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Welcome to the College of Health and Medicine

In the College of Health and Medicine, we aspire to meet the healthcare needs of an ageing population, reduce the burden of preventable chronic disease and deliver convenient and affordable health services while improving consumer engagement in healthcare.

As the University of Tasmania, we’re in a unique position. We are the only university in the state and as such, we benefit from close links with our community, our health system and our health professionals. It’s through these close links that we have built a lasting reputation in health professional education and translational research with a local, national and global impact.


We face a crisis in healthcare across the world. An ageing population and growing incidence of preventable chronic disease threatens to overwhelm our communities and healthcare systems.

Researchers in the College of Health and Medicine are taking a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing the needs of people in Tasmania and further afield in the prevention and management of chronic diseases, particularly those associated with ageing.

Repairing the brain

Closing the evidence to practice gap

Drug resistant asthma sufferers

The Health Experience

When you study with the College of Health and Medicine, you are preparing yourself for lifelong learning and a career where you will make a difference in your community.

Many of our courses include Professional Experience Placement. As a student, this means you will get to experience your chosen career in the workplace, putting theory into practice, in a real health care setting in Tasmania, across Australia, and maybe even internationally.

Pharmacist, Adrian Hodge

Medical Scientist, Lauren Upston

Anatomy in action: Interactive learning in Medicine

Better Health Stories