Health and Medical Sciences

Health and medical science professionals work to improve individuals' and populations' health by preventing disease and promoting wellbeing.

  • Experience a remarkable health culture

    The University of Adelaide's rich history of world-class health education and research spans more than 135 years. We conduct breakthrough health research—consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities internationally—that leads to new treatments, new ways of thinking, and the development of new health policies.

    Our health and medical science degrees are the perfect place to start—or advance—your career in health.

  • Benefit from our strong health industry partnerships

    The University of Adelaide has robust and extensive partnerships across the South Australian health and medical sector. Our programs are designed in-line with industry best-practice and requirements, providing you with relevant and up-to-date knowledge. Networking opportunities allow you to establish valuable professional connections, and some programs also provide industry or research placements. For example, our undergraduate degrees in health and medical sciences have formal placement partnerships with respected institutions including SA Health, CMAX, Kidsafe SA, Safework SA, Sonder, GPEx, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and others.

    These partnerships cultivate a dynamic learning environment and empower our students to emerge as well-rounded health care professionals, ready to navigate the ever-evolving health landscape.

  • Career prospects

    Health is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing industries, with 16% industry growth predicted by 2026. With a degree in Health and Medical Sciences you'll gain extensive, readily transferable, and highly sought-after skills - preparing you for a wide variety of health careers. This includes in:

    • medical research
    • public health
    • nutrition science
    • health policy
    • diagnostic and pathology laboratory work
    • pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Make History in Health and Medical Sciences

The world needs confident and passionate health leaders to respond to urgent health issues and drive discovery. Like our graduate Hannah does, as she leads the supportive oncology research group at SAHMRI.

  • Ranked #71 globally for Clinical and Health*
  • Ranked #92 globally for Life Sciences and Medicine^
  • Strong employment growth predicted (up 16% by 2026)

*Times Higher Education World Rankings by Subject, 2024.
^QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023.
Australian Government, Labour Market Insights, 2023.

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The Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences was a really good opportunity to explore different areas of health—from physiology to public health. What I love most about my work is seeing the direct impacts of the work that we're doing. It's incredible to be able to use the health skills and knowledge that I've attained and be able to use it so quickly, and really contribute.
One of the best things about studying at the University of Adelaide is the passion and the enthusiasm the professors bring to the courses. It was a very welcoming and very supportive environment to study in.
The degree is taught by the very best experts of biostatistics in Australia and I found the interactions with them incredibly formative. The most exciting thing about the degree is learning specialised skills that help us advise investigators on planning medical research effectively, from the early stages of an idea for a research question to how to implement it with a sound research design and analysis.
Gabriella Lincoln - Master in Biostatistics

Gabriella Lincoln

Biostatistics Collaboration of Australia

Master in Biostatistics