The Monash University Department of Medicine at Monash Medical Centre is a leading centre for research and biomedical education.

Physiology describes the nature of life. It provides the framework for studying and exploring the bases of life. Physiologists view life from the simplest to the most complex levels of organisation – from the subcellular, to the whole person.

The Department of Microbiology contains more than 150 staff and research students, and is part of the School of Biomedical Science within the Faculty of Medicine

The department is responsible for the teaching of human anatomy in a range of degree programmes, and oversees the teaching of a BSc major in developmental biology.