School of Medicine

School of Medicine

The UOW School of Medicine is committed to producing excellent graduates who are committed improving the health of individuals, communities and populations. We are a multidisciplinary school with a range of undergraduate and postgraduate course offerings in the fields of Indigenous Health, Medical and Exercise Science, Medicine, Nutrition and Dietetics. The School enjoys an excellent reputation and is ranked in the top 350 institutions in the world in the subject field of Medicine in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2017).

The School of Medicine provides educational experiences that are engaging, challenging and relevant for our students. We focus on producing graduates who can work in a diversity of settings including rural and regional Australian, as well as internationally. Our high standards of academic rigour, breadth of knowledge across the health spectrum and a supportive community, ensure that our graduates are career-ready and have the skills to tackle the most challenging issues in health for the benefit of the local, national and global communities.

Our research makes a positive contribution to the health of the communities we serve. School of Medicine researchers are addressing a range of important population health challenges including health equity, Indigenous health, rural and regional health, mental health, health of older people and prevention and management of chronic illness. Our research strengths range from laboratory scientists investigating mechanisms of disease through to practitioners investigating the social determinants of health and delivery of health services.

Latest News

Karen Charlton

22 May 2017
Is your diet putting you at risk of iodine deficiency?

ABC Programme Life Matters. : Karen Charlton, nutritional epidemiologist at the University of Wollongong's School of Medicine 

3 May 2017
Brain stimulation during exercise boosts strength, stamina and brain function

Brain stimulation - thumb

Researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) have shown that brain stimulation in conjunction with exercise not only improves muscle strength and cardiovascular function above that provided by exercise alone, but that it also improves brain function.

The research has a number of potential medical uses, for example to assist the elderly improve cardiovascular and neuronal function, to help stroke patients recover body movement, and could also be used to improve the performance of elite athletes..  Read more..

National Colombo Plan Grant

ICU Department - Samoa
Recently Associate Professor Spiros Miyakis and Jodie Douglas, Curriculum Manager, travelled to Samoa on a National Colombo Plan (NCP) Grant. Four students were undertaking their 6 week Clinical elective in Samoa during this time. The students were all recipients of a NCP Grant.

High Commission - Samoa
Prof Miyakis and Jodie spent 3 days working with the students in the Hospital and meeting with colleagues from the Australian High Commission and The National University of Samoa.