The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is a world leader in health education and research. We seek to improve health care in Australia and internationally.
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For aspiring health leaders, there’s no better place to harness your potential and develop a career that positively impacts lives and wellbeing. Find out about our degrees and admission guidelines.
With a strong emphasis on productive industry partnerships, our respected health researchers lead transformative investigations that generate new insights, innovative technologies and treatments, and improved policy.
The Faculty Student Support Centre's Ask Health team is available to assist undergraduate and postgraduate students with degree-related enquiries, such as program advice and study plans.
Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building
The Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building brings together more than 1700 students and 600 health researchers in a vibrant and innovative environment where learning and discovery work hand in hand.
Adelaide Health Simulation is the most high-tech health care teaching facility in Australasia. The skills-based learning environment mirrors the Royal Adelaide Hospital and supports a variety of teaching modes.
Through our groundbreaking research, we are transforming the lives of South Australians and influencing the health of individuals and communities, globally. The integration of our research and teaching ensures our graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and capabilities to not only deliver the best care, but to be tomorrow’s health leaders.Professor Benjamin Kile, Executive Dean
Adelaide Dental School
Built over a proud 100-year history, Adelaide Dental School offers a range of clinically-focused undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in dentistry and oral health. Students have access to leading-edge facilities at the Dental Simulation Clinic so that they can practise real-world patient care procedures in a technologically-advanced environment.
Adelaide Medical School
Adelaide Medical School is the largest school in the University and includes highly successful researchers, talented academic teachers and a large pool of enthusiastic and motivated clinical titleholders. It has primary responsibility for teaching within the clinical years of the medical program at the University of Adelaide.
School of Biomedicine
The School of Biomedicine offers a range of world-class programs to enhance your skills in the application of biology and biochemistry to medical research or practice. You can specialise in four key areas of medical sciences—Anatomy and Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Reproduction and Development.
Adelaide Nursing School
Established in collaboration with the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide Nursing School promotes world-class nursing practice through excellence in student-centred teaching. Nursing is a practice discipline which is humanistic in nature and has a fundamental responsibility to promote health, prevent illness, restore wellness and alleviate suffering.
Adelaide Rural Clinical School
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.
School of Allied Health Science and Practice
At the School of Allied Health Science and Practice, you’ll be studying at South Australia’s most comprehensive and globally recognised health education environment. The School of Allied Health Science and Practice offers undergraduate honours degrees in physiotherapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy.
School of Psychology
The School of Psychology offers students a range of accredited pathways to becoming a psychologist. At postgraduate level, the School is unique in South Australia in offering three professional Master programs leading to registration as a Psychologist (Clinical, Health and Organisational and Human Factors).
School of Public Health
The School of Public Health aims to prevent disease and promote health in populations. It practises public health through its engagement as a community of leading scientists, educators and students to advance innovative ideas to change individual behaviours, public policies, and health care practices in areas such as child health and development, life course epidemiology, health technology assessment, economic modelling and indigenous health.
For faculty staff, titleholders and HDR students, our task-based intranet is a guide to common processes used throughout the faculty for teaching, research, human resources and other professional service areas.