The University of Newcastle, Australia

Connect, enable and transform the health and wellbeing of our communities

At the Faculty of Health and Medicine, we prioritise integrated approaches with wellness-oriented solutions.

By fostering resilience, growing interprofessional skills and knowledge, and mobilising collective action, we will deliver better, healthier living for our communities.

Our staff have a passion and conviction to learn, succeed and assert an influence over global healthcare challenges.

Our students are prepared for the health and medical workforce of today — and tomorrow.

The quality of education and research we undertake is grounded in a harmonised agenda with our clinical, education, community and research partners.

We speak up for equity, diversity and inclusion and create pathways that enable capability, build confidence and foster belonging in education and health care provision.

Teaching Excellence

Within a rapidly changing research and tertiary education landscape, our Faculty is committed to producing exemplary health care practitioners and researchers who can provide innovative solutions that will deliver better, healthier living for our communities.

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Over 100 ? Indigenous doctors have graduated
Top 150 ? in the world - Medicine
Ranked 38 ? in the world - Nursing

Study with us

Comprising four Schools and having established partnerships with some of the region's leading healthcare providers, students at our Faculty have the opportunity to learn from world leaders in cutting-edge facilities.

Teaching and learning

Our degrees are designed to challenge, support and inspire our students through evidence-based learning environments that blend academic and professional training.

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Faculty research

Our researchers have access to industry-leading facilities and receive comprehensive support to enhance their capability to solve some of health and medicine’s most complex issues.

Latest news

Dr Myles Young

News • 16 Oct 2020

Researchers named AMP Tomorrow Makers

Two Newcastle researchers have made the 2021 AMP Tomorrow Makers list, earning grants to support their research in men’s health programs and bowel cancer.

Distinguished Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher AO

News • 14 Oct 2020

Funding for better outcomes for elderly after hip surgery

With hip fracture posing a major risk of death in people over 50, a new study aims to establish evidence for improved discharge planning for elderly patients following hip surgery.

Kelsey Tobin, the Clinic's dietitian

News • 12 Oct 2020

Students offer remote service to improve our diet

Students of the Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics program at the University of Newcastle are inviting people to video call or ‘Zoom’ in to a Telehealth clinic for advice on their diet.

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Upcoming events and conferences

RA-Open Access Week

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 11:30am - 1:00pm

Plan, Archive and Publish your Data - Data Management Dashboard Launch

Join this session to learn how to develop a Data Management Plan; create a data record in compliance with the Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research; and publish your data to meet your funding or publishing requirements.

Pitching workshop

Event • 19 Oct 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Grand Challenge Workshop: How to Pitch an Idea

At this workshop you'll learn the three elements of communication, how to build a compelling pitch and how to overcome nerves.

RA GAP

Event • 20 Oct 2020 from 10:30am - 11:30am

Grant Accelerator Program: How to Structure an Argument

Join this session to learn how to craft a captivating project description and structure an argument as part of your grant application

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Our partners

Enduring engagement with government bodies, industry, health-service providers and our communities are key to improving health and wellness. These partnerships are grounded in integrity and reciprocity, resulting in meaningful, long-lasting change.

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