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- Research Themes
The School has clustered the broad array of research activities in its five departments into six themes which cross the boundaries of disciplines and settings. While each theme is distinct, a common characteristic is a focus on disease prevention and the promotion and protection of health and wellbeing.View
- Research Groups
The department has several internationally renowned researchers in the fields of musculoskeletal (Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine - CHESM), paediatrics, neurological rehabilitation, exercise oncology and cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.View
- Graduate Research
The Department has a large cohort of research higher degree students and strives to create a climate of research excellence and leadership within the profession through fostering student publication and scholarly presentations. The Department's research higher degree students are well supported with quality supervision and resources with excellent student completion rates.View
The Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) houses a state-of-the-art movement research laboratory under the supervision of a full time Biomechanics Director.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.
The School educates graduate entry and post-graduate students through accredited programs tailored to workforce needs nationally and internationally, enabling them to be competent and effective health professionals who are work ready and eligible for registration.
Our graduate entry and post-graduate degrees are tailored to workforce needs nationally and internationally.View
- Rehabilitation Science
Build your professional practice using the latest research-led knowledge. Refine your skills and hone critical understanding of rehabilitation practice and technology. You will support clients with a range of health conditions and the wider community.View
- Short Courses
Expand your horizons by studying a single subject via the Community Access Program (CAP). CAP provides the opportunity to enrol in a single Health Sciences subject to study for general interest or to enhance your career development.View
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
The Department's vision for engagement is to work with partners to further key priorities in physiotherapy knowledge.
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
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
The Department has strong collaborative partnerships with hospitals, health institutes, other universities and the physiotherapy profession.View
We aim to profile physiotherapy through dissemination of research findings to the community and our peers.View
Welcome to the Department of Physiotherapy
Prof Linda Denehy, Head
Established in 1991, The Department of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne makes distinctive contributions to the physiotherapy profession and society through learning & teaching, research and engagement.
The Department includes;