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- 50 years of Optometry and Vision Science
This year, we celebrate 50 years of optometry and vision science education at the University of Melbourne.Read more
- Nursing Event Series 2023
The Department of Nursing is delighted to present the 2023 Nursing Event Series at the University of Melbourne this year in parternership with PeterMac.Register here for seminar series
Choose a specialty nursing course that is as individual as you are.Browse all courses
Optimising the health and wellbeing of the community we serve
Research at the Melbourne School of Health Sciences spans the six disciplines of Audiology, Speech Pathology, Nursing, Optometry & Vision Sciences, Physiotherapy and Social Work. The aim of our research is to optimise the health and wellbeing of the community we serve. We achieve this through research programs which have a major impact on the safety, effectiveness, equity and accessibility of clinical care and preventative interventions delivered by professionals across the six disciplines.
We have established three research hubs:
Sitting across these hubs are two key themes:
These cross-cutting themes aim to investigate the implementation of innovative practices and the use of data and digital technologies to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare services in each of the hub areas.
In addition to the health research undertaken in the Melbourne School of Health Sciences, the School’s teaching community are active contributors to pedagogical scholarship. Our teaching academics are recognised for their outstanding expertise within their disciplines and for innovation across curricula.
Explore our work in the Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Innovation Hub.
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Research Hubs and Cross-Cutting Themes
Our researchers are working to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the communities we serve. Learn more about the inter-disciplinary work taking place.View
The Melbourne School of Health Sciences encompasses the six disciplines of Audiology & Speech Pathology, Nursing, Optometry & Vision Sciences, Physiotherapy and Social work. Explore our research by discipline.View
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of health professionals, a range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
Early to Mid-Career Academic's Association (EMCAA)
The School of Health Sciences Early to Mid-Career Academic's Association (EMCAA) is established to facilitate inter-connectedness and collaboration between anyone in the School who identifies as an early or mid-career academic.
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
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 School provides information, advice and consultancy for Australian governments, healthcare and community service organisations, consumer groups, businesses and the research community and continues to build effective collaborations and relationships with its alumni, clinicians, patients, the healthcare sector, the research community, governments, industry partners and communities in Australia and internationally.
At the Melbourne School of Health Sciences we are proud to run innovative events and webinars across each of our six disciplines of Allied Health and Nursing.
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
We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.View
The School aims to be of value to the community through its teaching, research and clinical practice.View
School of Health Sciences departments
The Melbourne School of Health Sciences (MSHS) provides qualifying and postgraduate courses in the disciplines of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Social Work, Audiology and Speech Pathology, and Optometry and Vision Sciences.
Welcome from Head of School
Since its inception in July 2009, the Melbourne School of Health Sciences has embraced the Melbourne Model to create an inter-professional learning community at the forefront of leadership in health sciences education, clinical research, scholarship, professional practice, workforce training and knowledge