The School of Medicine was established in 1965 to meet the requirements of establishing locally trained medical practitioners for Tasmania. This mission is central to the School's educational goals, with a substantial focus on our 5-year undergraduate MBBS course, which is amongst Australia's leading medical training programs. The School also has a focus on research and scholarship, with all our courses leading to opportunities for Honours and postgraduate research. The Bachelor of Biotechnology and Medical Research has a particular emphasis on preparing students for future careers in biomedical research. The School continues to contribute to Australia's health workforce needs with programs for training paramedic practitioners in both Tasmania and New South Wales. In addition, the School has a number of postgraduate coursework and research degrees that are targeted at enhancing the capacity of health practitioners in a variety of settings across Australia.
Staff of the School of Medicine have a high commitment to quality teaching and research outcomes. School staff have developed a number of innovative teaching programs that have received national recognition. In addition, the School of Medicine's research strength lies in a diversity of fields such as clinical, educational, biomedical and health services research.
The School is also fortunate in having a range of partners, in both public and private health care settings, who contribute substantially to our teaching and research programs. In this regard, the success of the School in a range of academic endeavours lies in the level of engagement of both staff and our partners in achieving excellent health educational and research outcomes.
Prof James Vickers, Head of School of Medicine
Authorised by the Head of School, Medicine
20 May, 2013