General Practice and Primary Care
Promoting excellence in general practice and primary care through innovative research and effective links with the general practice community and the wider health care system.
Welcome to the Department of General Practice and Primary Care
Professor Lena Sanci, Head of Department
General Practice and Primary Care 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 and Primary Care
The Department of General Practice and Primary Care 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.
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Diversity and Inclusion
The Melbourne Medical School is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture delivering initiatives that value and support diversity.
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Department of General Practice and Primary Care runs a weekly seminar series, every Wednesday, 1.00-2.00pm.
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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.
Clinical Trials Unit
The Primary Care Research Clinical Trials Unit supports the development, conduct and analysis of high quality trials in primary health care and health servicesView
We work with communities and practitioners to improve the health care system, placing the person at the heart of healthcare and improving health outcomesView
An overview of the research interests within the department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
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
Our short courses are designed to keep you up to date with the latest research and information.View
The University and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students and students applying for graduate research study.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
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!
Practice-based research and education networks, such as VicREN, enable collaborations between community-based health care practices, community members and academic institutions.View
Academic Registrar Posts
For more than 20 years the Department has run a successful Academic Registrar program, supporting general practice registrars learn academic skills through individualised learning plans supervised by senior primary care academic leadersView
Dr Leon Carp Award
An annual award offered by The University of Melbourne's Department of General Practice to general practitioners interested in undertaking research to advance the practice of primary care through innovation and improve health outcomes for patients in Australia.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
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