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.
A global pandemic, an ageing population, a growing burden of chronic diseases. The challenges our healthcare sector faces are bigger than ever and require a highly skilled workforce that is more empathetic and responsive to change.
As Australia’s largest employer, there’s never been a better time to join the health industry. Your studies could lead to careers in treating illness, designing vaccines to prevent diseases or impacting public health policy.
With a range of opportunities locally, nationally and abroad, you’ll make valuable industry connections, build practical skills and be ready to step into your career in health.
Including 2012, 2019 and 2020 Australian Pharmacy Student of the Year, 2017 and 2020 Australian Intern Pharmacist of the Year, 2020 Australian Dental Graduate of the Year, and 2020 Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia’s WA Intern of the Year.
UWA’s global collaborations and strong connections with industry leaders provide students and graduates with a critical edge. Our partners include hospitals, the Lions Eye Institute, Telethon Kids Institute, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, health providers and community groups.
UWA Health Campus
Located on the Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Campus, the largest health campus in the southern hemisphere, the UWA Health Campus connects students and researchers with hospitals, institutes and healthcare providers.
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:
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.
- Biochemist/molecular biologist
- Biomedical scientist
- Clinical educator
- Forensic scientist
- Genetic counsellor
- Health and welfare services manager
- Health promotion officer
- Lab manager/technician
- Pharmaceutical sales
Job growth in this industry
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
- Biomedical Sciences
Combined Master's and PhD
- Professional practice courses (to become a health professional)
- Advanced courses for health professionals
Assessment and Diagnosis
Health Professions Education
Leadership and Management
- Research degrees
Learn from our experts
Associate Professor Charlene Kahler
Dr Charlene Kahler is Head of the Infection and Immunity Division at The University of Western Australia’s School of Biomedical Sciences.Read more
Dr Nat Benjanuvatra
Dr Nat Benjanuvatra is a researcher and lecturer in UWA’s School of Human Sciences working with elite athletes and coaches to optimise performance.Read more
Dr Ian Li
Dr Ian Li is an economist based at the School of Population and Global Health at The University of Western Australia. He teaches health economics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and researches health economics and labour markets.Read more
Dr Jilen Patel works at The University of Western Australia as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Dentistry. He works with communities in disadvantaged areas to improve oral health outcomes.Read more
Professor Anna Nowak is a leading oncologist, cancer researcher and professor at The University of Western Australia.Read more
Professor Jeffrey Keelan
Professor Jeffrey Keelan teaches at UWA’s Medical School and is head of the School of Biomedical Sciences.Read more
Dr Deena AshoorianPharmacy
Dr Deena Ashoorian is an academic and researcher in the Pharmacy program at UWA’s School of Allied Health. During her career, Professor Ashoorian has worked many years as a community pharmacist in Australia and overseas.Read more
Professor Mark Nicol
Professor Mark Nicol is a medical microbiologist, respiratory infections researcher and professor at The University of Western AustraliaRead more
Dr Siobhan Hickling
Dr Siobhan Hickling is a research dietitian and epidemiologist, member of the Cardiovascular Research Group, and undergraduate coordinator for Population Health in UWA’s School of Population and Global Health.Read more