The faculty comprises seven schools:

  1. Curtin Medical School
  2. Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine
  3. Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Speech Pathology
  4. Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
  5. Physiotherapy and Exercise Science
  6. Psychology
  7. Public Health.

Graduate employability

Curtin collaborates with some of the biggest companies globally to ensure our research and education is relevant and that you graduate highly employable. The 2015 Graduate Destination Survey indicated that 93.1 per cent of Curtin health students secured full or part-time employment upon the completion of their degree.


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 discovery in chronic conditions, pathogenesis and management of disease, neurosciences and mental health and research into teaching and learning towards better health.

Courses with a difference

From nursing, nutrition and food science, and laboratory medicine to occupational therapy, physiotherapy and psychology, just to name a few, you’ll not only have access to courses recognised by industry, but also state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding teaching quality and a vibrant campus life. Curtin University offers a range of nationally accredited and internationally recognised health degrees.

Fieldwork placements are part of all professional courses, which means as a Curtin Health Sciences student, you’ll have the opportunity to put theory into practice and learn in a real-world setting as part of your study experience. Real-life settings provide the ideal learning environment for you to learn and be assessed on communication, teamwork, conflict resolution and reflective practice skills.

Student working in physiotherapy clinic

Our physiotherapy clinics

Students in their final years of study and physiotherapy graduates are supervised by experienced physiotherapists in our professional treatment area.

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Students working together in the simulated hospital ward

Simulated hospital ward

Simulation is an important part of learning in Health Sciences, which is why Curtin has invested over $2.5 million in a new state-of-the-art simulated hospital environment to assist in the training of nurses and midwives.

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