School of Biomedicine

At the University of Adelaide’s School of Biomedicine, you’ll be immersed in one of Australia’s best environments for health education, research, and service.

The School of Biomedicine offers a range of world-class programs that produce the next generation of biomedical scientists, doctors and health professionals.Professor Andrew Zannettino, Executive Dean


The School of Biomedicine will give you the opportunity to specialise in four key areas of medical sciences—Anatomy and Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Reproduction and Development.

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The School of Biomedicine will be a hive of vibrant research, with the intention of attracting competitive grant support. Research will be undertaken in the key discipline areas of addiction studies, medical sciences, and reproduction and development.



The School of Biomedicine team is made up of passionate, highly skilled health professionals, academics, and researchers. You will also learn from our extended team of clinical titleholders - medical professionals from a wide range of specialist areas.

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Our research and teaching

Find out more about our discipline research and teaching excellence within the School of Biomedicine.

Anatomy and Pathology Pharmacology Physiology Reproduction and Development Adelaide Centre of Epigenetics

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Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel

Head of School

Professor Corinna Van Den Heuvel is the Head of the School of Biomedicine. She has been with the University for nearly 25 years and over this time has held numerous leadership positions. In addition to her Head of School role she is also the Program Director for the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences Program (BHlthMedSc).

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Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

Specialise in areas such as addiction studies, medical science and reproduction and development and enhance your skills in the application of biology and biochemistry to medical research or practice.