School of Biomedical Sciences

Understanding the basis of health and disease

UWA’s School of Biomedical Sciences encompasses teaching and research in a range of biological, medical and health-related fields.

The School comprises seven divisions and also houses the Centre for Respiratory Health, the Centre for Cell and Regenerative Medicine, The Marshall Centre, and the Centre for Genetic Origins of Health and Disease. It also has strong links with the Centre for Microscopy and Cellular Analysis, PathWest, Telethon Kids Institute and the Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research.

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Our range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses give students the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the intersection between human pathology and health, and an awareness of the approaches and applications of the biomedical scientific disciplines. A range of innovative teaching practices, such as the use of virtual reality (VR), are employed to enhance the student experience. Our postgraduate courses are designed and taught in close collaboration with industry partners to ensure you graduate with strong lab skills and are employment-ready.

School research encompasses neuroscience, physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and the paraclinical disciplines of microbiology, immunology, pathology and pharmacology. Our research in these areas aims to address global biomedical challenges such as obesity, cancer, neurological diseases, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance. The School’s researchers are funded by a variety of agencies, including the NHMRC, Cancer Research Trust, Cancer Council WA, Department of Health WA and the RPH MRF.

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3000+ undergraduate students

200+ staff

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150+ postgraduate students

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