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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.

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.

Research in the College of Health and Medicine

The College brings together brilliant people with wide-ranging backgrounds and areas of expertise to solve critical issues for human health and medicine. Our themes of research are: Brain Science, Behaviour & Neurodegenerative Disease; Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease; and Molecular Genetics of Human Disease.

Our Vision is "To transform health outcomes through health-professional education and world class research that is of global importance and local relevance – leading to healthier, longer and better lives".

Tracey Dickson – Research in the College of Health and Medicine

Pathways to Research – Professors Ben Canny and Nuala Byrne

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.


Anatomy in action: Interactive learning in Medicine

Medical Scientist, Lauren Upston

Pharmacist, Adrian Hodge

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