The School of Medical and Health Sciences is home to teaching and research in medical, biomedical, health, exercise and sports sciences as well as in public, occupational and environmental health.
We strive to improve the health of the community through excellence in teaching and research and the application of new knowledge. Our undergraduate courses lay the groundwork for a variety of future careers in health and medical sciences.
We specialise in medical science, biomedical science, human biology, human genetics, paramedical science, nutrition and dietetics, speech pathology, occupational therapy, exercise and sports science, public health, occupational health and safety, health promotion, addiction studies, and occupational and environmental health.
The school offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combine the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences and professional training.
The School has a very active research program aligned to the various academic disciplines, these include:
Exercise and Sports Science graduate, Tom James-Wallace, secures a job after completing an internship with the WA Football Commission.
Projects to improve the detection and treatment of cancer have received $334,000 from the Cancer Council.
Exercising before surgery not only improves patient outcomes, but can also help drive down the cost of healthcare. Dr Favil Singh explains how.