- Melbourne Academy of Surgical Anatomy (MASA)
MASA offers lifelong learning opportunities in surgical education and training, micro-credentials, research and commercialisation.Discover
- Centre for Muscle Research (CMR)
the Centre for Muscle Research is the central hub of muscle biology at the University of Melbourne.Find out more
- Digital Learning Hub
Providing a contemporary and flexible learning experience for students while fostering academics to be at the forefront of educational technology.Read more
- Graduate Research
We are passionate about training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical scientists. Start your research career with us.Read more
Welcome to the Department of Anatomy & Physiology
Meet our Head of Department, Professor Matthew Watt - and find out what’s happening around Anatomy & Physiology.
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This is one of the greatest eras of scientific discovery, and you can be part of it. No matter what medicine and professional health career you want to pursue – or if you have another pathway such as law, engineering or business in mind – begin your journey here.
Learn from world-renowned academics in the heart of the Melbourne Biomedical Precinct – the perfect way to begin in the field of biomedical science.Learn more
Everything you need to know about course planning, graduate pathways, how to enrich your studies and where to seek support.Learn more
We are passionate about training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical scientists. Here’s how to start your research career at Melbourne.Learn more
Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offers an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.Learn more
Honours & Masters of Biomedical Science
The School’s degrees each have an advanced coursework component and a research project. Discover the opportunities now available.
Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy (GDSA)
Learn from world-leading experts and gain the perfect preparation for the Generic Surgical Sciences Exam (GSSE) and Surgical Education Training (SET) applications.
Meet Our Talent
Meet some of our talented biomedicine students, world-class researchers and teaching talent – and find out where our incredible graduates are now.
Digital Learning Hub
Providing a contemporary and flexible learning experience for students while fostering academics to be at the forefront of academic technology.
Welcome to the Department of Anatomy and Physiology Research: home to 35 world-class research laboratories led by a dynamic team of forward thinkers.
Through cutting-edge facilities, innovative research, training opportunities and the support of diverse funding streams, we remain at the forefront of disease-focused research.
The Department's research groups are contributing to world-changing research across five key themes: Metabolic and Cardiovascular Sciences; Muscle Biology; Sensory Neuroscience; Stem Cell and Developmental Biology and Systems Neuroscience - as well as the Centre for Muscle Research and Melbourne Academy of Surgical Anatomy.Find out more
We are passionate about training and mentoring the next generation of biomedical scientists. Start your research career with us through Honours, Masters and PhD level programs.View
The Department of Anatomy and Physiology has a number of services available to the research community. Find out how our services, facilities and equipment can accelerate your research.Read more
Our Governance Structure
The Committee structure within the Department of Anatomy and Physiology is underpinned by a set of principles which seek to ensure widespread communication, understanding, participation and consensus across the Department.
The Melbourne Biomedical Precinct
The School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Melbourne is part of the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere. It is a hub of innovation, exceptional collaboration opportunities and cutting-edge facilities.
Early-Mid Career Researchers Association
Supporting postdoctoral researchers in the School, EMCRA offers networking opportunities and an annual collaborative seed-funding grant: the EMCRA Collaborative Award.
Our alumni community brings together our talented graduates – from those working in medicine, professional health, engineering to law and commerce. Stay connected with this global network.Connect with us
Our alumni and donors enrich our School’s work in many ways. From creating scholarships, supporting ground-breaking research to building partnerships and community engagement.Find out more
Collaboration with industry, other institutions and research organisations, the community, not-for-profits and government means research outcomes in our School can have a global impact.Find out more
The School of Biomedical Sciences includes some of the University, and Victoria’s, most historically renowned departments, hosting a number of unique programs of community and scientific interest.Discover
Our Research Centres and Programs
Centre for Muscle Research
Investigating the mechanisms underlying skeletal muscle wasting and weakness.
Centre for Stem Cell Systems
Maximising the visibility, understanding and translational impact of stem cell research and technologies.
Melbourne Academy of Surgical Anatomy
Lifelong learning opportunities in surgical education and training.
Body Donor Program
One of the longest running and largest donor programs in Australia for anatomical examination and the teaching of anatomy.
Advancing the research and teaching of developmental, degenerative and chronic disease.
Welcome to the home of world-class medical research and learning in anatomy and physiology
Where cutting-edge facilities, digital learning spaces, custom programs and research opportunities focus on autonomic and enteric neuroscience, cardiometabolic health, muscles, stem cell and developmental biology and sensory neuroscience.
Meet our Head of Department
Remaining at the forefront of scientific research aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human body in health and disease – while employing novel and imaginative research methods – is Professor Matthew Watt’s vision for the new Department of Anatomy and Physiology.
Our Research Centres and Programs
Key research themes of neuroscience, metabolism and diabetes and cell biology are paving the way for how we understand the structure and function of the human body.