The Department has developed to be a leading international player in hearing research, largely due to its role in the development and improvement of cochlear implants and their application.
School Research Themes
The School has clustered the broad array of research activities in its five departments into six areas of excellence which cross the boundaries of disciplines and settings. While each area is distinct, a common characteristic is a focus on disease prevention and the promotion and protection of health and wellbeing.View
Although clinical research in the cochlear implant field remains a major activity and continues to have a significant international impact, the Department has fostered a diversification of research interests to include additional aspects of hearing, speech, language and vestibular function.View
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
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
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
Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
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 provides a number of resources for its students, staff and supervisors.View
Work-integrated learning, including placement, provides career-defining experiences for students and is integral to many programs within
the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
The Department's research and teaching success is underpinned by active engagement with key stakeholders, the community and the profession.
Since 1974 when the first cohort of Audiology students graduated to 2012 when the first cohort of Masters of Speech Pathology students graduated the Department has taken great pride in the calibre of its alumnus.View
We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.View
The Department's strong national and international reputation is dependent on the activities and support of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. The Department is also a core member of The HEARing Cooperative Research Centre.View
The University of Melbourne Audiology and Speech Pathology Clinic is a Medicare bulk-billing clinic, dedicated to providing a patient centred, evidence based, clinical best practice service for all, specialising in communication, hearing and balance (vestibular) needs.View
Welcome to the Department of Audiology and Speech Pathology
Professor Gary Rance, Head
The Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology is a research and teaching Department located in Parkville. The Department delivers graduate audiology and speech pathology education and research studies into the area of human hearing loss and communication.
The Department of Otolaryngology was created in 1969 when Professor Graeme Clark was appointed to the inaugural William Gibson Chair in Otolaryngology. At the time Professor Clark was the youngest appointment to a full Chair at the University of Melbourne.