Medical & Biomedical Science
Medical Science is the study of human disease, including its diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Biomedical scientists focus on how cells, organs and systems function in the human body, also relevant to the understanding and treatment of human diseases.Find out more
Study world ready
Our undergraduate courses lay the groundwork for a variety of future careers in health and medicine. Graduates can also continue to specialise in laboratory disciplines through a higher degree.
"The skills and knowledge gained has broadened my horizons"
A forensic scientist can be the difference between whether someone is prosecuted for a crime, or whether they walk free. ECU student Ian Green explains how.
"I feel safe and a sense of belonging when I am at ECU"
I chose ECU for biomedical science because it has a flexible course structure. In my three years of studies, I was allowed to take units that interest me as electives, while also completing compulsory (core) units. It enhanced my whole study experience.
The atmosphere at ECU is inclusive and has a community feeling to it. I feel safe and a sense of belonging when I am at ECU. Lecturers are very engaging and approachable which helped me keep track on my studies. They are knowledgeable and passionate about the things they do.
If you are an international student who is new to ECU, get yourself involved as much as you can in whatever interests you. Help is always available and there are people ready to advocate for you if you need them. Join a club or a University activity, volunteer your time and put yourself out there!
"Fertile career opportunities"
Master of Science student Pauline reflects on her studies in human reproduction and assisted conception, and how she's being prepared for a future career as an IVF clinician or embryologist.