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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.

Why ECU?

  • QILT logo

    ECU top in teaching quality

    For the fifth year in a row, ECU has received the top undergraduate teaching quality ranking of all 37 public universities in Australia.

    ECU was also the top-ranked public university in Australia for undergraduate skills development for the sixth year in a row.

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  • The Good Universities Guide 2021

    Good Universities Guide

    In the 2021 Good Universities Guide, ECU graduates have given us a 5-star rating for teaching quality, skills development, student support, learning resources, learner engagement and overall student experience.

    The 5-star rating for teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE World University Rankings 2020 Top 100 Young

    THE Young University Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities under 50 years old in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Young Universities Rankings, THE World University Rankings.

Courses

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.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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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.

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Medical Science

Student stories

  • Ian Green

    Forensic Science student

    "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.

  • Melissa Mairs

    Medical Science student

    "Hands-on in your first year"

    Bachelor of Medical Science student Melissa Mairs talks about how she received hands-on experience in her first year.

  • Biomedical Science student, Callum Robinson

    Callum Robinson

    Biomedical Science student

    "I've always wanted to pursue a career in medical research"

    I heard ECU's Biomedical Science course covered many different aspects of medical research, including genetics and human biology, so I saw this as a prime opportunity to further my education in this field.

    I've been able to gain practical experience in a laboratory outside of university and found this has increased the value of my CV immensely.

    My greatest achievement would have to be the International Science Project unit where we visited Tianjin Medical University in Tianjin, China. The trip and experiences have been invaluable!

    I've also received the Fertility North Prize in Reproductive Biology. This award has opened the door for possible postgraduate studies in an established laboratory.