Why study health and medical sciences at La Trobe?

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Top 200 globally

We’re ranked in the world’s top 200 for clinical and health.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: clinical and health

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Leading research

Our research in other medical and health sciences is top-rated nationally and rated ‘well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

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High employability

89.9 per cent of our health services and support undergraduates found employment within four months of graduation.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2023, ComparED: Health Services & Support (Undergraduate)

Career opportunities in health and medical sciences

Career pathways

The scientific skills you build with health and medical sciences prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • Research scientist
  • Science writer/communicator
  • Scientific salesperson
  • Disability support worker
  • Clinical audiologist*

* Note: Some health and medical sciences courses are a pathway to allied health qualifications with further study. Please see the course pages for more details.

Future employers

Potential employers of health and medical sciences graduates include:

  • Peninsula Health
  • John Holland
  • AFT Pharmaceuticals
  • Hospitals and healthcare institutions
  • Government departments

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