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Tasmanian School of Medicine

Welcome to the Tasmanian School of Medicine

The Tasmanian School of Medicine has a proud history of excellence in teaching and research for over 50 years. The School is also vitally important for the Tasmanian community, working closely with the local health system and providing medical, paramedic and postgraduate education to produce excellent practitioners and future health leaders.

The University of Tasmania's medical program is one of Australia’s leading medical degrees, with high ratings for the quality of the learning experience as well as the capability of graduates as medical practitioners.

The Tasmanian School of Medicine benefits from many distinctive learning opportunities through innovation in teaching practice and being deeply embedded into the health system for clinical placements.

The School is committed to undertaking research of global significance, and capacity to become in engaged in research is a feature of all of our major degrees.

— James Vickers
Distinguished Professor and Head of the Tasmanian School of Medicine

Our programs and clinical schools

The Tasmanian School of Medicine covers a range of teaching and research in diverse areas, from clinical training through to changing our understanding of the human body and driving change in healthcare systems. Explore our areas of expertise below.


The Tasmanian School of Medicine has local, national and global partnerships and projects with other universities, medical research institutes, public and private health and hospital providers, foundations and government and non-government organisations.


Our research will improve the health of Tasmanians and make a global impact on human health and medicine.

Our research ranges from advancing understanding of human health at a molecular scale through to studies that focus on improving the health of whole communities and populations.

We perform essential discovery and translational research to improve the health of Tasmanians and to tackle diseases of global significance.

This includes cutting-edge research in our laboratories to understand issues such as the molecular underpinnings of development, the epigenetics of cancer, cellular level studies of respiratory health throughout the human lifespan and developing new molecular tools to probe brain function.

Our clinical, population and public health research directly impacts Tasmanians while uncovering critical insights of national and international significance. Our researchers also work with communities to improve health literacy and boost health professional education.

Million Dollars

research grants

in the last 2 years
PhD students
over ten years our PhD student numbers have


from 12 to 120