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Why study at UOW

However big the challenges of a career in health become, the opportunities and rewards are bigger.

Studying health and medicine puts you on a career path where you can have a direct, positive influence on the wellbeing of others. The skills you learn are in demand across a range of health and medicine careers.

Health care has been the biggest provider of new jobs in Australia and is set to make the largest contribution to job growth from 2015 to 2019. It is a large and growing sector with many new careers to suit your interests.

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One of the best for Health and Medicine

  • The Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2018 as the best university in New South Wales and the ACT for Medicine, and as second among all universities in New South Wales and the ACT for Health Services & Support 
  • In the 2019 Good Universities Guide, UOW ranked first in Australia for graduates in full-time employment for Medicine, with a 100% rating
  • UOW also ranked first in NSW for median starting salary, overall quality and teaching quality for Medicine
  • UOW claimed five-star rating for graduates in full-time employment (93%) and learner engagement for Nursing 


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Why study Health and Medicine

  • Practical placements are built into our industry accredited degrees. Every clinical placement will develop the practical skills you need to become a highly sought-after graduate.
  • You’ll learn from professional dietitians, nurses, doctors, exercise physiologists, medical scientists, health administrators and researchers.
  • Take your learning beyond the textbook. Anatomy class at UOW uses actual human cadavers in the Human Anatomy Laboratory.
  • Our Clinical Learning Facilities in Nursing and Medicine have the technology to give you the closest experience to seeing real patients.
  • Peak professional bodies accredit our degrees. See individual course descriptions for more detail.

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Overview of careers

Medical and health professionals play an important role in improving the wellbeing of populations. UOW’s strong links with industry will ensure that you graduate with the skills and attributes that are highly valued by employers in a wide variety of careers.

  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Community or Registered Nurse
  • Counsellor
  • Dietitian
  • Doctor
  • Exercise Scientist/Physiologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Health Worker
  • Industry Health Worker
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Nutritionist
  • Sports Administrator
  • Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Sports Rehabilitator
  • Sports Scientist
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Allied Health Professional

UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates, ranking in the 151-200 band in the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

CF Testimonial - Health-Medicine Aug 2017

I wanted to be a doctor all my life, so this was a happy medium because I didn’t want to invest so much time studying. I also wanted to have a hands-on job, and nursing ticked all the boxes. I want to be able to provide holistic care and operate with autonomy as well as balance a good quality of life.

Niresh Wijesooriya
Bachelor of Nursing


With UOW’s rapidly growing reputation in medical science, it was always going to be my first-choice university. There are enormous opportunities to get involved in ground breaking laboratory work and gain experience in experimental techniques and procedures.

Michael De Santis
Bachelor of Medical Science
Masters of Science by Research
Doctor of Philosophy (Current)


I’m involved in the Simulated Patient Program of the UOW School of Medicine, and it has been an amazing experience. I believe the success of medicine here is attributed to the clinical development and communication skills learned in this program. I feel honoured to help, particularly as this program relates to my ambitions in medicine.

Mary Ann Hernandez
Bachelor of Medical and Health Sciences