About the school

We combine innovative interdisciplinary research with high quality teaching programs to address global health issues and to train graduates for careers in discovery science and as health professionals.

Our graduates and postgraduates have followed successful careers on the domestic and international scenes, as research scientists, as industry professionals, and medical and health practitioners.

Our teaching

Our undergraduate course offerings include:

  • biomedical science
  • medical laboratory science.

Our courses combine high level discipline skills with foundational skills and many industry, government and research organisations seek our graduates. With accomplished and renowned staff, our teaching builds towards the latest in knowledge, technologies and skills that prepare students for future career success.

Our staff teach the fundamental and advanced units of many professional health-related courses that lead to careers in:

  • medicine
  • nursing
  • paramedic science
  • pharmacy
  • dietetics
  • nutrition
  • clinical exercise physiology
  • pathology
  • forensic pathology.

Our research

Our research is rated above world standard in the area of medical biotechnology with significant contributions made in:

  • vaccine development
  • disease diagnostics
  • wound healing and regenerative medicine
  • cancer research.

QUT has earned a ranking of world standard or above in 100% of its research assessed at the four-digit Fields of Research (FOR) level under the Australian Government's Excellence in Research for Australia assessment framework (ERA 2015).

We are committed to tackling health-related issues of global importance and our courses are designed to give talented students research skills for use in the real world.

Our researchers are members of the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, based at our Kelvin Grove campus, with affiliated sites at major hospitals including the Translational Research Institute at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and the Medical Engineering Research Facility at the Prince Charles Hospital.

Research areas

Our research areas include:


School of Biomedical Sciences