Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences is ambitiously pushing the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time.

As the newest faculty at Macquarie, we’re a faculty on the move. Join us as we push the boundaries of progressive thinking and challenging what’s possible to solve some of the big issues of our time.

You’ll learn from the best and develop a sound understanding in the fundamentals of clinical science through the faculty’s bold ambition to create educational and research programs with a difference.


As you’ll discover, we aim to serve our community, but our outlook is global. By placing the patient first, we deliver clinical care, learning and research focused on progress through evidence.

We’re concentrating our core purpose on developing a holistic approach to medical training and education with focuses on three aspects - Heal, Learn, Discover.

Key focal areas include neurosciences (especially motor neuron disease, neurological rehabilitation and the clinical neuroscience of pain), cancer medicine and vascular science.

Professional development

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is also available via Initiatives through our Neuroanesthesia Simulation Course and our interdisciplinary study exploring 'The role of wellbeing on diagnostic performance'.

HDR mentoring program

The FMHHS HDR mentoring program connects early career researchers (ECRs) and professional staff with HDR students to support students in achieving their career aspirations. Are you interested? Read more about the program here.


Focus your career with postgraduate study through the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences. Build on your existing studies, advance your skill set and progress your career with additional study in health professions, public health and medical science.

Start something transformative:

Medical science


Public Health

Contact us

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences
Level 3, 75 Talavera Rd,
Macquarie University NSW 2113

T: +61 (2) 9850 2888            
F: +61 (2) 9812 3600
E: fmhs.education@mq.edu.au

Research training and research degrees

Research in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences spans the biomedical and clinical sciences, physiotherapy, health systems and e-health. The faculty offers a range of research study options including entry level postgraduate research experiences, pathways towards a future research career and PhD research.

Are you interested in continuing your studies or embarking on research to pursue your passion with Macquarie? We offer a range of research training and research degrees in broad interest areas across our faculty. To find out more, contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your idea or find out more about applying.

Contact us

E: fmhs.hdr@mq.edu.au

Departments within this faculty

Opportunities and societies

Research scholarship opportunities

Our Department is involved in the Faculty Summer Vacation Scholarship Program and offers a range of research opportunities for prospective postgraduate research students to gain experience working with our researchers.  Successful applicants receive a scholarship as part of this program.

Several international and domestic scholarship opportunities are advertised on the University Higher Degree Research website.


Students are encouraged to join MedSoc, a faculty postgraduate social network that helps connect our research students through a variety of social events.

More information and assistance

On campus

The University provides support and information for students regarding on-campus food, childcare and travel needs.

Stay fit and active beyond the classroom with Macquarie’s Sport and Aquatic Centre which has a wide range of fitness classes and sporting facilities and a variety of membership options to suit your needs.


New and returning students are encouraged to attend Orientation week to celebrate the new session. Relax, explore and meet new people before lectures start the following week. Check out what is happening during 'O Week' and keep an eye on your emails for your invitation.


Need a little more help? Academic support is available for you providing academic and program advice, as well as peer support, study skills programs and training and support resources throughout your semester.

For help outside of your studies, the Health and Wellbeing teams can help by providing guidance on how to adjust to University life, counselling services, disability support services, student advocacy and much more. Don't forget, you can also tap into the student social clubs and groups as a way of connecting with others who share your passions.

Support is also readily available for Indigenous students and International students who need personal or academic advice.

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