Our unique approach to learning reengineers subjects to enable students to experience a seamless integration of the best of online and face-to-face on campus learning.
Off campus, students access digital resources and undertake tasks at a time and place that suits you. On campus, UTS is in the midst of a $1 billion City Campus redevelopment. As striking as the designs are, it isn't just about what you’ll see on the outside – it's as much, or more, about what it will enable on the inside.
Our active learning approach capitalises on our state-of-the-art learning spaces. Students are encouraged to engage with academics and peers through lectures, tutorials and workshops and focus on problem solving and group work while at uni. Students have access to academic and industry networks and opportunities to build real relationships with a diverse range of peers and future colleagues.
Translating research in to practice
As a leader in health research, and rated 5/5 (well above world class) in the 2012 Excellence in Research Australia ratings, translating research into practice is the foundation of all our subjects.
Our partnerships with global leaders in health like the World Health Organisation, Johns Hopkins University and Kings College, London gives you access to an international perspective.
UTS: Health – Learning Futures video transcript
Who are you? An undergraduate? Postgraduate? Local? From abroad?
To the teaching staff at UTS Health, you’re already part of a professional team. We don’t teach students — we prepare professionals. And we’ve recently evolved our approach to education, so that your learning experience connects where you are now, to where you’re going. We call it Learning Futures.
The name Learning Futures may sound, well, futuristic. But it isn’t about technology — although we’ll make better use of it to tailor your learning to your life, and to foster a truly global learning environment.
What Learning Futures is really about, is creating an engaging… informative… challenging and, most of all… relevant learning experience that connects your degree to your career… so you’ll be able to start thinking like a professional right from day one, and develop throughout your time with us.
So, what does this look like?
For a start, we’re no longer relying on traditional lectures to deliver practice-based knowledge — because, particularly when it comes to health ... not everything can be taught in a lecture. Instead, there’ll be more hands-on learning… and more opportunities for you to practice effective communication… develop resourcefulness, resilience... critical thinking... and improve your skills in collaboration and leadership.
You’ll also be able to take more ownership of your own learning experience by preparing before classes — so you can actively contribute to discussions.
We’re focusing more on what your future employers expect from you, because they, like us, want to ensure that the communities you work with have the very highest standard of care.
We know that employers value your personal attributes — like the ability to work in a team, your communication and problem-solving skills and most importantly, your compassion and understanding — more than academic results alone. How do we know? We asked them.
We’re adopting a more flexible and integrated learning approach; including workshops ... group discussions... online resources... research and practical experience.
You’ll develop both the traditional skills and lifelong learning practices... that are fundamental to successful health careers.
And with your help, we’re connecting the things that really matter.
We’re connecting your learning to your career more than ever. So you’ll spend more time being prepared for your profession. We’re connecting your learning to your life. So you’ll have more space to discover how, when, and where you learn best.
Whoever you are... we’re connecting your learning to your future ... Because at UTS, we see you as beginning your professional life now.
We’re connecting your learning to ... you.
Our learning.futures model:
- provides research-inspired and academically rigorous learning
- integrates exposure to professional practice
- encourages international mobility and engagement
- employs cutting-edge technology
- stimulates life-long learning
Your learning cycle
UTS students are encouraged to be self-directed and independent in their learning. You'll be guided by academics, tutors and peers as you progress but it's you who will ultimately determine what you get out of your time at UTS.
- UTS helps you define and articulate your individual learning goals.
- You gain access to ideas and content, whether online or in innovative learning spaces.
- Live case studies and engagement with mentors allow you to make sense of, and test, your ideas.
- Academics, leading professionals and your peers provide feedback on the strength of your learning.
- Finally, you’ll reflect on what you’ve learnt and how you’ve progressed, which will position to set new learning goals.
Attend a Health postgraduate info session to speak with course coordinators, receive academic and career advice.