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About us

The Faculty follows a long tradition of discipline-based course delivery in the health professions, offering courses in Exercise, Sports and Rehabilitation Science, Food Science and Technology, Health Information ManagementHealth Promotion, Health, Safety and Environment, Health Sciences, Human Biology Preclinical, Laboratory Medicine, Medical Imaging Science, Midwifery, Molecular Genetics and BiotechnologyNursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Oral Health Therapy,ParamedicinePharmacy, Physiotherapy, PsychologySocial Work and Speech Pathology, and is well integrated with the professions in which our graduates practice.

Health Sciences staff are actively involved in clinical practice and leading professionals from the healthcare sector also contribute to teaching our courses. At the same time, our strong academic orientation keeps us at the forefront of evidence-based practice. Aligned with our teaching interests, the Faculty includes a large number of areas of research including health informatics and genomics, human movement and rehabilitation, metabolic health, lifespan – development and ageing, healthy environment and behaviours, vulnerable populations, biomolecular interactions and drug discoery in chronic conditions, pathogenesis and management of disease, neurosciences and mental health and research into teaching and learning towards better health.