Hai Ly, best speaker award
Congratulations to Ph.D. student, Hai Ly, for winning the Best Speaker award for a 2nd year Ph.D. student at the 6th annual Australian Society for Medical Research Victorian Student Research Symposium (as part of ASMR's Medical Research Week). His presentation was entitled: 'Metabolism regulates cell fate and the rate of asymmetric division in skeletal muscle stem cells'News
Dr Charles Sevigny and Prof David A. Williams awarded University of Melbourne learning and teaching initiative grant
Congratulations to Dr Charles Sevigny and Prof David A. Williams on securing a $30,000 University of Melbourne Learning and Teaching Initiatives grant for the 'Development of interactive online learning modules for lecture preparation and revision'.News
The University of Melbourne is a globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive university uniquely positioned to respond to the major social, economic and environmental challenges of our time.
- Research Themes
Our research is encompassed within several broad research themes. This multidisciplinary approach aims to increase the opportunities for researchers to collaborate on projects that span common themes.View
- Research Groups
An overview of our research interests within the department and the project work being carried out by our research groups.View
- Graduate Research
We are passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of scientists. A range of research degrees are offered at Master and Doctorate level.View
- Services and Facilities
The School of Biomedical Sciences includes a number of shared research facilities, as well as several research services open to researchers external to the University of Melbourne on a fee for service basis.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.
Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned professional, we have something to suit your needs and schedule. With the highest teaching evaluations in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences we are proud to offer our coursework and short course programs to our leaders and future leaders.
Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics are the perfect way to begin in the field of biomedical sciences.View
Faculty pages detailing Degree Structures and Completion Requirements.
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.View
- Departmental Student Resources
Support resources for students in the Department of PhysiologyView
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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
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We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.View
The School of Biomedical Sciences includes some of the University's oldest departments and indeed the oldest biomedical science departments in the state of Victoria. For this reason it is host to a number of unique programs of both community and scientific interest.View
Welcome to the Department of Physiology
Professor Gordon Lynch, head of department
The Department of Physiology was established in 1862 and has a proud history and strong record of excellence in research, research training, learning and teaching, community and media engagement.
A brief history
The arrival in Melbourne of George Britton Halford on 23 December 1962 signaled the establishment of medical education and research in Physiology in Australia.