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

The Faculty of Health and Medicine has been integrated into the new College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing.

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
Ranked 132 ? in the world - Medicine
Ranked 36 ? in the world - Nursing

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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

COVID-19 and surgery

News • 25 Mar 2021

Patients should get COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce death risk: study

An international research study has found that surgery dramatically increases the risk of death from COVID-19, recommending that all non-emergency surgery patients be vaccinated while awaiting procedures.

fast food hearts attacks

News • 17 Mar 2021

Research shows possible link between number of fast-food outlets and heart attacks

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health (HNE Health) have found that for each new fast-food outlet the number of heart attacks per 100,000 people went up by four.

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Featured story • 3 Mar 2021

Modest, sustainable changes proven key to beating childhood obesity

An international study of weight management interventions for children above a healthy weight range or living with obesity has identified personalised, nutrition-led guidance is an effective strategy to achieve long term dietary changes.

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Upcoming events and conferences

JTDs pitching

Event • 29 Apr 2021 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join the Dots - Pitching

Hear from founders and business leaders throughout the region as we explore the art of pitching.

Funding Roadmap

Event • 3 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Funding Roadmap

Find out first-hand what opportunities are available to bring your new product, process or service through the phases of “explore – experiment – accelerate – scale” right here in the Hunter.

Jennifer Holland

Event • 5 May 2021 from 8:00am - 9:00am

Startup Stories - Jennifer Holland (Throat Scope)

Join us at Startup Stories for an engaging session with one of Australia’s brightest medtech CEO’s and local Newcastle entrepreneur as she shares her insight into building a world-class company and scaling it across the globe.

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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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The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.