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Health & Medicine

Have a direct, positive influence on the wellbeing of others

Studying Health and Medicine at UOW puts you on a career path where you can have a direct, positive influence on the wellbeing of others. The skills you will learn are highly-transferable across a range of careers.

However big the challenges of a career in health become, the opportunities and rewards are bigger. Health care has been the biggest provider of new jobs in Australia and is projected to contribute 14.9% of employment growth from 2018 to 2023. Source: Information Portal Employment Projections.

Belong to one of the best

  • Exceptional graduate outcomes: In the 2020 Good Universities Guide, UOW ranked first in Australia for graduates in full-time employment for Medicine. UOW also ranked first in NSW for median starting salary, overall quality and teaching quality for Medicine
  • Number 1 in NSW: UOW ranked second in Australia and number one in NSW and ACT for Health Services and Support, in the Federal Government's Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)2020.
  • Top 250 in the World: UOW was rated among the top 250 universities in the world for Life Sciences in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.

A degree from UOW opens doors: You'll learn from professional dietitians, nurses, doctors, exercise physiologists, medical scientists, health administrators and researchers. Peak professional bodies accredit our degrees, see individual course descriptions for more detail.

  • Gain hands-on skills: Practical placements are built into our industry accredited degrees. Every clinical placement will develop the practical skills that you need to become a highly sought after graduate.

    In 2021, many of the practical components of our courses will return to face-to-face learning in our state of the art facilities or out in the field, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the theory and develop your practical skills. Further details on individual subject delivery will be available when the timetable is released or alternatively, you can speak to the Academic Program Director. For more information, please visit the returning to campus website.

  • Beyond the textbook: Anatomy class at UOW uses human cadavers in the Human Anatomy Laboratory. Our clinical learning Laboratories in nursing and medicine have the technology to give you the closest experience to seeing real patients.


Number 1

UOW Medicine ranked number one in Australia for graduates in full-time employment.

The Good Universities Guide 2021

Become one of the world's most employable graduates

At UOW, you'll develop real-world practical skills and content, not just theory. The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked employers’ overall satisfaction with UOW graduates at 89.6%, placing UOW 1st among NSW universities.

UOW’s strong links with industry will ensure that you graduate with the skills and attributes that are highly valued by employers in a wide variety of careers:

  • Allied health professional
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Community or registered nurse 
  • Counsellor
  • Dietitian 
  • Doctor
  • Exercise scientist / physiologist
  • General practitioner
  • Health administrator
  • Health promotion officer
  • Health worker
  • Industry health worker
  • Laboratory technician
  • Nutritionist
  • Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Sports administrator
  • Sports rehabilitator
  • Sports scientist

Read more: What can I do with my degree?

Meet Rebecca

I chose to study Medical and Health Sciences because I've always been fascinated with how our bodies work and this degree gives a really good foundation on the basic sciences so we can understand how our bodies function day to day. Being able to gain hands-on experience within the anatomy, chemistry, and biology labs has really built my confidence and reinforces the theory we are presented within lectures.RebeccaBachelor of Medical and Health Sciences

Real-world experience

At UOW, you're more than a number. You'll learn from experts in a range of medical fields, and gain real practical skills in smaller, personalised classes.

Alumni stories

With the Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences, the most enjoyable thing that I've found throughout my 3 years is the flexibility of subjects. I've been able to delve into different areas of health such as public health or more anatomy and physiology subjects, which is directing my attention to what I want to do further in my career.
We have an amazing Anatomy program here which is a feed on from a body donation program, which allows undergraduates to work within an anatomy lab with cadaver material. That's not on offer at all universities and that does provide us with a step forward in our anatomy academia.
The thing I like most at UOW is that the classes are very small and personalised so you don't feel like you're just a number, and you can get all the support and help that you need. The best thing is that all the theory that you learn and all the experiments and the procedures can all be applied to the real world so you get to understand at a deeper level what's going on in health and disease.
So one of the really cool things about studying nutrition at UOW is all the teachers are fully accredited. They're all dieticians and they have so much experience or everything's really current and up-to-date.

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