Medicine at Western Health

About Us

Medicine at Western Health conducts high quality research into acute and chronic diseases common in the western suburbs of Melbourne. We are a multidisciplinary group who has extensive experience in the design and conduct of large-scale, clinical randomised controlled trials, and public health and translational research.

We are also a key founding partner of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science; a collaborative institute for research into disorders of bone, muscle and joint; and the promotion of disease prevention and evidence-based interventions including exercise and nutrition. Find out more about AIMSS.

Join us on Monday the 14 October 2019 for the Department of Medicine - Western Health Research Expo.  You can chat to supervisors and current students about projects and pathways that may lead to fulfilling your career ambitions. We have a strong team of potential supervisors specialising in all areas of Medicine. For more information click here.

Quarterly Newsletter:

#1 eBulletin July 2019

Yearly Reports are included here for your interest:

2017 Department Report

2018 Department Report

Our Academic Lead

Professor Gustavo Duque, Academic Lead of Medicine @ Western Health, is a geriatrician and bone biologist with a research interest in the mechanisms of age-related bone loss, osteoporosis and frailty in older persons. His major research interests include the elucidation of the mechanisms of age-related bone loss, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty. He is also looking at the effect of vitamin D, exercise and proteins on bone and muscle mass. Finally, he is implementing a new Falls and Fractures clinic at Sunshine Hospital where patients are assessed for falls and fractures risk in a comprehensive manner.

Key Research Areas

Medicine at Western Health conducts high quality research into metabolic bone diseases, and chronic diseases common in the western suburbs of Melbourne, in particular osteoporosis and diabetes prevention.

For a list of current student research projects please refer to the 2018-2019 Research Brochure

Our Research

Contact Us

General Enquiries: +61 3 8395 8121

Location:
WCHRE Building,
Level 3 / 176 Furlong Road,
St Albans VIC 3021, Australia