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.
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.
The School has an active, high-quality and internationally-recognised research program aligned to the various disciplines. Our areas of research strengths include:
ECU Speech Pathology student Mitchell Walley was the winner of the Future Leader in Indigenous Allied Health Award at the 2018 IAHA National Indigenous Allied Health Awards.
Move-Kids Program is a fun, movement based program that aims to improve children’s movement skills and self-confidence to ensure every child has the opportunity to enjoy and participate in physical activity, exercise and sport.
Paramedical Science students and researchers at Edith Cowan University are playing a lead role in the first ever international study of anxiety, mental health and wellbeing within the profession.
The School offeres a range of continuing professional developing opportunities for health professional, teachers and carers. Many of these learning resources are free and accredited by professional associations.
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