Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences. For over 150 years this university has been contributing to the health and wellbeing of our society. We train the very best clinicians, we work on internationally competitive research issues, and we graduate the very best students in all areas of health, medicine and biomedical research. It gives me great pleasure to present our faculty to you.

Professor Shitij Kapur
Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Health)


About our Faculty

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is an extremely diverse faculty comprised of six schools, and a number of departments and centres. Our Faculty is renowned for global leadership in health research, policy and practice. We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the Faculty is our ability to work collaboratively with our partners to benefit the community.

Schools, Departments and Centres

Photo of Professor Anne Kavanagh receiving the ESDS award for 2015
Professor Mark Hargreaves with Professor Anne Kavanagh, Director of the Gender and Women’s Health Unit, at the 2015 Staff Equity and Diversity Awards

Equity and Diversity

The Faculty of MDHS is committed to:

  • the representation, distribution and retention of people with diverse personal attributes, experiences and backgrounds;
  • a work place where equity and diversity are valued and respected;
  • an environment where staff are supported to achieve their personal aspirations, in accordance with the strategic goals of the Faculty and University.

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History of MDHS

From the discovery of germs to the invention of the bionic ear, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences has been at the centre of medical life in Australia for almost 150 years.

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