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About the Faculty

Professor Alastair Burt

Professor Alastair Burt,
Executive Dean

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences mission is to improve the health and care of individuals and communities in South Australia, our region and globally through world class research, learning and practice.

Recognised as a world leader in health education and research, our programs are informed by cutting-edge research integrated with high quality teaching. Our academics include outstanding staff that are national and international leaders in their fields, providing a transformational student-centred learning experience.

We aim to transform the future healthcare workforce by developing high achieving team skills and clinical leadership together with the generation of new models of care. Our research will transform future health outcomes for patients through our innovative clinical and translational research and transform the health of populations through implementation of our discoveries and our influence on health policy.  We graduate highly skilled and compassionate professionals in their chosen careers who aspire to the highest standards of integrity and ethical behaviour.

The Faculty is currently in one of the most exciting periods of its long history. We are embarked upon major infrastructure developments most notably the construction of a 14 floor building in the South Australia Health and Biomedical Precinct in the West End adjacent to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI. This is due to open in early 2017 and will house five major research themes, the new Dental hospital and our flagship Medical and Nursing programs. We are also in the midst of a major organisational restructure which is designed to provide highly effective and efficient governance of all aspects of our academic endeavors.

Professor Alastair Burt
Executive Dean

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Internationalisation Strategy 2016-18 The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences aims to increase its involvement and success in internationalisation in line with the Beacon of Enlightenment Operational Plan 2016-18 to enhance its excellence in teaching, research and innovation.
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Download - Internationalisation Strategy 2016-18

Transforming Health Research Following extensive consultation, The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Research Strategy Taskforce identified a number of strategic measures which are designed to foster excellence, drive research and ensure health impact.
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   /   Research Operational Plan

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Faculty of Health Sciences Operational Plan 2016-18 Enabling and supporting our Learning and Teaching agenda and Research and Research Training agenda, requires a transformation of capability and capacity in core areas of our people, processes, infrastructure and community.
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Download - Operational Plan 2016-18
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