Driving advances in health and medicine globally through world class research and teaching

Our school is recognised nationally and internationally as a hub of expertise in medical science.

Our world-class research drives solutions for global health issues. Our teaching provides the scientific foundation that underpins medical research, laboratory science, pharmacy and the health professions. We are proud to contribute to the education of health researchers and professionals across the faculty.

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100% ? of undergraduate Pharmacy graduates found full time employment within four months
12 ? Medical and Health Sciences areas rated at 'well above world standard'
$16 Million awarded in research grants in 2019

Why study biomedical science and pharmacy with us?

Providing teaching in all key medical science disciplines, our School provides a great range of study possibilities.

Our research achievements underpin our success in delivering expert teaching in medical science.

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    Our research is transforming health across the globe

    With one of the broadest research portfolios in the University, researchers and students alike can contribute to improving human health.

    At the forefront of advancing medical knowledge, our School produces cutting edge research outcomes making a significant impact on the global health priorities of today.

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