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.Find out more
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.
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.
"I did my research beforehand and found Exercise & Sports Science can pave the way for different career paths"
The course has taken my personal training to the next level (evidence-based training). It has also given me the opportunity to work with the West Coast Eagles.
I went to China last year and worked with coaches from China's Olympic team and I will possibly be in Sri Lanka later this year with their athletes and continue to fast track my development as a Sports Scientist.
I did my research beforehand and found Exercise & Sports Science can pave the way for different career paths. Strength & Conditioning, Exercise Physiology and Teaching Physical Education to name a few, but there are so many more.
I chose ECU because of their corporate partnerships with some of our country's biggest sporting organisations, including the West Coast Eagles, WACA, Wildcats, etc.
When asked about Ricky's placement, West Coast Eagles General Manager (Community and Game Development) Richard O'Connell said, "Ricky is actively involved in the running of our Academies, learning from experienced coaches and elite players."
"His enthusiasm is a great reflection of the support Edith Cowan University provide their students. His journey is a great path for others to follow.
"Dietetics ticked all of the boxes"
Master of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate, Anna Addison talks about her role as a clinical dietician at Joondalup Health Campus, and the research project she completed as a student at ECU.
"ECU is definitely more hands-on"
I have a passion for helping people and a passion for food, so putting them together comes into nutrition.
ECU is definitely more hands-on, that was a big aspect of the course that I enjoyed.
Being at ECU really opened my eyes to a whole new opportunity for where I can take my nutrition degree.