The school is based at the Grafton Campus, and is made up of six departments and
two disciplines. The departments are: Anatomy with Radiology, the Auckland
Cancer Society Research Centre, the Biomedical Imaging Research Unit, Molecular
Medicine and Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology. The two disciplines are
Nutrition and Oncology.
The core business and greatest strength of the School of Medical Sciences is in
basic biomedical research, with commitment to a strong base of international projects
and innovative studies across a wide range of subjects, including more clinically
related research areas.
Of note, the
school has particularly strong research
programmes in cancer biology
and drug development, neuroscience, cardiovascular disease, genetics, infection
and immunity, developmental biology, biomedical imaging and numerous smaller research
Students who undertake
undergraduate or postgraduate programmes gain invaluable
first-hand experience from their interactions with world-class investigators in
various disciplines. The research-driven learning process prepares students for
a successful career in science.