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
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, Bursaries 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
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.
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
Hands on HEADSS
Developed in partnerships with a number of local high schools, this community engagement activity involves working with the schools to deliver an innovative teaching program for MD students to practice communicating effectively with adolescents and enhance their understanding of social and emotional issues that impact adolescents’ health and wellbeing.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
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.
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.