Victorian Heart Hospital: New Home of Monash Cardiovascular Research

23 February 2023

Monash medical students have one more reason to celebrate studying at one of the best universities in the world!

Cardiovascular care, world-class research, and a significant healthcare network and workforce have combined in one place with the official opening of the Victorian Heart Hospital (VHH), home to the Monash Victorian Heart Institute (VHI), at Monash University, Clayton.

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Monash President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Gardner AC joined Victorian Premier the Hon Daniel Andrews, Minister for Health the Hon Mary-Anne Thomas, and Monash Health Chief Executive Professor Andrew Stripp to celebrate the opening of the 200-bed hospital. The first clinical services commenced February 23.

“The Victorian Heart Hospital is Australia’s first hospital dedicated to heart health in the southern hemisphere, where medical researchers, innovators, clinicians and health professionals of the future will work collaboratively to benefit patients and improve the heart health of communities throughout Australia,” Professor Gardner said.

The opening of this cutting-edge facility means that heart disease will be addressed from all angles—from research-informed patient care and community-wide initiatives aimed at reducing risk factors, to educating and training students in cardiovascular care, providing placements and job opportunities.

Operated by Victoria’s Monash Health, the VHH hosts the VHI on a dedicated floor of the building. The institute brings together world-leading cardiovascular experts, researchers, students and entrepreneurs who are focused on taking discoveries, techniques, and therapies out of the lab and into practice.

“Hospital patients are able to access world-class cardiac care, delivered by Monash Health, and ground-breaking Monash University research all under one roof,” said Professor Stephen Nicholls, director of both the VHI and the VHH.

Professor Christina Mitchell AO, Monash University’s Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, said that through the VHI, cardiovascular undergraduate and postgraduate training courses in medicine, nursing and allied health (physiotherapy, occupational therapy) are now located within the Heart Hospital, close to clinicians, practitioners and patients.

Monash medicine students will able to apply their learning to real-world challenges within the hospital, utilizing simulation suites and learning spaces while working with the brightest researchers and clinical teams to improve clinical practice.

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The Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine at Monash University has been designed in close consultation with doctors, health care professionals and leaders in the health and research sectors to give students the scientific background and clinical expertise to ensure that graduates are prepared for their future as a doctor.

Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine (graduate entry)
Location: Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria (approx. 2 hours southeast of Melbourne)
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Duration: 4 years
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Program: Bachelor of Medical Science Doctor of Medicine (undergraduate entry)
Location: Clayton Campus, Melbourne, Victoria
Intake: February
Duration: 5 years
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