At Adelaide Medical School you’ll have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience across multiple disciplines, each of which contributes to our teaching, research and research support activities.
The Discipline of Acute Care Medicine integrates anaesthesia, intensive care, pain medicine, emergency medicine and hyperbaric medicine. The discipline incorporates all aspects of perioperative medical care, and has a presence across the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH).
The Adelaide Rural Clinical School offers and supports a variety of clinical health education programs, and promotes rural health as a career providing high-quality, hands-on medical education experiences in a dynamic rural setting. Students have close contact with experienced teachers, with a strong emphasis on problem-solving and clinical reasoning through clinical placements.
The Discipline of General Practice provides exceptional undergraduate and postgraduate education for medical students and practising health professionals in the community, including coordinating clinical placements for undergraduate sixth-year medical students.
The Discipline of Medicine comprises broad-ranging functions in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, and clinical service and management. Students undertake basic science research, clinical research and epidemiological research across many areas, including: endocrinology, neurology, cardiology, chronic disease, gastroenterology, ageing, rheumatology and population health.
The Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has a long-established and outstanding international reputation in research concerning reproductive health. The lead researchers in the discipline are members of the Robinson Research Institute. Their areas of research comprise early origins of adult disease, fertility, conception, pregnancy and childbirth, and cancers of the female reproductive system. The discipline contributes to undergraduate teaching in medical and health sciences programs, has an active honours program, and consistently achieves outstanding evaluations for its contributions in these areas.
The Discipline of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences comprises the South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology (SAIO), offering ophthalmic sub-specialty services at the Royal Adelaide, Queen Elizabeth and Lyell McEwin hospitals. SAIO is a centre of excellence in eye care in Australia and the largest provider of ophthalmic care to the South Australian community. It conducts a dynamic research program incorporating clinical, basic science and epidemiological research divisions.
The Discipline of Orthopaedics and Trauma focuses on musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain, arthritis, osteoporosis and injury, with rotations combining orthopaedics and trauma, rheumatology and rehabilitation medicine. The discipline is home to the Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research.
The Discipline of Pharmacology is an interdisciplinary field comprising both experimental and clinical science across physiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, biology, physics, neuroscience, mathematics, statistics and medicine. The discipline studies how all types of drugs interact with our body: medicinal and recreational, legal and illegal, synthetic and naturally occurring, therapeutically beneficial medicines and potentially toxic substances.
The Discipline of Physiology is a scientific discipline that studies the functions of the body. It offers vibrant and dynamic research and postgraduate training programs, with particular strengths in the areas of cardiovascular physiology and neurophysiology. Undergraduate teaching also incorporates research concepts, research-focused practicals, and research placements, both in Adelaide Medical School and local affiliate laboratories within hospitals and biomedical research institutes.
The Discipline of Surgery studies the impact of diseases and trauma, the techniques and technology to repair or alleviate them, and the full range of treatment outcomes experienced by patients. The discipline undertakes research activity across a variety of surgical specialties, including vascular surgery, breast endocrine surgery, and ear nose and throat surgery. It also provides significant opportunities for postgraduate study.