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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

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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.

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Paramedic internships in London

ECU Paramedical Science students have the opportunity to gain international experience through partner internships during their studies.

In 2018, our students received hands-on experience through London Ambulance, and South Central Ambulance Service.

Some students who graduated in 2017 were offered jobs at St John Ambulance WA, as well as ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

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Master of Public Health by Research student Nathan Hambly discusses his Addiction Studies major and why he chose ECU.

Student
stories

  • "I did my research beforehand and found Exercise & Sports Science can pave the way for different career paths"
    Exercise & Sports Science student Ricky LeGuay, working with the West Coast Eagles
    Ricky LeGuayExercise & Sports Science student

    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"
    Anna AddisonMaster of Nutrition and Dietetics graduate

    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"
    Shona HalleenHealth Science (Nutrition major) graduate

    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.

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