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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.

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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    Slums can provide lessons for building effective circular cities

    The slums in the global south hold the key to building circular cities in other developing countries, according to Charles Darwin University (CDU) researchers. 

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    Review highlights significant gaps in suicide prevention technology

    Researchers have found users need to be included more in the development of suicide prevention technology, following a review with Charles Darwin University (CDU).

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  • Professor Tom Calma AO will speak in a public lecture at Charles Darwin University (CDU) on August 31.

    Human rights and social justice advocate to break down the Voice in CDU public lecture

    Leading human rights and social justice campaigner Professor Tom Calma AO will unpack how a Voice to Parliament would operate, its impact on Australians and more in his inaugural Faculty of Health public lecture at Charles Darwin University (CDU). 

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