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Overview

The School of Medical and Health Sciences is home to teaching and research in Medical and Biomedical Sciences, Allied Health, and 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 world-class research is rapidly translated to provide solutions to some of the key health issues facing our community.

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.

Study with us

The School of Medical and Health Sciences offers a diverse range of courses across the health, medical, exercise and sports sciences. Our courses are developed in consultation with practising health professionals, health organisations, industry groups and employers to ensure we keep up-to-date with the latest developments in theory and practice. Students get access to hands-on, practical experiences from the start of their course, meaning that our students get more professional training in work-related and clinical settings over the course of their studies. Together with our high-quality teaching, consistently rated at 5 stars by ECU graduates, our internationally-recognised research and our world-class facilities, the School of Medical and Health Sciences produces competitive graduates who are ready for the health workforce in their chosen field.

Our research strengths

The School has an active, high-quality and internationally-recognised research program aligned to the various disciplines. Our areas of research strengths include:

News & events

Dr Nic Hart featured in Movember's awareness of World Cancer Day

Dr Nic Hart featured in Movember's awareness of World Cancer Day

Exercise Medicine Research Institute‚Äôs Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Dr Nic Hart, is featured on the Movember Foundation website.  The article brings awareness to World Cancer Day on 4th February and showcases exercise and cancer research helping men affected with prostate cancer to feel better, move better and live longer.

Graduate, ECU, School of Medical and Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) Tom James-Wallace

Work-ready graduate gets the edge

Exercise and Sports Science graduate, Tom James-Wallace, secures a job after completing an internship with the WA Football Commission.

Exercise Physiologists testing cancer patient in treatment room

Targeted exercise helps fight cancer

ABC Catalyst meets a group of cancer patients who are experiencing extraordinary benefits from prescribed targeted exercise programs.

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