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Neurological Rehabilitation

These postgraduate courses will develop your ability to provide specialist care across a range of neurological conditions and settings – from acute to community-based services – while enhancing your confidence and engagement in best-practice care.

Why ECU?

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    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.

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  • THE Impact Rankings 2020

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked number 9 in the world for Quality Education and is in the top 100 overall in the 2020 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact rankings, showing how the global higher education sector is working towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

    Read more about the THE Impact Rankings

  • 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

All of our courses extend the skills and knowledge of health and exercise professionals currently working with individuals with a range of neurological conditions, e.g. practising Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, and Registered Nurses.

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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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WA's leading university in Neuroscience Research

ECU's neuroscience research includes Alzheimer's disease, stroke and other acquired brain injury, Huntington's disease, spinal cord injury, neuro-rehabilitation and autism.

This ground-breaking work is reflected by ECU being the only Western Australian university to receive the highest possible Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating in this field.

ECU also provides high-quality neuroscience postgraduate courses taught by experienced academics and clinical experts who work closely with industry partners.

Robotics for neuro-rehabilitation

Man using the KINARM Exoskeleton, a machine that combines robotics and virtual reality

Stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can have large impacts on the ability to move independently. Research focusing on the use of robotics for rehabilitation could hold the key to effective treatments.

In a new laboratory at ECU, Professor Dylan Edwards uses robotic therapy to better understand mobility in people who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury.

Robotic therapy, he says, is likely to be an effective treatment in the future.

Professor Edwards is Director of the Neuro-rehabilitation and Robotics Laboratory, launched early in 2018.

Located at ECU's Joondalup Campus, the laboratory is home to Australia's first KINARM Exoskeleton, a $300,000 machine that combines robotics and virtual reality.

The robotic machinery allows researchers to study upper-arm voluntary motor control, and to quantify and provide a broad range of hand and joint-based information.

"The KINARM allows us to examine how someone is moving in a much more detailed way, allowing us to design more targeted rehabilitation programs for patients" - Professor Edwards explains.

As part of the research, Professor Edwards seeks to develop the understanding of these conditions, which will lead to the design of new interventions to aid recovery.

Student stories

  • Kim McClean

    Kim McClean

    Master of Occupational Health and Safety graduate and current ECU PhD candidate

    "The opportunity to conduct OHS-related research was a fantastic experience"

    I was drawn to ECU's Master of Occupational Health and Safety as the content seemed so logical and highly relevant to the industry and the workplaces I was employed in. All of the lecturers have remarkable academic and industry backgrounds, and while my course was primarily online, the lecturer support and ongoing electronic contact I received was outstanding.

    Through the research I commenced in my Masters degree, I will be presenting at the 2018 National Nursing Conference. It is exciting that I could potentially influence national OHS Nursing direction, and I would not be in this position without the skills that I developed at ECU.

  • Claire Mason

    Exercise and Sports Science and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation graduate

    "You have the opportunity to experience the workplace"

    I was looking to upskill into a clinical setting and ECU was the only university in Western Australia that was offering the accredited course. The lecturers are all very renowned in their own fields. Their current research is within the areas that they teach us. This means that we are getting the most up-to-date information in the lectures and labs. They were all very approachable and supportive should we need help with any of the assignments or topics that we covered.

  • Suci Wardana

    Suci Wardana

    Occupational Therapy student

    "I chose to study OT at ECU because of the practical components offered from the beginning of the course"

    I have been fortunate to have taken part in several placements relating to OT, beginning just a few weeks into starting my course. These placements involved observing practitioners in their specialised fields, which was very beneficial as it gave me a feel for what I'd be doing in the future, and provided learning that can't be taught in the classroom.

    I also felt that the small cohort of students in the course would be very beneficial as it allows us to get to know everyone in the course and increases the opportunities that we have to communicate face-to-face with lecturers and tutors. The OT staff at ECU are also working in the field, and they're able to provide students with real-life learning, which is fantastic.

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