About the Department

The Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology plays a significant role in teaching, research and post-graduate training.  Our academic staff are dedicated and experienced experts in their field, committed to producing relevant research and strong student learning outcomes.  The Department has considerable links with outside institutes including industrial, agricultural, government and medical research laboratories.

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We offer provide research facilities and staff expertise across specialised laboratory facilities. Our research interests are aligned with two of the University's Research Focus Areas, Understanding Disease and Securing Food, Securing Food, Water and the Environment, and the world-class institutes, the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) and Agribio, the Centre for Agribioscience.

Graduates from our courses have diverse opportunities with potential careers in government departments and agencies, hospitals, community health centres, rehabilitation centres, pharmaceutical companies, private health-care organisations and research centres.