medical science

Aspiring to find a cure for cancer isn’t a cliché. At UOW we’re at the forefront of health and medical research in Australia, tackling motor neurone disease and Alzheimer’s, antimicrobial resistance, and finding new treatments for cancer. If you’d like to join our efforts and add to the advances gained through medical science, choose your path at UOW below.

How will you advance medical science?

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My passion for medical and health science has stemmed from doing a lot of health and fitness back in high school. I’d go to the gym and do different sports. Coming to university, I was able to do all my anatomy and physiology subjects and so that’s where my passion is going towards, learning everything about the human body. Matt Bright BACHELOR OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCE

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Nursing is not just about dispensing medication or administering treatments. Nurses also are responsible for teaching patients about preventing and managing medical conditions. By relaying information, nurses help patients take control of their healthcare. Ibrahim Alananzeh Lecturer, School of Nursing

See where your degree could take you

Your interest in advancing medical science could lead to a diverse and rewarding career, with opportunities in medical research, and healthcare in both the public and private sectors.

No matter your path, your UOW degree is appreciated by employers; UOW is consistently rated in the world's top 200 by global employers (QS Graduate Employability rankings). Here are just some of the careers you could pursue:

  • Allied health professional
  • Biomedical researcher
  • Clinical nurse consultant
  • Dietitian
  • Doctor
  • Emergency nurse
  • Exercise scientist / physiologist
  • General practitioner
  • Health administrator
  • Health care manager
  • Health worker
  • Indigenous health officer
  • Laboratory technician
  • Mental health advocate
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Registered nurse
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Scientific researcher
  • Specialist nurse
  • Sports scientist
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