About the School
A multi-professional approach to health education
The School of Health Sciences at the University of Newcastle excels in the teaching and learning of health professionals. We have a strong focus on valuing and applying multi-professional health education and practice to our teaching and research activities. Study within the School allows you to train as a health professional with strong skills to work in a multi-professional health care environment.
Study in the health professions
Within our School, we offer a broad range of study options in the health professions, providing undergraduate courses leading to degree programs in nine primary focus areas:
- Family Studies
- Diagnostic Radiography
- Nuclear Medicine
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Occupational Therapy
- Oral Health
- Radiation Therapy
Honours study and research higher degree options (Masters and PhD) are also available in each of the disciplines. Postgraduate coursework programs are offered through Gradschool.com.au. Further options in postgraduate study for professionals in the health sciences are planned for introduction in the near future.
Our programs are predominantly based on the Callaghan campus in Newcastle with the exception of Oral Health and Podiatry programs, which are based on the Ourimbah campus on the Central Coast, and the Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety program, which is based primarily in the Singapore arm of the University. Some postgraduate courses are also offered via distance learning nationally and internationally.
A strong clinical focus
Our staff strike a balance between advancing the professional research profile of their respective areas and working together to educate future health care workers in a multi-professional health care environment. Our staff include internationally renowned researchers, award winning teachers and recognised leaders in their profession. The School thus offers an excellent selection of both undergraduate and postgraduate programs with links to the professions through student clinical placements. The School also has a strong link with the University Department of Rural Health, which faciliates student clinical placements in rural northern NSW.