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Flinders Southern Adelaide Clinical School

The Flinders Southern Adelaide Clinical School (FSACS) is an academic unit which leads clinical teaching and research initiatives in Flinders University’s School of Medicine.

We are aligned not only with the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN), but with clinical care in primary care, private specialist clinics and private hospitals.

We are primarily located within Flinders Medical Centre at Flinders University’s Bedford Park campus.



Doctor of Medicine (MD)

FSACS disciplines and their clinical and academic staff have an active teaching role into all four years of the medical course.

We also provide opportunities for students to undertake their entire third year of clinical and academic curriculum in tertiary teaching hospitals and other health services in suburban Adelaide.

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Chronic Condition Management

Postgraduate courses in chronic condition management are run by the Flinders Human Behaviour and Health Research Unit (FHBHRU).

FHBHRU undertake inter-professional education, clinical services, research and consultancy focused on improving the management of chronic conditions and mental health through self-management techniques.

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Postgraduate courses in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy are run by the FSACS Psychiatry discipline.

The aim of these programs is to provide you with a tertiary-level education required to deliver effective, safe and accountable focussed psychological interventions for high prevalence mental health disorders within a stepped-care model of service.

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Health and Aged Care Administration

Flinders Health Care Management is South Australia's premier provider of postgraduate education for leadership in health administration.

Courses are designed for managers at all levels who work in public and private health and aged care sectors or related industries.

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Paramedic Science

South Australia’s only paramedicine degree is led by our FSACS Paramedic Unit.

Developed in conjunction with the South Australian Ambulance Service, the Bachelor of Paramedic Science is for people seeking a career as a paramedic officer. Clinical and academic staff from across FSACS teach into this course

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Our researchers transform health systems and healthcare delivery and improve the lives of people in local and international communities. You will find our multi-disciplinary experts in labs, hospitals, research centres and in the community.

Our research is driven through strong partnerships with industry and organisations, including the Flinders Medical Centre (FMC) Foundation.


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Bill Heddle

"The key elements considered necessary for success are the uniting of clinical care, teaching, and research. It includes many clinical teachers with adjunct status or no current academic status who teach health care students pro bono."

Professor William Heddle
Associate Dean
Flinders Southern Adelaide Clinical School


General enquiries

Ms Fiona Bertrand
Executive Officer

Phone: +61 8 8404 2027
Email: fiona.bertrand@flinders.edu.au