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What is an academic health science centre?

An academic health science centre is an alliance between universities, health care providers and research institutes.

The primary role of BDHP is to strengthen the integration between research, education and health care by harnessing the cooperation and strengths of the partners.  It aims to add value to the core business of each organisation and in so doing, deliver health benefits to the community.

The aim is to ensure that discoveries in health and medical research are swiftly translated to direct benefits for patients.

These alliances between academic institutions and hospital and other health providers have been shown to be very successful in improving patient outcomes across disciplines and specialties.