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.

Advancing scientific research

Meet Ben, a Bachelor of Biomedical Science Student

Close video
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.

Learn more

    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.

    Learn about our research

    Latest news


    News • 26 Apr 2021

    Precision medicine could be all in the genes

    A breakthrough in precision medicine has revealed existing medications and supplements could be repurposed to solve gaps in the treatment of chronic respiratory disorders such as asthma.

    Featured story • 8 Apr 2021

    AstraZeneca’s blood clot risk is incredibly small. Australia shouldn’t follow the UK’s lead of offering under 30s another vaccine

    Authorities in the United Kingdom overnight recommended people under 30 be offered an alternative COVID vaccine to the AstraZeneca/Oxford shot. The recommendation came after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) found a “possible link” between the vaccine and blood clots.

    News • 2 Feb 2021

    Research shows nasal spray that protects against COVID-19 is also effective against the common cold

    Research into a new drug which primes the immune system in the respiratory tract and is in development for COVID-19 shows it is also effective against rhinovirus.

    View more news

    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.