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.

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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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News • 1 Mar 2021

Call for aged care focus on domestic violence

Australian researchers have called for additional services for survivors of intimate partner violence – warning those who have these experiences are more vulnerable to elder abuse.

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News • 2 Feb 2021

Today’s cancer patients need not be tomorrow’s cardiovascular patients

Today’s cancer patient may be tomorrow’s cardiac patient, with almost a third of people who survive cancer developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).

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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.