School of Medical Sciences


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The School of Medical Sciences (SoMS) is the largest School within the Faculty of Medicine, and one of the largest at UNSW Australia. It is a vibrant school, a place of work for over 200 staff, more than 100 higher degree research students, and many thousands of undergraduate students. It is organised into five Departments: Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Physiology. The School is primarily located within the Wallace Wurth (Medicine) Building on the Kensington campus, but also includes the Museum of Human Disease and the UNSW Lifestyle Clinic.

The School has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence and provides a highly productive academic environment in which to work. The School has excellent facilities for research and teaching and is involved in projects ranging from molecular and cell biology to neuroscience. Links with associated research institutes ensure the School's position at the forefront of international and national research efforts.

The School offers a wide variety of courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as exciting research opportunities in a diverse range of areas. For further information, please refer to the relevant discipline or program entries in the Online Handbook or to the School website.

We look forward to welcoming you to UNSW.

Phone Contact

(+61 2) 9385 2464

Undergraduate Specialisations 

Exercise Physiology

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Research Specialisations 

Health and Sports Science
Physiology and Pharmacology

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Study Levels

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