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.
Our footprint extends beyond Tasmania, we have had a presence in NSW since 2006. Our campuses are located in Rozelle and Darlinghurst and offer nursing and paramedic education in partnership with local hospitals, health services and Ambulance NSW. Our Rozelle campus also includes the Australian Institute of Health Service Management.
Who we are
The School of Health Sciences specialise in nursing, laboratory medicine, allied health science and rural health.
The School of Medicine encompasses the divisions of medicine, paramedicine, pharmacy and psychology.
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Menzies exists to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for Tasmanians.
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.
Our Study options
We offer a range of study options in Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Research and Health Professional Development.
Health Sciences & Community Care
The health sector is Australia’s fastest growing industry incorporating a number of health roles. Explore study options in nutrition, exercise science, laboratory medicine, dementia care, public health and much more.
Medicine is a demanding career and an exciting and important field. Studying medicine is the very beginning of a lifelong learning journey in health.
Paramedics are often the first trained healthcare professional in a critical situation. They have the knowledge and skills to assess and manage a broad range of clinical presentations in any environment.
Pharmacists play a central part in primary health care teams. Working alongside doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, they are essential in helping people manage their health.
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.
Better Health Stories
A paramedic education that opens doors and opportunities
Justin Blomeley studied Paramedic Practice remotely and now he’s on his way to being registered.