Department of Clinical Medicine

Department of Clinical Medicine

Our department is an integral element of Macquarie University’s initiative to develop Australia’s only university-led integrated health campus.

With our strong multidisciplinary approach to research, we tackle important research questions to bring new ideas and new evidence-based knowledge to health care.  

Our access to Macquarie University Hospital provides an ideal vehicle for translational research and a test-bed to develop new approaches in healthcare.

Through our PACE (Professional and Community and Engagement) program, you will be taken out of the classroom and into an industry related scenario where you’ll get hands-on experience in the field. More information can be found in the handbook.

Higher degree research

The Department of Clinical Medicine's research addresses questions of clinical importance in the delivery of better clinical care. These efforts can range from innovative treatments for aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations, or better therapies for glaucoma, through to novel orthopaedic surgical procedures and minimally invasive surgery for cancers, or targeted therapies and personalised cancer medicine.

If you are interested in doing research at Macquarie, please contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your ideas and potential supervision before applying. For more information on applying please contact the Higher Degree Research Office.

Grand rounds

On the last Wednesday of every month, all researchers are welcome to join the MQ Health grand rounds where current and fascinating medical and surgical cases are presented through energetic talks. Email to register your interest.


Students are encouraged to join MedSoc, a faculty postgraduate social network that helps connect our research students through a variety of social events.

On campus, orientation and support

On campus

The University provides support and information for students regarding on-campus food, childcare and travel needs.

Stay fit and active beyond the classroom with Macquarie’s Sport and Aquatic Centre which has a wide range of fitness classes and sporting facilities and a variety of membership options to suit your needs.


New and returning students are encouraged to attend Orientation week to celebrate the new session. Relax, explore and meet new people before lectures start the following week. Check out what is happening during 'O Week' and keep an eye on your emails for your invitation.


Need a little more help? Academic support is available for you providing academic and program advice, as well as peer support, study skills programs and training and support resources throughout your semester.

For help outside of your studies, the Health and Wellbeing teams can help by providing guidance on how to adjust to University life, counselling services, disability support services, student advocacy and much more. Don't forget, you can also tap into the student social clubs and groups as a way of connecting with others who share your passions.

Support is also readily available for Indigenous students and International students who need personal or academic advice.

Contact us 

Learn more about our support for current students, make requests regarding your studies online or contact us.  If you have questions, please go to or contact the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

International student enquiries: submit an online enquiry.


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