Welcome to the School of Science and Health. Our School offers a range of courses and research strengths across the continuum from the sciences, to the medical sciences and health sciences. Our undergraduate offerings are all exciting and contemporary, providing a strong base of core knowledge followed by specialist study in a large range of disciplines across clinical and other health sciences, medical sciences, natural sciences, and other science areas. We also offer postgraduate courses in a range of health and science domains.
Postgraduate students have the opportunity to undertake research degrees at a Masters and PhD level, and through their study, work with many internationally and nationally-renowned researchers.
Having the sciences and health sciences under the single umbrella of the School allows for our strategic intent to provide cutting-edge, integrated, and contemporary learning and research experiences for our students. This approach is strengthened further by a firm commitment to community and industry engagement. Students are offered opportunities to work closely with their relevant communities in developing their professional skills, and in reaping the benefits of a challenging educational experience. Students can also elect to gain international experience through their courses of study. Our students are educated to solve complex problems by working collaboratively across discipline boundaries.
Our teaching and research facilities allow students to learn in a contemporary and exciting environment. Students work in state-of-the-art teaching laboratories and learning spaces, taking advantage of specialist facilities for all of our discipline areas - from leading nanotechnology facilities, human and sport performance laboratories, anatomy facilities, and our clinical health teaching facility (the UniClinic) to our forensic science crime scene facility, animal and wildlife facilities, our Hawkesbury Farm, and pharmacological analysis laboratories. As well, our students and academic staff are afforded the opportunity to work with our Mass Spectrometry Facility, our Bio-Imaging Confocal Facility, and our Advanced Materials Characterisation Facility.
The School of Science and Health is justifiably proud of its research pursuits. Our staff and students have strong and meaningful collaborations with research institutes, public and private health organisations, industry partners, and community organisations at the local, national, and international level. Our work through the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, the Nanoscale Organisation and Dynamics Research Group, and the Men's Health Information and Resource Centre places us firmly on the world stage. Our other research strengths in areas including health and well-being, sport and exercise science, rehabilitation and neuroscience, wildlife and water ecology, sustainable agriculture, and reaction chromatography are testament to our commitment to solving important problems and contributing to society.
I invite you to contact us if you have questions about the School, our courses, or our research.
Professor Gregory Kolt BSc, BAppSc(Phty), GradDipEd, GradDipBehavHlthCare, PhD Dean, School of Science and Health