Teaching and learning

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.

We are excited by the opportunity to challenge, support and inspire our students through a learning environment that blends academic and professional training.

We support our students to be leaders in their field of endeavour and competitive on the world stage.


We are committed to training health professionals and researchers from a range of backgrounds. This approach makes the most of the extensive skills, perspectives and networks that a diverse health workforce brings; drives innovative solutions to health care challenges; and encourages patients from diverse backgrounds to seek health care assistance.


Our academic staff rank among the best educators and researchers in the country. We have achieved an esteemed profile through employing national and international leaders in medical and health sciences, all of whom are supported by fit for purpose infrastructure, governance and resources.


Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees use a combination of educational delivery modes including face-to-face, distance (both offshore and onshore) and mixed mode deliveries.

Our students use innovative and state-of-the art learning digitalisation to supplement their face-to-face lectures, tutorials and experiential learning gained through clinical placements and simulated learning environments.


Our degree programs are focused on the education of professionals. Our students are continually putting into practice the theory and hands-on skills they learn throughout their degree.

Students’ establish close practical links with their chosen field through Local Health Districts, private hospitals and community services, or through industry involvement. This means what they learn is truly consumer focused, relevant and practical.


Our blended learning environment of discipline education and professional training produces graduates who are career ready and regarded as among the best in the country

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.