Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Advancing the health and wellbeing of communities through education and innovation

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences offers courses, training and research opportunities in a range of scientific and clinical disciplines to benefit the health of Australian and international communities. Our Faculty has an important role in delivering knowledge and discoveries to guarantee we have healthy futures. We strive to deliver research-led teaching in high-quality facilities and are supported by in this venture by professional mentors and valued alumni. We offer our students a world-class student experience and education.

UWA Health Campus connects students and researchers with hospitals, institutes and healthcare providers

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HMS researchers awarded $19 million+ in research funding (Jan-Apr 2018)

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Clinical medicine at UWA is ranked 39th in the world (ARWU 2018)

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Public health at UWA is ranked 48th in the world (ARWU 2018)

Welcome from Executive Dean Professor Wendy Erber

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Our research

As a research-intensive faculty, we encourage the lifelong assessment and adaption of new theories, treatments and diagnostic techniques that incorporate a holistic approach to the health sciences and a more sensitive interaction with patients.

Our pioneering research work in many fields continues to have impact on the health of people worldwide – be it in preventing preterm birth, discovering the genetic basis of inherited and acquired disorders, or regenerative medicine.

Areas of research priority are:

  • Lifelong health
  • Genes and society
  • Cancer



Nothing is more exciting than making a discovery or testing your own original hypothesis. The efficiency of modern research has increased so much that creative people will find it a fantastic and fast-moving career choice. Professor Barry Marshall, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at UWA and Nobel Prize Laureate

Our people

Over our 60+ years we have witnessed enormous talent and produced exceptional alumni, including a Nobel Laureate, ACs, AOs, AMs, Australian of the Year, Rhodes Scholars, world-renowned researchers, clinicians, teachers and administrators.

Find out about the research in our schools

Medical School

Research spans the breadth of medical issues and is carried out in labs, hospitals and communities in WA, Australia and internationally.

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Dental School

Using state-of-the-art facilities, our research contributes to the understanding of oral diseases, their prevention and treatment. 

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School of Allied Health

Our research aims to improve the expertise of our future health professionals.

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School of Biomedical Science

Research in this area explores the intersection of human pathology and health.

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School of Population and Global Health

We take an evidence-based approach through research, advocacy and health promotion to protect and improve the health of communities.

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Centres and institutes

Our facilities

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Location

Student Central

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Office hours 9am – 5pm

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