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Dean's Welcome

Improving everyone's quality of life, including yours

The Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra educates health professionals and researchers to be leaders in the ever-changing health sector. Sport, at both the community and elite levels, is also a major focus. Essentially, courses in Health and Sport are about improving the quality of life for individuals and the broader society. This is achieved through the study of health, sport and human sciences, including the study of physical and mental health and disease, as well as human and community well-being.

With the focus firmly on innovative education methods, the Faculty is continuously evolving to meet the needs of demanding work environments. We produce highly regarded graduates and high quality research in a broad range of Health and Sport professions.

The Faculty offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees for those eager to work in the challenging and rewarding world of health and sport. For those with an existing qualification in health practice we have postgraduate courses to develop and support specialisation. These include nursing, midwifery and Medical Radiation Science as well as research training opportunities across all disciplines.

Research, policy and practice have been brought together with the establishment of our Health Research Institute which incorporates the Centre for Research and Action in Public Health (CeRAPH), and the Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (RISE). These two centres give us greater ability to share what we learn in research with students, colleagues in professional practice, and the broader health and sports sector. This in turn shapes the areas we examine in research.

Through the Faculty of Health Clinics, staff and students obtain invaluable experience in work-integrated learning, both on campus and in health services across the Canberra region. The inter-professional learning we offer mirrors the current trends in health and encourages different disciplines to work together, particularly in areas of emerging importance such as primary care, prevention, mental health and the management of chronic disease.

The Faculty of Health is moving in an interesting and exciting direction. I can think of no better time to become involved.

Professor Michelle LincolnProfessor Michelle Lincoln
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health
Telephone: +61 2 62068709
eMail: Michelle.Lincoln@canberra.edu.au