Welcome to the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Our School has a long tradition of high achievement in teaching and research in audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology. As one of Australia's leading health and rehabilitation educators, the School is recognised internationally for its teaching and research staff, alumni and quality of students.
The School has been founded with a strong focus on scientific endeavours and high-quality outcomes. This is supported by our well-established programs with physiotherapy having been offered since 1938; occupational therapy since 1955; speech pathology since 1962 and audiology since 1971. Supporting the School's strong research contributions are two Centres of Clinical Research Excellence, along with a number of research centres, units and collaborations which enhance our research capacity and translation of research into practice.
Additionally, the School runs public health and rehabilitation clinics providing specialised, client-focused healthcare and rehabilitation to children, adults and seniors, as well as students and staff of the University in the areas of:
- audiology (hearing)
- occupational therapy
- speech pathology (speech and language)
Our School has consistently performed exceptionally well on UQ-wide key performance indicators. Our areas of extremely high achievement are in relation to:
- quality and quantity of academic publications
- overall student satisfaction with the courses we deliver
- the large number of students in postgraduate coursework.
Percentage of graduates in full-time employment is also an area of high achievement, which demonstrates the value of choosing our School for the chance to obtain top quality teaching, research and graduate employment opportunities.