The UTS Council has approved the request to rename the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health to Faculty of Health.
Having been known by its current name for over a decade, the Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health (NMH) has broadened its scope and now operates in the fields of nursing, midwifery, human movement, sport and exercise management, health services and management, and multi-disciplinary research. The name Faculty of Health is considered to better reflect the Faculty’s operations and positioning as it continues to develop its activities in these areas.
Dean and Professor John Daly says that the new name is also consistent with UTS’s strategic development of health sciences as a key aspect of being a university of technology.
"Our new Faculty of Health title reflects the increasingly multidisciplinary approach to health practice at UTS and is more inclusive of all of the groups operating within, and connected to, the Faculty. Externally, the new name will assist in the communication and promotion of the faculty’s broad strengths. It also logically reflects the Faculty’s current and future connections with the Graduate School of Health."
"Faculty staff have been consulted extensively and have provided strong support for the name change. The Dean’s Industry Advisory Board, UTS Senior Executive and other Faculty Deans also support the change."
Vice-Chancellor Ross Milbourne has determined that the date of implementation be no later than 1 January 2013. Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Peter Booth and Dean John Daly will be responsible for implementing Council’s decision.