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're also South Australia’s #1 university for health education quality, experience and employability.

Our health and medical science degrees are the perfect launchpad for your health career. Drawing on all health sciences disciplines, you'll discover the human body in our dedicated anatomy labs and museum, explore global health issues, and undertake a year-long research placement or internship.

Open the door to multiple career options

Health is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing industries, with 16% industry growth predicted by 2026† The capabilities you gain from our health and medical sciences degrees will be extensive, readily transferable, and highly sought-after— ideally preparing you for a wide variety of health careers. This includes in:

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

Career prospects

Health is one of Australia’s largest and fastest growing industries—with 14% industry growth predicted by 2026†. As such, employment growth for the majority of health and medical sciences roles ranges from stable to very strong.

  • Ranked 59 globally for Clinical and Health*
  • Ranked 85 globally for Life Sciences and Medicine*
  • Strong industry growth

*QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2022
^Times Higher Education World Rankings by Subject, 2023

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The University of Adelaide provided me so many opportunities to find my passion and drive for future endeavours. From the wide range of courses and topics to learn, studying at university has been a great life experience.