The Department has new relationships and long-standing affiliations with a number of organisations.
- MoU with Medical Research Foundation Chennai
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has a memorandum of understanding with the Medical Research Foundation in Chennai, India, to build a partnership enabling research and clinical placements with the Elite School of Optometry and Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital. This relatively new relationship has already facilitated the acquisition of several small grants, which will include the visiting of staff between the institutions, with the long-term intent of larger collaborative research opportunities being realised.
- RMH @ Umeyecare
The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Ophthalmology@UMEyeCare is a joint initiative of The RMH and the University of Melbourne. The clinic represents unique cooperation within the University, bringing a public outpatient clinic into one of the teaching and research clinics of the University.
- The Australian College of Optometry
The University of Melbourne has a long-standing affiliation agreement with the Australian College of Optometry.