The mission of the School of Health Sciences is to contribute to the betterment of society and individuals’ lives through excellence in teaching, research and direct engagement in healthcare practices. This mission not only aligns with the UNSW and faculty strategies, it furthers them by offering pragmatic and meaningful opportunities to directly impact on the health and wellbeing of people’s lives in the short and long term. The school – including its research, teaching and practice-based environments – has the capacity to immediately improve healthcare in the community and the nation and influence policy direction for generations to come.
In recognition of the key priority areas set out by UNSW, we have targeted the following areas where we will deliver standards of excellence:
This theme underscores all aspects of imparting knowledge and capacity to the next generation of healthcare professionals and to members of the broad community who will benefit from healthcare treatment programs. By highlighting education as a central value, we continually examine the changing healthcare needs of society and how to meet these needs through educational programs. We recognise the need for best-practice standards in the development and delivery of all courses and degrees, both online and face-to-face.
A reminder that we are all part of the greater whole. The courses, programs, teaching and research done within the School of Health Sciences are intrinsically tied into the broad community through the Lifestyle Clinic. Community healthcare requirements drive the development of the school’s programs, and equally, the work done by teaching staff and researchers determines the impact these programs have on individuals. The School of Health Sciences recognises the important role it holds in facilitating expert training programs for clinicians and ensuring that best-practice healthcare standards are delivered to the community.
We recognise that staff are the foundation upon which all research, teaching and community programs are built and delivered. The School of Health Sciences is newly founded and therefore determined to create the best possible work environment for its people to achieve their goals individually and as members of teams.