Health & Biomedicine

The College of Health & Biomedicine is committed to helping you achieve your goals. Our innovative courses, flexible pathways and hands-on approach to teaching, learning and research provide you with relevant experience that prepares you for the real world.

We expect our student community to flourish as a result of our customisation of technology-enhanced learning and our strong partnerships with the health care industry.

We have a strong commitment to internationalisation of the curriculum to enable students to gain international experience, and we also host off-shore students.

The College operates at our St Albans, Werribee, City (Flinders Lane and Queen), and Footscray Nicholson campuses, as well as the Sunshine Hospital Western Centre for Health Research and Education.

VU Bachelor of Nursing graduate Kirsten Taylor

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Discipline guide

For an overview of our courses, research strengths and facilities, download the Health & Biomedicine Discipline Guide.

Dean's lecture series

The annual College of Health and Biomedicine Dean’s lecture series covers:

  • research
  • teaching and learning
  • clinical teaching
  • external engagement.

Highly regarded topic-area experts present to the College, wider university community and external partners.

Lecture 1 - Chronic diseases: the need to act now

Professor Maximilian de Courten MD, speaking to the audience

Prof Maximilian de Courten presenting on chronic disease research

Professor Maximilian de Courten, Director of the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (CCDPM) was keynote speaker at the first Dean's lecture on chronic disease.

Professor de Courten outlined the current chronic disease research and highlighted the areas where research is needed. He spoke about CCDPM's research plans.

His presentation received overwhelmingly positive audience feedback.

Lecture 2 - 'Diabetes: the largest epidemic in human history?'

Prof Greg Blatch, Prof Maximilian de Courten and Prof Paul Zimmet

Professor Paul Zimmet AO, Director Emeritus of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute was the keynote speaker at the second Dean’s lecture in September.

Professor Zimmet’s presentation touched on just some of the many projects that he has driven during his distinguished career.

It was a privilege to have one of Australia’s outstanding scientists present to the College at our St Albans campus.

Upcoming lecturers

Details of the next Dean’s lecture will be published as soon as they are finalised.

For further details, please email Pat McLaughlin at

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