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Clinical services / hypertension / blood pressure disorders

Outpatient Clinics

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Specialst Clinics on (03) 9496 2444


The analytical laboratory conducts specialist tests to analyse hormones, drugs and metabolites in patient samples.

Tests are conducted for a variety of purposes: therapeutic monitoring of patient drug levels, screening patient plasma and urine for hormones and metabolites that are elevated in disease states and for investigating the behaviour of new drugs and metabolites in clinical and basic research.

The laboratory also provides analytical support to the Pharmacy Department and Clinical Trials units.

Drug Evaluation Unit (DEU)

The DEU (University of Melbourne) conducts clinical evaluation of submissions for registration of pharmaceutical agents under contract for the Federal Government's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).


The hospital Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics conducts research into a broad range of clinical and basic areas of investigation. These include:

  • Cardiovascular pharmacology
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical hypertension
  • Heart failure
  • Diabetes, insulin resistance
  • Drug receptors, drug development, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, and toxicology.
  • Drug design and development and is responsible for a number of significant new compounds and diagnostic tests, some of which have been patented.

Description of University research activities are available on University of Melbourne website for the Department of Medicine at Austin & Northern Health (Frauman and Verberne groups).

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