La Trobe University

La Trobe University is a multi-campus university in Victoria, Australia. It was established in 1964 by an Act of Parliament to become the third oldest university in the state of Victoria. The main campus of La Trobe is located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora; two other major campuses are located in the Victorian city of Bendigo and the NSW-Victorian border centre of Albury-Wodonga. The university has a number of smaller campuses at Mildura, Shepparton, and Beechworth as well as a campus in Melbourne's CBD. La Trobe offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses across five major faculties, covering all the main learning areas: Education; Health Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences; Business, Economics and Law; and Science, Technology and Engineering. La Trobe is considered to be particularly strong in the area of arts and humanities; this was reflected in the 2005 Times Higher Education Supplement, where it was ranked amongst the top 25 institutions in the world in this category and third best in Australia.

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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Closing the gap in maternity care

A landmark study led by La Trobe University researchers has revealed that maternity care for First Nations mothers and babies can be improved through access to culturally safe continuity of midwifery care. Published in eClinical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Supporting children after trauma

A new report, RECOVER: Reconnecting mothers and children after family violence, reveals that a child-parent psychotherapy (CPP) program was effective in re-establishing a positive mother-child relationship after trauma, in ...

Oncology & Cancer

Telerehab effective for cancer patients

La Trobe University research has found delivering cancer patients' rehabilitation clinics by telehealth is safe, effective and removes barriers to participation, such as fatigue, travel and parking costs.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Website to help prevent suicide

La Trobe University researchers have developed a website to help people better identify and respond to suicide risk in their family members and friends.

Oncology & Cancer

Smart microscope slides detect cancer

A study published today in Nature demonstrates that by modifying the surface of conventional microscope slides at the nanoscale, biological structures and cells take on a striking color contrast that can be used to instantly ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Osteoarthritis program improving lives

Physiotherapy researchers led by La Trobe Associate Professor Christian Barton evaluated the effects of an education and exercise program on almost 2000 Australians with knee osteoarthritis.


Healthy bacteria thrive in the gut before birth

Australian researchers have discovered the gut microbiome—a complex ecosystem of microorganisms made up of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other life forms—is selected and starts developing as early as five months in utero.

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