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.
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"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.
"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.
"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.