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.
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.
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.
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. .
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.