School of Allied Health

Harness a range of health expertise

The School of Allied Health offers pathways to a career in health and social work through postgraduate courses.

Allied health professionals work in the health, social and psychosocial services care team, using specialised skills to provide evidence-based services to patients and other service users.

The School offers professional entry to practice courses in pharmacy, podiatric medicine and social work, as well as health professions education courses for those wishing to become educators in health.

Our divisions

Health Professions Education

Developing health professionals into high-quality educators

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Take your career further with a Doctor of Optometry

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Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Investigating and aiding conditions of the foot and ankle

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Social Work and Social Policy

Positively influencing community wellbeing

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Helping contribute to a healthier society

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WA Centre for Rural Health

Improving rural, remote and Aboriginal health

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Arts and Health

As pressure on health resources grow, innovative solutions to support community wellbeing are needed. As a result, the arts-health nexus has received increasing attention from clinicians, researchers, health professionals and policy makers interested in the potential of the arts to positively influence wellbeing; to complement conventional medical treatments; and act as a health promotion setting.

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Student highlight

UWA’s Doctor of Podiatric Medicine involves comprehensive scope of practice which includes paediatrics, sports medicine, diabetic care, minor surgical procedures and more. The podiatric teaching clinic has been a supportive environment where I have been able to further my skills under the guidance of approachable professors, tutors and lecturers. Evan Papadopoulos, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
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Student highlight

The best part about the course is the support the lecturers and staff provide. Being a relatively small cohort, you become quite close with the other students which also provides a great support system through your studies. UWA is a great place to study, there is always something to get involved with no matter what your interests are. Janesha Rangi, Master of Pharmacy
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Find out about ground-breaking research, awards and achievements, new courses to meet industry demand and student success from the School of Allied Health.

School of Allied Health news

Student stories in health and biomedical sciences

Adjunct Queries

For any queries, please contact the relevant School or UWA Affiliated Centre: 

School of Allied Health: [email protected]
Centre for Child Health Research: [email protected]
Centre for Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences: [email protected]