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.
14 August 2017
Human trial to study health benefits of seaweed
Researchers to test effect of extract on gut, skin and metabolic health
Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) are about to embark on a second human trial to investigate the effect of seaweed fibre on gut, metabolic and skin health.
The research team, which includes Professor Barbara Meyer and PhD candidate Lauren Roach from UOW’s School of Medicine, and Dr Pia Winberg, an Honorary Fellow of the School of Medicine and director of Venus Shell Systems, are interested to see if seaweed extract will have an effect on gut, skin and metabolic health, following the promising results of their pilot trial. Read more...
National Colombo Plan Grant
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.
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.