What is the discipline of Medicine?

The newly established discipline of Medicine aims to brings together the internal medicine sub-disciplines within the School of Clinical Medicine to lead the coordinated delivery of education within the discipline and to support research in relevant areas. 

The initial focus of the discipline is to: 

  • further develop a Foundation Steering Committee 

  • identify the scope for the discipline and define sub-speciality areas 

  • work towards a strategy for engaging the internal medicine sub-disciplines in the Medicine Curriculum Redesign project

  • quantify and standardise existing teaching within the discipline across our clinical campuses.

Our academic staff, conjoints and researchers come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and work in the sub-disciplines of 

  • Addiction Medicine 
  • Cardiology 
  • Clinical Genetics 
  • Clinical Pharmacology 
  • Dermatology 
  • Endocrinology 
  • General Medicine 
  • Geriatrics 
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Haematology 
  • Immunology 
  • Infectious Diseases 
  • Medical Oncology 
  • Nephrology 
  • Nuclear Medicine 
  • Palliative Care 
  • Radiation Oncology 
  • Rehabilitation Medicine 
  • Respiratory Medicine 
  • Rheumatology 
  • Sexual Health 

The discipline works across UNSWs metropolitan and rural campuses and in partnership with the Medical Research Institutes affiliated with UNSW Medicine & Health.


  • While newly established, the discipline of Medicine has strengths in the delivery of clinical trials and other key areas of clinical research.

  • The discipline brings together clinical, biomedical and epidemiological/health services researchers working across UNSW Medicine & Health, including key priorities such as Cancer, Infectious Disease, Immunity & Inflammation, Neuroscience, and Cardiac, Vascular & Metabolic Medicine.

  • The discipline is also working across specialty areas to further develop the UNSW Medicine and Health's expertise in the area of Big Data research using clinical data with our partners. 

  • Undergraduate medicine students benefit from a broad program of teaching in internal medicine disciplines at our clinical campuses and the discipline aims to further strengthen the links between our campuses in these areas.