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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

  • #5 in Australia for postgraduate health overall education experience

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2024

  • 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.

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.

Professor Dominic Upton
Professor Dominic Upton

Faculty of Health Strategic Plan 2024 -2028 (PDF, 1.26 MB)

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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 Medical Program

The CDU Menzies Medical Program 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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Student Nominated Awards

We would like to celebrate our partner organisations' contribution to excellence in our health student education with the Faculty of Health Student Nominated Awards.

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Careers at CDU

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  • The study was conducted within Charles Darwin University’s Faculty of Health with co-author Dr Kim Caudwell.

    “What attracts audiences to pornography?” Study sheds light on online audience’s state of mind

    New research conducted at Charles Darwin University is among the first to consider the role of ‘content creators’ within the modern pornography landscape.

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  • Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Northern Territory’s health sector are joining forces to help allied health students forge their career paths to support better health outcomes for Territorians.

    Allied Health Expo gives students hope for future Territory careers

    Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Northern Territory’s health sector are joining forces to help allied health students forge their career paths to support better health outcomes for Territorians.

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  • Federal Government has granted $24.5 million to Charles Darwin University for the CDU Menzies Medical Program.

    CDU set to deliver doctors for the Territory

    Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) goal of educating homegrown doctors is now a reality with the Federal Government granting $24.5 million to establish the CDU Menzies Medical Program.

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