About the Graduate School of Health
UTS Graduate School of Health was established in 2011 to address emerging needs of health professions. It provides innovative, practice-based education and high impact research in the following disciplines:
- Clinical Psychology
- Genetic Counselling
- Speech Pathology
- Indigenous Health
- Good Manufacturing Practice
The School is committed to producing career-ready graduates. Integrated problem-based learning, simulated environments and interdisciplinary workshops are used to help students apply the theory they learn and build their considerable skill set. A wide range of interdisciplinary electives give students the choice to specialise or diversify their skills to best suit their career needs. Read more about our unique Model of Learning.
Research students are treated as early-career researchers; encouraged to publish and present their work and engage with a range of peers and mentors as they undertake their projects.
UTS Graduate School of Health is in a unique position to ensure best practice and innovation at each stage of development. We are proud to offer a contemporary, student-focused, teaching and learning approach for highly motivated, career-minded students. Working with an educational designer, our academics have created a curriculum that utilises cutting-edge tools to integrate science with clinical practice, technology and interdisciplinary skills.
100 Broadway - the future of allied health learning
100 Broadway, GSH's new home, is unique. Having all allied health disciplines physically housed within the same building really reflects best practise within a healthcare research and teaching setting. Facilities include collaborative pod classrooms, a computer lab, and purpose-built simulation spaces.
One of the anomalies in allied health professional training is that when you go to work on your first day you sit around a table with a group of medical colleagues, nursing colleagues, other health professions, but you do your training within your own discipline. This building, GSH, is gonna give us the opportunity to give our trainees exposure to a wide range of different allied health professions so when they go to work on their first day as a graduate they're gonna have an understanding about how other allied health professions work, which most other graduates won't have.
Hundred Broadway, which is GSH's new home, is unique in that it is joining disciplines together. So all of the allied health disciplines within the Graduate School of Health are coming together and they're joining around research and teaching and that bringing together of the disciplines really reflects best practise within a healthcare setting.
The school had a clear brief that they wanted to bring the different departments and disciplines under one roof for it to be a real collaborative space and provide a multidisciplinary clinic.
[Woman] The space here at One Hundred Broadway is just quite incredible really. It's been purpose-built so that every single discipline was able to identify what specific teaching space they needed in order to be able to prepare their students the best way they possibly can.
We have a wonderful new suite of research rooms for all the health professions here to use and those research areas will enable researchers to work together on collaborative projects, which when you're isolated silos you don't get an opportunity to do.
We have access to a range of facilities. So we have our clinic, the plinth room, a simulation room, and then for the students and all their group work we have small, collaborative classrooms.
The virtual reality lab at One Hundred Broadway is a specially designed facility with state-of-the-art technology so that we can do research into how we use virtual technologies for health conditions and education.
If you take a look around at the design, you'll see a woven motif through everything and to us, that's remembering the Gadigal peoples use of this land. The area was known as being really productive for weaving and making crafts. So we hope to carry that on as well, for Girra Maa to be productive within Graduate School of Health and always remembering the traditional owners' use of this land in everything we do.
When I think about the next generation of allied health professionals, we have to really think about the fact that working together in the healthcare system is what we know leads to better quality patient care. So working together while they're developing their knowledge and their skills as new healthcare professionals means that they'll be able to replicate that model of learning and understanding when they move out into clinical practise.
Experts in health
As well as being experienced practitioners, many of our academics are internationally renowned researchers who shape current and future clinical practice.
High impact research
The School undertakes research with the same emphasis on practice development and collaboration. All Graduate School of Health research aims to have a real impact on improving the quality use of medicine for both individuals and communities.
Partner of the profession
UTS Graduate School of Health works closely with its key professional partners to ensure the relevance of degrees and research to areas of current and future importance.
In line with its practice-based ethos, the School is home to state-of-the-art facilities with purpose-built wet and dry laboratories and simulated environments to enhance students' learning experiences.
UTS Graduate School of Health is renowned for its unique offering of innovative and practice based allied health disciplines.
Founded in 2011 as a Pharmacy school – we’ve grown rapidly to incorporate seven disciplines that set us apart. We launched two new Master’s degrees in Genetic Counselling and Speech Pathology. The School welcomed the world- renowned Australian Stuttering Research Centre with multi- million dollar funding to establish the world’s first internet- based stuttering clinic.
UTS is the only university to offer Good Manufacturing Practice in the Asia Pacific and one of only two universities in Australia to offer Orthoptics – therapists for the eyes.
We pride ourselves on offering an interprofessional approach and harnessing new technology.
We are also leading the way with Indigenous health. Our Indigenous Health discipline “Girra Maa” weaves Indigenous content through all of our courses to improve our students’ cultural competency and help improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians.
One of the School’s many strengths is how it translates its research into practice. Our students on average complete over 540 hours of clinical placements in Sydney with options to study in rural Australia and overseas.
We bring together over 300 clinical placement providers, research partners and collaborators. UTS is now placed 1st in Australia for universities under 50, leading the nation for high impact research, and in the 2018 Excellence Research in Australia, ranked above world standards for Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Psychology.
We have also been named joint winner of GradConnection and the Australian Financial Review’s most employable students award.
With healthcare being one of the fastest growing industries, would you like to make a difference? Join us at the Graduate School of Health.