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 campus is located in Rozelle 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 specialises in laboratory medicine, allied health science and rural health.
The Tasmanian School of Medicine encompasses the programs of medicine, paramedicine, medical sciences and health innovation.
The School of Nursing is home to both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We are Australia’s largest provider of online postgraduate nursing education.
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology has a proud history of excellence and teaching and continues to be a global leader in pharmacy practice research and medication safety.
The School of Psychological Science looks to solve some of the most challenging issues in our community and provides specialist training, clinical services and education at a graduate and undergraduate level.
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Menzies exists to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for Tasmanians.
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".
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.
Nurses are highly respected health professionals with a great depth of skill and knowledge. Few professions offer such challenges, rewards and diversity at the frontline of healthcare.
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
Risk environments put to the test in new MND research
A team of Tasmanian researchers will lead a new study into how interactions between an individual’s genetics and the environment in which they live contribute to motor neurone disease (MND).Associate Professor Tony Cook, from the University of
New study aims to improve patient care in state's EDs through clinical pathways
New research into how clinical pathways for acute care in Tasmanian emergency departments can help improve patient care is underway.Dr Viet Tran, from the University’s Tasmanian School of Medicine, is leading a multi-disciplinary study that aims
Research project to deliver world-first data on impacts of chest infections post surgery
New research which will deliver world-first data on the impacts of chest infections after major survey, for both patients and hospitals, has been funded through an NHMRC Investigator Grant.Ianthe Boden, physiotherapist and senior lecturer at the
New modelling shows the scale and impact of Long COVID across Australia
New modelling of the likely scale and severity of Long COVID in Australia has just been released by researchers from the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research and Deakin University’s Institute for Health