"My course opened my eyes to so many different areas of research"
"ECU’s Human Biology course has a multidisciplinary approach which has prepared me for a rapidly expanding industry with so many fields of research to explore."
Human Biology graduate
The School of Medical Sciences is home to learning and research in human biology, biomedical science, paramedical science and postgraduate medicine. With an international focus and commitment to innovative research and high quality learning and teaching, the school seeks to improve the human condition and is committed to a sustainable future.
Our team is passionate about making a difference to student learning through innovative and adaptive teaching informed by research and evidence based practice. The School is committed to making a difference to the health of the community through rationale inquiry, original discoveries in medical science and workforce innovation. It has built an excellent reputation for high quality research and teaching.
Our graduates have careers in research, in medical laboratories and clinical technologies, and as clinical service providers. On campus we have “hands on” laboratory facilities, a fully functioning world-class health simulation centre and interprofessional learning opportunities. The School’s programs are designed with industry input to provide relevant learning experiences in each professional area with an underpinning of general skills and competencies which makes each degree a pathway for career success and life long learning. Medical Science students are offered 'real-world' work experience, which sets them apart from others.
This vibrant school takes pride in delivering outstanding education in all courses, in opening students to the possibilities offered by newly discovered knowledge, and in providing a nurturing and caring environment. The school fosters excellence in interdisciplinary research and teaching, and nurtures the development of our students to reach their full potential. World-class researchers work across disciplines including laboratory-based medical science, applied clinical research, and social and public health research. Many of the School’s staff are recognised internationally as leaders in their fields. They have strong links with colleagues in Asia, North America and Europe, and regular exchanges occur between the School and these international colleagues. The School also features excellent facilities for research and teaching and is involved in a wide range of projects.
We strive for health improvement through the application of new knowledge and excellence in teaching and research, delivering education and research programs that meet the rapidly advancing challenges of the medical science professions. We continue to collaborate with industry, government and community to foster partnerships and clusters of expertise.