honours and Masters programs offer pathology-focused coursework and a range of ground-breaking research projects focused on improving outcomes for cancer patients.

    Visit the  Honours and Graduate Research page to find out more about our projects and funding opportunities.

    Honours course overview

    Departmental contact:
    Violet Mukaro Makuluni
    E: violet.mukaro@unimelb.edu.au

  • Critical Care

    The Department of Critical Care Honours Program is designed to offer research projects directly relevant to acute human disease and treatment of the high-risk, deteriorating and critical ill patient.

    Visit the Critical Care Honours Program page to find out more about our projects and funding opportunities.

    Honours course overview

    Departmental contact:
    A/Prof Adam Deane
    E: adam.deane@unimelb.edu.au

  • General Practice

    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!

    Visit the General Practice Honours page to find out more about our projects and funding opportunities.

    Honours course overview

    Departmental Contacts:
    Professor Meredith Temple-Smith
    E: m.temple-smith@unimelb.edu.au

  • Medicine

    The Department of Medicine offers Honours program opportunities across four main health precincts:

    • Austin Health
    • Eastern Hill (St Vincent’s Hospital)
    • Parkville (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
    • Western Health.

    Each precinct offers different specialisations and a tailored Honours program linked to their research focus areas.

    Find out more information on the Precincts page.

  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology

    The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours program is administered through the Parkville Precinct, based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

    Visit the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Honours page to find out more about our projects and funding opportunities.

    Honours course overview

  • Paediatrics

    Our research-project based courses take advantage of the extensive scientific research done in the Department of Paediatrics and by our partners, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) and the Royal Children's Hospital (RCH), enabling us to provide a unique opportunity for students to join multi-disciplinary research teams conducting laboratory, clinical and public health research.

    Visit the Paediatrics Honours and Masters page to find out more about our projects and funding opportunities.

    Honours course overview

    Departmental Contacts:
    Belinda McClaren
    E: belinda.mcclaren@unimelb.edu.au

    Helen D’Cruz
    E:GR-MC@unimelb.edu.au

  • Psychiatry

    The Department of Psychiatry Honours program is administered through the Parkville Precinct, based at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

    Visit the Parkville Precinct Honours page to find out more about our projects and funding opportunities.

    Honours program overview

  • Surgery

    The Department of Surgery offers Honours program opportunities across their four main health precincts:

    • Austin Health
    • Eastern Hill (St Vincent’s Hospital, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, the Centre for Eye Research Australia and St Vincent’s Institute)
    • Parkville (Royal Melbourne Hospital)
    • Western Health

    Each precinct offers different specialisations and a tailored Honours program linked to their research focus areas.

    Find out more information on the Precincts page.