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Study area

Health and Biomedical Sciences

If you’re passionate about advancing the health and wellbeing of communities, join a university that plays an important role in delivering knowledge and discoveries to guarantee our healthy futures.

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The global demand for graduates with health and medical expertise is growing. You may choose to become a health practitioner, working directly with patients in hospitals or community, or a career in research, training, policy, planning or management. 

You can also join the in-demand health industry through a postgraduate qualification in public health, infectious diseases, nutrition, exercise and health, clinical exercise physiology or sport science. 

We are tightly integrated with the WA's health system, public and private health providers, consumer advocacy groups and community health organisations. This close interaction ensures you'll be equipped with the skills and knowledge to become a health leader of the future.

Top five reasons to study Health and Biomedical Sciences at UWA

1. You'll gain real-world experience through lab-based learning, industry placements and research projects 

2. Classes at UWA Health Campus on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre site, the largest medical centre in the Southern Hemisphere 

3. You'll have the opportunity to learn from, and network with, some of the brightest minds in the state

4. We are ranked 3rd in Australia and 35th in the world for Clinical Medicine (ARWU 2023) 

5. We are ranked 4th in Australia and 19th in the world for Anatomy and Physiology (QS WUR by Subject 2024)




World-class facilities

Our UWA Health Campus is a hive of cutting-edge, world-class medical research, biotechnology, pathology, and healthcare training facilities to enrich your study.

Where our graduates go

From our intimate cohorts, we see many students and graduates achieve at national level. We have witnessed enormous talent and produced exceptional alumni including: Professor Barry Marshall, Nobel Prize Winner; Dr Nick Coatsworth, Australian Deputy Chief Medical Officer; Professor Fiona Stanley, Australian of the Year and Founding Director of Telethon Kids Institute; and Professor Helen Milroy, Australia's first Indigenous doctor and WA Australian of the Year for her work in child and adolescent psychiatry.

Read more about how UWA alumni are leading positive change in areas like:

Professor Barry Marshall
Professor Barry Marshall
Nobel Prize Laureate
Director, The Marshall Centre

Industry snapshot

Healthcare and social assistance is Australia’s largest and fastest-growing industry, with a significant number of jobs. Studying a health and biomedical sciences degree will see you graduate with the skills and knowledge to help address some of the world’s most challenging healthcare issues. Our graduates are in demand by healthcare providers, medical research institutes and other organisations within and outside the health industry.

Potential jobs

  • Biochemist/molecular biologist
  • Biodesigner
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Clinical educator
  • Forensic scientist
  • Genetic counsellor
  • Health and welfare services manager
  • Health promotion officer
  • Lab manager/technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Toxicologist

Job growth in this industry

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Employment in Health Care and Social Assistance is projected to increase by 12.1% (257,300 jobs) over the five years to May 2028.

Healthcare and social assistance has been the primary provider of new jobs in the Australian labour market since the 1990s.

(Australian Government, Jobs and Skills Australia, Employment Projections 2023).


Undergraduate courses

To find out more about our range of undergraduate courses, visit Our courses explained.

Bachelor's degrees
Combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees
Assured Pathways
Integrated honours

Postgraduate courses

Biomedical Sciences

Combined Master's and PhD

Graduate diplomas



Graduate certificates


Professional practice courses (to become a health professional)
Advanced courses for health professionals

Assessment and Diagnosis

Child Health


Health Professions Education

Leadership and Management


Social Work

Research degrees

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