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Melbourne University already has very strong links with Northern Health through the teaching partnership – The Northern Clinical School with medical students in the MD program . These students will form an important pipeline for our staff into the future and many will be involved in research projects enhancing those research links.
A major focus of the research we can carry out is what we call health services research – how do we improve the systems of health care delivery – new models of care, use of technology to provide more cost effective care. We also need to look at how we get teams of health professionals working across the primary care and hospital sector to investigate smarter ways of keeping patients out of hospital and seriously developing a disease prevention agenda. This will require significant input from all Schools in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science and the Schools of Medicine and Population Health.
More details about The University of Melbourne Research areas are available here.
The University of Melbourne – Northern Clinical School website is available via this link.