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Medical & Health Sciences

If you have a passion for enhancing the quality of people's lives, this study area offers you a variety of health-related courses and career directions.

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Medical & Health Sciences at ECU

Nothing is more important than our health. Without good health we fail to function as human beings, let alone achieve anything like peak performance.

Health is important to us at ECU too. Here, you can study a Science degree in areas as diverse as Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sports Science, or Paramedical Science. Or choose other health-related courses like Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, or Speech Pathology.

Why ECU?

Courses

Our undergraduate courses lay the groundwork for a variety of future careers in health and medicine.

This includes areas like medical science, human biology, laboratory-based research, emergency medical services, health promotion, nutrition, environmental health, occupational safety and health, exercise and sports science and occupational therapy.

Study areas, degrees and majors

At ECU, we group similar fields of work into study areas – Medical & Health Sciences is one of them.

Within this study area you can choose an undergraduate degree, for example a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science), a Bachelor of Health Science, or a Bachelor of Speech Pathology.

For some degrees, like Health Science, you can choose a speciality, or major, like Environmental Health, Addiction Studies or Nutrition.

Postgraduate degrees involve coursework or research. For example, you can study our Master of Public Health by Research, or a Master of Paramedical Science (coursework).

Medical & Health Sciences

If you already know what you're interested in, choose a discipline.

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Experience Medical & Health Sciences at ECU.

Reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

Speech Pathology goes remote

Our Speech Pathology course is making a difference to people in rural and remote communities, with students able to complete 16-week work placements at either Geraldton or Mount Magnet.

As part of their placements, our students work in schools, aged care facilities, inter-professional and communication clinics in the EdSIM Centre.

At Mount Magnet they become fully-immersed in the local Aboriginal community, participating in local activities, as well as completing clinical work. They also complete simulation training in Basic Life Support and a tailor-made cultural awareness program called 'Understanding Yamatji', with access to cultural mentors.

As well as the rich experience of living in a remote community and a rural centre, students also gain vital clinical competencies.

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Student
stories

  • "The opportunity to conduct OHS-related research was a fantastic experience"
    Kim McClean
    Kim McCleanMaster of Occupational Health and Safety graduate and current ECU PhD candidate

    I was drawn to ECU's Master of Occupational Health and Safety as the content seemed so logical and highly relevant to the industry and the workplaces I was employed in. All of the lecturers have remarkable academic and industry backgrounds, and while my course was primarily online, the lecturer support and ongoing electronic contact I received was outstanding.

    Through the research I commenced in my Masters degree, I will be presenting at the 2018 National Nursing Conference. It is exciting that I could potentially influence national OHS Nursing direction, and I would not be in this position without the skills that I developed at ECU.

  • "I wanted the opportunity to work anywhere in Australia as well as overseas"
    Meghann LavertyParamedical Science student

    When I applied for Paramedical Science at ECU, it was the only university in WA offering the nationally-accredited course and I've stayed because of the industry partnerships with St John Ambulance Northern Territory and Falck.

    I really enjoy working with the lecturers; they all have practical experience out on road and within the industry so they can continually educate us, while providing a lot of guidance and support.

  • "Writing, rewriting and more rewriting!"
    Danica Lee Larcombe
    Danica-Lea LarcombeIntegrated PhD candidate (Biodiversity and Human Health)

    The skills I have learnt while studying the Integrated PhD have assisted with my research proposal, literature reviews, data analysis and grant writing.

    My ethics application helped with recruitment of participants and surveys. I've also learnt how to develop and analyse complex surveys.

    I've attended many workshops run by GRS and found them invaluable. And the GRS SOAR centre helped when I experienced issues designing my surveys.

    My greatest challenge has been multitasking between data analysis, writing literature and coordination of participants. Also writing, rewriting and more rewriting!

    In the future I want to work with developers and government, and continue writing and teaching about the importance of nature to human health.

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