Resources for Researchers
Biostatistics Platform provides expertise in the data, quantitative, and statistical aspects of clinical research carried out at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.View
Biostatistics Platform Resources
Biostatistics Resources for clinical research carried out at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.View
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
Honours and Masters by Coursework
See our project guide for a wide range of available Honours and Masters projects.
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.
To place staff and students at the heart of all that we do. To teach and mentor the next generation of doctors forthe benefit of the patients we care for, their families and support persons. We will be leaders in clinical teachingthrough safe and supportive learning environments, excellence, innovation, and impactful research to fulfil ourgoal of producing exceptional graduates now and into the future.
The University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is responsible for teaching Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics, to MD medical students. Currently, each year approximately 350 medical students spend 8 weeks (across 4 rotations) attached to the Department during the third year of their medical course. In addition, there are graduate research students pursuing full-time or part-time research through the Department. These include Honours, Master of Biomedical Sciences and Doctor of Philosophy students. In Quarter 3 of 2021, there were approximately 30 graduate research students enrolled in the Department undertaking their PhD, including 5 under examination.
The Vision of the Department is to be an internationally recognised centre of excellence for academic Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics, and its Mission is to provide high quality academic services across a broad range of clinical, educational and research activities within its associated teaching hospitals, and especially at its major centres, the Royal Women's Hospital and the Mercy Hospital for Women.
Other associated teaching hospitals are the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s at the Sunshine Hospital, the Northern Hospital in Epping, the St Vincent’s and the Epworth Clinical Schools (and private hospitals) and the Ballarat Hospital and Goulburn Valley Hospital (Shepparton), both of which are linked to the Department of Rural Health.
Parkville Precinct - Honours and Master of Biomedical Sciences
View further information for medical students who wish to undertake a clinical elective with one of our hospital partners
Information and Resources for Students
Information, societies, seminars and podcasts to help guide students studying in The Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Theses
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Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
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
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Information on applying for an Honorary appointment in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Health.
Welcome to the Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Health
Professor Susan Walker, Head of department
The University Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Newborn Health is responsible for teaching Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatal Paediatrics, to undergraduate medical students.
ObsGyn Executive Committee
The Department of O&G Executive Committee has oversight of all Department activities. It serves as a forum for high level decision-making and advice to the Head of Department and Deputy Heads of Department on a range of strategic issues to support the Department’s development, performance and optimal use of resources.
The Elephant Circle
The Dept of O&G Elephant Circle is established as a support group to whom department staff and students can go to for guidance about how to deal with challenges in workplace behaviours that they may witness or be subject to.
Diversity and Inclusion
The Melbourne Medical School is proud to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture delivering initiatives that value and support diversity.
The origins of the University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology can be traced back to 1924, when the Victorian Branch of the British Medical Association appointed a committee under the leadership of Dr J W Dunbar Hooper "to enquire into the condition of midwifery work" in Victoria.