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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.

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

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Scholarship opportunities to 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

Students benefit from professional partnerships

ECU's sponsorship-based partnerships with sports industry leaders, such as the West Coast Eagles and Perth Wildcats, offer our students unique opportunities to go behind the scenes, gain industry insights, network and see what career prospects might be available after they graduate.

Last year, Exercise & Sports Science and Business students attended an afternoon of workshops and activities with coaches and management teams from the West Coast Eagles (pictured). Partnerships like this help students learn how the knowledge and skills they’re gaining from their courses can be applied in the real world.

Explore your options

  • The ECU course is flexible and I can study it online

  • Exercise Science & Rehabilitation

  • Firefighters battling invisible hazards

  • Regular-fat dairy mythbusters

  • Investigating the benefits of exercise for cancer patients

  • Educating children about food and drink choices

  • Healthy study choice

  • Medical Science

  • Occupational Therapy at ECU

  • Investigating language difficulty after stroke

  • Stronger kids can lead to less injuries in adulthood

  • Lecturers with practical experience

  • A course with strong ties to industry

  • Working with elite athletes

  • Exercise & Sports Science

  • Researching human addiction

  • Hygiene factors

  • Firefighters battling invisible hazards

  • I didn't realise that exercise could save my life

  • Graduate as an accredited practising dietician

  • A day in the life

  • Speech Pathology studies at ECU

Student
stories

  • "The knowledge I have learned has really improved my capabilities and I have noticed a confidence in my practice"
    Amy Dixon

    Amy Dixon

    ECU postgraduate Neurological Rehabilitation student

    I am currently working in physiotherapy and wanted to specialise in neurological rehabilitation. I chose ECU as it was the only university in WA offering postgrad studies designed for increasing knowledge in neurological rehabilitation.

    I am enjoying studying online and the weekly modules are motivating. The content is relevant and thought provoking, and there are are plenty of opportunities to collaborate with peers using the discussion board.

    The knowledge I have learned has really improved my capabilities and I have noticed a confidence in my practice.

  • "Simulating every kind of emergency"

    Wayne van Biljon

    Paramedical Science postgraduate

    Master of Paramedical Science student Wayne van Biljon discusses why he chose postgraduate study at ECU.

  • "The course has really helped me in my aspirations to be a pro-footballer"
    Kristian Popovic

    Kristian Popovic

    ECU Exercise and Sports Science student and Perth Glory footballer

    I am originally from Sydney, and was recommended to study at ECU by a well-known person in the field of sports science. Since starting at ECU, I have not been disappointed - the ECU Joondalup campus is large and home to the latest technology and facilities.

    The course has really helped me in my aspirations to be a pro-footballer, helping to develop my knowledge in areas such as recovery strategies, nutrition and coaching. I would highly recommend ECU to anybody looking to study sports science.

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