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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    Latest news

    Cancer Council NSW research grant success

    News • 12 Jan 2015

    $1 million in Cancer Council NSW project grants

    Two University of Newcastle (UON) cancer researchers from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health and Medicine have been awarded more than $1 million in Cancer Council NSW project grants for 2015.

    Medical Services Building

    News • 31 Mar 2014

    UON unveils $17.3m medical sciences teaching and research precinct

    The University of Newcastle today opened the doors to its state-of-the-art medical sciences precinct offering technology-enabled teaching facilities and laboratories to researchers, students and the region's health care workforce.

    Associate Professor Lisa Wood

    News • 24 Mar 2014

    Fruit-and-veg capsule set to combat obesity impacts

    Hunter Medical Research Institute researchers are examining whether a simple fruit-and-vegetable supplement, taken in capsule form, can reduce inflammation produced by fat cells and thereby lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma and cancers in overweight people.

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