College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing
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Welcome to the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing – an innovative, research-intensive centre of education excellence.
Our research strengths
A new way to care for pets with cancer
In an Australian first, University of Newcastle researcher Dr Yolanda Surjan is leading a cancer treatment revolution for animals and their owners.
Tackling suicide rates in rural and remote Australia
People in rural and remote Australia are 50 percent more likely to die by suicide than those living in our major cities. University of Newcastle experts are developing tailored intervention programs designed to change that.
COVID-19: Mobilising expertise for impact
In the face of a global pandemic, University of Newcastle experts team up with health and industry partners to create solutions for its communities.
A graduation like no other
There is light at the end of the tunnel for 550 students who will celebrate the culmination of their studies at the University of Newcastle Callaghan graduation ceremonies this week.
Family and friends online support program expands to cover all addictions
An online intervention and e-health program to help families and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) has expanded to cover any type of substance addiction, including alcohol.
COVID-19 face shield team wins AFR Higher Education Award
The University of Newcastle‘s ‘COVID-19 equipment shortage’ team has won a national higher education award for its remarkable contribution to the Australian community.
Trailblazers celebrated in 2020 Alumni Excellence Awards
A world-leading researcher and advocate for Indigenous health, a match-maker’ for species conservationists, a 'Power 50' in the Australian music industry and the co-host of Australia’s first all Indigenous breakfast show are among the 2020 University of Newcastle Alumni Excellence recipients.
Aboriginal ear surgeon honoured with Menzies Medallion
Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon, the highly acclaimed ear, nose and throat surgeon, Associate Professor Kelvin Kong has been awarded the prestigious Menzies Medallion.
University of Newcastle secures over $6 million in ARC funding
The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded the University of Newcastle more than $6 million in competitive research funding through its Discovery Projects and Linkage Projects schemes.
The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths
The Science of Weight Loss: Dispelling Diet Myths is a free online course. Arm yourself with the knowledge and tools to make healthy eating decisions as you learn the science behind weight loss and dispel diet and nutrition myths.
Drawing Nature, Science and Culture: Natural History Illustration
Learn how to see and draw nature like an illustrator. Build observational and visual interpretation skills in an interactive and enjoyable way.
Nutrition Communication for Health Professionals: Key Concepts
If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.
Our new College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing replaces the
Faculty of Health and Medicine.