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.
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.
The Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences (AHMS) building is situated in the heart of Adelaide's BioMed City adjacent to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI. AHMS brings together more than 1700 students and 600 health researchers in a vibrant and innovative environment of learning and discovery and is home to the Adelaide Medical School, Adelaide Nursing School, Adelaide Dental School and Adelaide Dental Hospital, the School of Public Health and the state-of-the-art Adelaide Health Simulation.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.