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 26 ? 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

Health research

News • 14 Sep 2021

NHMRC awards $8.3m to Newcastle researchers to investigate global health problems

Three University of Newcastle researchers are set to analyse some of the world’s most critical health problems, supported by more than $8.3m in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grants.

Professor Pradeep Tanwar

News • 16 Aug 2021

Substantial grant awarded in the fight against ovarian cancer

Professor Pradeep Tanwar and his team have studied women with a family history of ovarian cancer to identify a blood-based protein biomarker that could help save the lives of millions of ovarian cancer patients around the world.

New1000 study

News • 17 Jun 2021

Tackling health issues at their origin with NEW1000 study

Researchers will study the human microbiome in pregnant women, fathers, and their children to determine the impact of a healthy microbiome on health outcomes.

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Upcoming events and conferences

NFH Water Security

Event • 15 Oct 2021 from 5:30pm - 16 Oct 2021 until 8:00pm

New Futures Hackathon for Water Security

Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.

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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.