Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences

As Macquarie's newest faculty, the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences (FMHHS) offers you a holistic, hands-on experience in the medical field by working closely with Macquarie Health.

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences includes four departments and two nationally acclaimed, faculty-based research centres.


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.

Our key focal areas include:

  • Neurosciences, especially:
    • motor neuron disease
    • neurological rehabilitation
    • the clinical neuroscience of pain
  • Cancer medicine
  • Vascular science

Professional development

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

Higher Degree Research (HDR) mentoring program

The Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences HDR mentoring program connects early career researchers (ECRs) and professional staff with HDR students to support students in achieving their career aspirations.


Postgraduate study through the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences will allow you to:

  • build on your existing studies
  • advance your skillset
  • progress your career with additional study in health professions, public health and medical science.

Find out about our postgraduate degrees:

Medical science


Public Health

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.

Departments and centres

Browse through our departments and the diverse range of degrees.

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.