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Faculty of Health

With courses spanning Public and Allied Health, Clinical Science, Social Work, Pharmacy, Psychology, Nursing, Midwifery, Medicine, and Exercise and Sports Science, the Faculty of Health provides structured progression into the health workforce. We produce world-class research which is strengthened by a firm commitment to community and industry engagement.

  • Join a community of more than 6,500 health and nursing students

    Studying with CDU online or on campus across Australia

  • #4 in Australia for postgraduate health overall education experience

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2023

  • Choose from 300+ certificates, diplomas degrees

    Explore a wide range of vocational training and higher education courses






Message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor

At Charles Darwin University, our vision is to be Australia’s most connected university by delivering the education, training and research that matters to the people of the Northern Territory, Australia and beyond.

The Faculty of Health leads CDU’s commitment to Australia’s health and community sectors. Delivering health education and research that is locally embedded and world-class, we focus on issues of national and regional significance, including the management of chronic health conditions, mental health, rural, remote and First Nations health.

Professor Dominic Upton
Professor Dominic Upton

We are currently developing a range of initiatives to support the health and workforce needs of the Territory. This includes a suite of new courses designed to educate and grow the health workforce in areas of need identified by the sector. Our courses will provide innovative learning opportunities and supported career pathways to attract and retain quality health professionals in, with and for the NT.

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Student opportunities and skills-based learning.

The student experience

What you can expect when studying a health course at CDU.

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CDU Menzies School of Medicine

CDU Menzies School of Medicine is a partnership with Menzies School of Health Research and National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC).

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Wellness Centre

CDU Wellness Centre is committed to delivering an inclusive teaching and an inter-professional training and research environment, to benefit the health of our community. We are Northern Territory's first student-run, multi-disciplinary health centre. We believe in a holistic approach to health - healthy mind, healthy body, healthy community.

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    New course tackling critical health professional shortages

    A new Charles Darwin University (CDU) course launched this year is helping to address critical health workforce shortages in rural and remote areas of Australia.

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  • CDU Menzies School of Medicine clinical Professor David Mitchell said the study explored the psychological impact of supervised quarantine for COVID-19.

    People quarantined at NT’s COVID-19 facility suffered low psychological distress, report finds

    The psychological distress of people in Northern Territory’s COVID-19 quarantine facility was low because those in the facility realised its importance in controlling the pandemic, according to a Charles Darwin University (CDU) study.

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  • CDU Paramedicine Lecturer Amy McCaffrey in the new paramedicine facility.

    Award-winning paramedic shines at CDU Open Day

    Working at the busy intersection of education, primary healthcare, emergency medical services and public health, Amy McCaffrey is an inspirational figure.

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