Our strategy

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Welcome from the Dean

As the Interim Dean of Medicine & Health, I'm proud to lead a community that combines outstanding teaching and cutting-edge research to address major global health challenges. In 2020, we wrote the Health 25 strategy, with a strong focus on being progressive and addressing health disparities. Little did we know how profoundly the global pandemic would reshape our world and the way we consider and deliver health just three years later.

We’re now halfway through implementing our Health 25 Strategy, providing our students, staff, alumni, and partners with a comprehensive understanding of our restored identity and values. Our focus extends beyond direct healthcare, envisioning health as a broader ecosystem, from biomolecular sciences to AI and technology to new models of healthcare delivery. Embracing innovation is integral to our mission, not just in work and study processes but also in how we deliver healthcare.

We're transforming bright minds into career-ready clinicians, researchers, educators, and health professionals. For the fifth consecutive year, the Medicine Undergraduate Program (BMed) has been acknowledged as the top preference program in the Universities Admission Centre (UAC). This achievement underscores the exceptional quality and appeal of our programs, consistently highlighting why produces the most employable students. Our new health science courses are rapidly becoming amongst the most popular and the student experience is incredibly high. We are also in the process of developing new post-graduate programs and short courses to continue to illustrate our commitment to learning as a lifelong process.

We integrate principles of inclusivity and cultural understanding into everything we do, with a specific focus on ensuring equity. We are not only serving but embedding learning from the communities we work with, with a particular focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Our diverse community of exceptionally talented students, clinicians, educators,  researchers and professional staff coupled with the strength of our state-of-the-art research centres and institutes, translate discovery into therapies, technologies, and treatments to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in the most critical areas of health.

With a re-focused grasp on our goals, we’re excited to continue to provide the best possible experience for students and staff and maximise our positive impact on people’s lives to reshape health together.

Professor Adrienne Torda
Interim Dean, Medicine & Health

People and culture

Read about our commitment to building a positive culture, supporting our people and how we're ensuring we reach our targets in this area.

Education

Learn more about our education-based initiatives, which form the foundation of our strategy by developing compassionate innovators and global leaders in health.

Research

Find out about our research strategy, including details of projects we're currently undertaking both independently and with partners.

Partnerships

Explore our approach to partnerships from a strategic perspective, with an overview of how we work together with other organisations to pursue our overarching goals.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

First Nations people continue to experience serious health inequalities. This includes complex problems, interpersonal and institutional racism, and barriers that limit access to adequate healthcare.

Medicine Redesign Outline and Content

The project commenced in 2021 with the commencement of Year 1 of the new program planned for 2025. This site provides an overview of the re-design project, updates on our progress, opportunities for your contribution and involvement, and key resources to inform your involvement.