Welcome from the Head of School

On behalf of our supportive and inspiring team of academics and professional staff, I welcome you the School of Health Sciences.

You can make a difference in the lives of local and global communities with a career as a health professional from one of our many programs offered across three campuses: Callaghan, Ourimbah and Singapore.

When you study with us you will gain hands on learning experience including clinical placements in local and rural facilities, private and public hospitals, university run clinics and simulated learning experiences with state-of-the-art technology.   Graduating from one of our programs will prepare you for a rewarding career and maximise your employment prospects in growing industries.

Undergraduate programs are currently offered in:

Postgraduate study is also available in:

More than 85% of our graduates find employment (QILT). As a former student, I can tell you from personal experience what a great place our school is to learn, to study and to be inspired! Now as Head of School, I’m dedicated to the University’s vision of a world-leading university for our regions. This means developing graduates that make a difference to the health outcomes for the communities we serve.

Our graduates are work ready and in demand, having turned their passion for improving people’s health into highly sought-after professional skills. This pride extends to our globally recognised researchers whose projects are translated into real world practice.

When you complete a Health Science program at the University of Newcastle you join an alumnus of well-respected clinicians and researchers practising here in Australia and around the world. We are driven by excellence in all our disciplines and we are excited about the future. We welcome your interest to join and study a Health Science program with us.

Yours truly,

Associate Professor Carole James
Acting Head, School of Health Sciences
The University of Newcastle

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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.