About our school

Welcome to the School of Medical Sciences! Find out more about who we are and what we do.

The School of Medical Sciences is one of the University's biggest research and academic units. Through our departments, disciplines and research centres we foster excellence in teaching and research throughout our various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our goal is to advance biomedical research in order to improve human health. Within the school, our departments have been highly rated, ranking 30th for Pharmacology* and within the top 100 for Anatomy and Physiology worldwide.**

* QS Subject Rankings 2019: Pharmacy and Pharmacology

** QS Subject Rankings 2019: Anatomy and Physiology

Our courses

The school offers a multitude of undergraduate and postgraduate medical science (MEDSCI) courses on various biomedical topics including:

  • Anatomical imaging science (with specialisations in MRI, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine)
  • Cancer biology and therapeutics
  • Cardiovascular biology
  • Cellular and molecular biomedicine
  • Genetics
  • Infection and immunity
  • Neuroscience
  • Nutrition and metabolism
  • Reproduction and development

Our programmes

The school’s specialised programmes may further lead to clinical registration with professional Registration Boards such as the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) and the New Zealand Dietitians Board (NZDB).

Furthermore, the school also contributes intensively to the delivery of course materials of other medical and health related programmes including: