Medicine is potentially one of the most exciting and challenging of all professions. The Doctor of Medicine (MD) aims to produce knowledgeable, caring and competent graduates, well prepared to practise medicine under supervision as interns, and subsequently to commence postgraduate vocational training in any area of medicine.
Our mission is to produce well-rounded medical practitioners with a commitment to patient-centred, evidence-based, reflective and cost-effective medical practice who have the capacity and desire to contribute to the enhancement of health care for patients in all geographic settings, but particularly in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Our Indigenous Health Studies courses are open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. The courses cover areas including community health, community development, cultural issues, comparative Indigenous health issues and Indigenous health research; which are complemented with study in Aboriginal Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Education and other related areas.
Medical and Exercise Science
Exercise Science covers the effect of exercise on human performance in sport, fitness, industry tasks, injury and disease prevention, and on activities of daily living. In practice, it relies on a comprehensive understanding of the anatomical and physiological basis of human motion. Exercise Rehabilitation is specifically concerned with restoring good health and physical capability to people after illness or injury, or improving quality of life or managing physical function in people with chronic disease and physical disabilities.
Medical and Health Sciences
The medical and allied health industries are built on science—rigorous investigation, evidence-based decision-making and a powerful curiosity to understand how the human body works. Understanding the scientific bases of human structure, function and health is essential to developing therapies, treatments and health services.
The diversity and flexibility of our Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences degrees makes them an ideal qualification as a basis for a wide range of careers or further study in medicine and health sciences.
Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition is the science of how the foods we eat affect health. Eating well is central to supporting growth and development, preventing chronic disease, and general vitality at all stages of life. Nutritionists are scientists who apply their knowledge to improve the health of the public through nutrition research, communication of nutrition information or public health forums. Dietitians are specialist nutritionists who in addition to these research and public health roles, are accredited to work with individuals and groups to help improve their health outcomes and quality of life. This occurs in settings such as the community, hospitals, private practice, research and food service.