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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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    Top public uni in WA for Health

    ECU has been ranked the top public university in Western Australia for undergraduate Health Services and Support education for learning resources, student support, teaching quality and quality of educational experience. Source: QILT Student Experience Survey 2020.

  • 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 undergraduate teaching quality has now been achieved for 14 straight years.

    Read more about the Good Universities Guide.

  • THE Impact Rankings

    THE Impact Rankings

    ECU has been ranked in the top 50 for Gender Equality (24th), Good Health and Wellbeing (24th) and Quality Education (41st) in the 2021 Times Higher Education Impact rankings, showing how universities are working towards the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • 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.


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.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

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.

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  • Associate Professor Erin Godecke is Senior Research Fellow in Speech Pathology and the Clinical Director of the Very Early Rehabilitation in SpeEch (VERSE) Trial for Aphasia after Stroke.

  • 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

  • Biomedical Science student, Callum Robinson

    Callum Robinson

    ECU Biomedical Science student

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

    I heard ECU's Biomedical Science course covered many aspects of medical research, including genetics and human biology, so I saw this as an 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.

    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.

  • Constanze Spicer

    ECU Postgraduate Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology

    "The course is offered online which is fantastic if you need flexibility"

    Master of Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology student, Constanze Spicer, talks about studying the course with Edith Cowan University (ECU). Constanze discusses why she chose ECU's Master of Occupational Hygiene & Toxicology as well as some of the activities she's undertaken in her studies, including exposure monitoring in the field.

  • Amy Thomson

    Amy Thomson

    ECU Master of Nutrition and Dietetics student

    "Becoming a dietitian was the perfect career for me"

    The clinical placements have allowed me to put all of the theory I’ve learnt into practice. My eyes have been opened to what working as a Clinical Dietitian involves and it has only made me more excited for my future career.