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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
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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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  • Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Paramedic Course Coordinator Sam Willis has used virtual reality technology to facilitate communities of practice connecting students and providing them with support to undertake work placements.

    VR experience gets paramedicine students connected

    Connecting students through virtual reality (VR) can help better prepare and support students to tackle work placements, a Charles Darwin University (CDU) researcher says. 

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  • CDU researchers Dr Matthew Abunyewah and Professor Mitchell Byrne are investigating community resilience to drought to better prepare residents of Alice Springs for future possible severe effects.

    Drought resilience framework is needed as NT expects extreme heat

    As the Northern Territory continues to experience extreme weather conditions, Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers are investigating the role community leaders play in building resilience during times of drought.

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  • The study by Charles Darwin University and Chiang Mai University in Thailand highlighted the growing need for nurses and other mental health clinicians to be informed about the risks and benefits of recreational cannabis use.

    Mental health nurses and clinicians key to reducing recreational cannabis harm

    Harm caused by recreational cannabis could be reduced if mental health nurses are better equipped with information on the risks and benefits of the substance, according to a joint study with Charles Darwin University (CDU).

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