The Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle is one of the most comprehensive health faculty of its kind in Australia and one of the most comprehensive in the world. The Faculty brings together a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs aimed at preparing students for rewarding careers and research in the fields of health care. Its programs are renowned for their student-centred approach and emphasize the development of the skills and knowledge necessary for careers in a rapidly changing international environment.
Newcastle's Faculty of Health is one of the top 10 research institutions in the country with total annual funding of approximately $31 million from external grants and partnerships. The Faculty has a contingent of 231 research higher degree Masters and PhD students across its four Schools. It is a multi-professional faculty offering interdisciplinary training in health and medical research. A leader in the fields of neuroscience, cancer research, reproduction, public health, asthma and respiratory disease, the Faculty has internationally competitive facilities for biotechnological research. The university's Priority Research Centres include research in asthma and respiratory diseases, bioinformatics, and information-based medicine, brain and mental health research, gender, health and ageing, as well as reproductive science.
The School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle excels in the teaching and learning of health professionals. They have a strong focus on valuing and applying multi-professional health education and practice to their teaching and research activities. Study within the school allows students to train as a health professional with strong skills to work in a multi-professional health care environment.Within the school, they offer a broad range of study options in the health professions, providing undergraduate courses leading to degree programs in the following focus areas:
University of Newcastle Postgraduate Health Sciences Degrees
Master of Applied Health and Business Psychology
Master in Clinical Epidemiology
Master of Clinical Medicine (Leadership and Management)
Master of Family Studies
Graduate Certificate in Family Studies
Master of Health Science
Graduate Certificate in Health Science
Master of Medical Statistics (Distance)
Graduate Diploma in Medical Statistics
Master of Workplace Health and Safety
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