Our faculty is the largest in Australia and a world leader in health sciences. It is a crucial time for our health and social care sectors. While Australians are relatively healthy, much poorer health is experienced by those living in rural and remote areas, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, people who are socially and financially disadvantaged, and people with disabilities.
Australia continues to face immense challenges in terms of maintaining and improving our health system and health workforce, particularly in the context of an ageing population and chronic disease on the rise. Internationally, poverty and the resulting lack of access to health care continue to contribute to preventable ill-health and millions of deaths each year in the developing world. We, at Health Sciences are looking to change this.
Our courses vigorously test and enhance our students' abilities. They are transformative and challenging to ensure that we deliver the best possible graduates and make them work ready to take on the changing health landscape. Much of this has been achieved through our collaboration with the health sector, professional associations, industry and other major stakeholders.
Careers in health
In the last 5 years, the health sector in Australia has experienced growth of 26% and it is projected that it will grow by another 26% in the next 5 years. In that growth, allied health including medical imaging will account for 38% of the workforce. (source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations).
Whether you are looking to change your career, looking for professional development or want to specialise further, our courses can provide you the skills and expertise for a rewarding career in the fast growing health sector