Advancing Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Research

NewMed’s program emphasises interdisciplinary research that spans different components of care, including medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy. As graduates, NewMed students will bring experience and ideas with them. Our strategy is to support them to identify research projects which integrate insights from fields outside traditional healthcare, such as communication theory and technology.

At NewMed, we believe that understanding generalist and primary care settings provides a rich opportunity for knowledge advancement. Our students will begin their clinical experience early in these local community settings, where success “…may depend more on broader knowledge and skills, including social science perspectives that aid understanding of people, systems and how to motivate change in health behaviour”.

Graduates of NewMed can still become academic biomedical sub-specialists, but we hope that some will be inspired to become academic generalists and rural practitioners, and contribute broadly to important public health issue scholarship.