Health and Medical Sciences

Study health and medical sciences at Adelaide and you will gain the knowledge and skills to tackle the major health challenges facing the world today.

If you have an interest in preventing disease, promoting health and prolonging life, then our degrees can help you achieve your goals.

Our undergraduate degrees offer a unique selection of courses drawing from all health sciences disciplines. Your capabilities will be extensive, readily transferable, and highly sought-after, ideally preparing you for a wide variety of health careers. Build on your experience with our diverse offering of postgraduate degrees that cover all areas of public health, health economics and policy, biostatistics and translational health sciences.

Interested in studying Health and Medical Sciences at Adelaide?

Are you thinking of studying the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences? This degree is ideal for students who are interested in the human body and public health issues. You will have the opportunity to major in areas such as clinical trials, medical sciences, neurosciences, nutritional health, public health, and reproductive and childhood health.

You will acquire knowledge and skills suitable to a range of careers, including in medical research, nutrition science, health policy, community health, diagnostics and pathology laboratory work, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Read our Undergraduate Health Program Guidepdf file)Read our Undergraduate Health Program Guide

How to apply

Undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees

Applications to all University of Adelaide undergraduate and most postgraduate coursework programs are made online through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre(external link) (SATAC). The specific requirements for each degree are available on Degree Finder – make sure you read these thoroughly before applying.

Are you an international student? See our step-by-step international students' application guide for more information about how to apply.

Higher degrees by research

A key component of a successful postgraduate research experience is finding the best supervisor to help you achieve your investigative goals. Depending on your area of interest, there are several avenues for you to explore potential postgraduate research topics and locate a supervisor. For an overview of all research within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, visit our Research website and explore our areas of research.

If you are interested in applying for a Higher Degree by Research in our faculty please visit the Admission and/or Scholarship Application Process webpage on the Adelaide Graduate Centre website.

Once you're ready to apply, visit the Adelaide Graduate Centre, which administers both domestic and international postgraduate research applications. If you have any queries, contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre.

Study overseas

How does a few weeks’ study in Vietnam sound? Or Austria, China or Japan? How about a semester in Denmark, the USA or the Netherlands? At the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences we can offer you a wide range of exciting opportunities to study overseas within your degree. Depending on your program, Global Learning experiences available to you could include short study tours, semester exchanges, clinical placements and volunteer opportunities.

As a health and medical sciences student, you’ll have the opportunity to study overseas. For example, study the Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences and at Level 2 and 3 you can choose from specialised study tours that count as elective credit in some majors (such as Public Health), or opt for a Student Exchange with one of the University’s partner institutions from around the globe. For more information about studying overseas as a health and medical sciences or public health student, contact

Are you a current student with coursework queries?

We’re here to help. Come and see us at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Student Support Centre on the ground floor of Helen Mayo North on Frome Road, or make an appointment online. Alternatively, you can contact us by email or phone +61 8 8313 0273.