Health science

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Discover health science

Become a world-class health practitioner

The demand for innovative health professionals is high, and career prospects are strong as the medical system moves from "sick care" to "health care". As a result, there's a focus on wellbeing, prevention, early detection and treatment.

Whether you’re studying in our anatomy labs, nursing wards, nuclear medicine workstations, or on sports fields, RMIT's equipment, facilities and teaching staff are purposefully chosen and designed to help you get the real-world skills employers are looking for.

Career outcomes

Make a difference

The field of health science strives to make a difference in the wellbeing of people in a range of settings.

RMIT health science graduates are well-placed to pursue essential roles in pharmacies and laboratories, dentistry practices, hospitals, aged care facilities, and more. They might find work with athletes to assess and improve fitness and physiology, with vulnerable members of the community, or in government settings making important social change. 

Depending on their area of study, students might work with mental health, ageing, disease treatment and prevention, in nuclear medicine or radiography, in denture construction or optical dispensing. The career possibilities in health science are as broad as the field itself. 

Industry connections

Real work experience

Health science at RMIT boasts strong industry links and purpose-built facilities, producing health practitioners with skills that are valued all around the world.

Our diverse range of health, medical and wellbeing programs teach you practical solutions to global health issues. Programs are developed in consultation with practising professionals and many offer industry placements, student clinics and work experience in Australia and overseas.

Facilities and locations

Take a look at our world-class learning, training and research spaces that include nursing wards, a virtual radiotherapy treatment room, dispensaries, and our health sciences teaching clinic.

Health Sciences Clinic

RMIT's Health Sciences Clinic provides critical clinical training for students from Chinese medicine, Chiropractic, Osteopathy and Psychology programs to meet registration requirements.

 

This is Health and Biomedical Science at RMIT

Here's a peek at the excellent health and biomedical science facilities you have access to when you study health and biomedical science at RMIT.

Experience health science at RMIT

Learn from industry leaders and become the health practitioner you aspire to be.

Dr Cleary holding the hyper-realistic mask of "Dotty"

Simulated learning excercises with "Dotty"

Dr Sonja Cleary's alter ego is Dotty: an elderly lady with a variety of health issues who visits students in class to give them experience of dealing with patients in a simulated health clinic situation.

"When I come in as Dotty, it gives students an opportunity to reflect on how their lectures, clinical labs and tutorials can be translated to a real-life patient," Cleary said.

"Students are often astonished that she is not a real person, and they engage with her openly."

Before going out into the real world of client or patient care, students from a range of disciplines get to hone their approach on Dotty, with her myriad ailments and difficult temperament.

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