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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Welcome to the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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.

Everything you need to know about studying with us

We offer degrees in medicine and surgery, dentistry and oral health, nursing, health and medical sciences, public health, psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, and addiction studies. Our faculty has an outstanding reputation for teaching and producing career-ready graduates, and is ranked third in Australia for securing full-time employment (Australian Graduate Survey 2015). Find out about our degrees, admission guidelines and how to apply.

Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building

The new Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building opened in early 2017, enabling the faculty to be ideally situated in the South Australian Health and Biomedical Precinct, adjacent to the new Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI. The AHMS building provides a state-of-the-art teaching space for our flagship medical and nursing degrees. It houses over 500 researchers and from mid-2017, it will also be the location of the Adelaide Dental Hospital.


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 Alastair Burt - Executive Dean


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 undergraduate medical degree at the University of Adelaide.

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Adelaide Dental School

Established in 1920, 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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Faculty Intranet

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.

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