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The School of Medical and Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary School committed to conducting high-quality research that improves lives; delivering evidence-based, student-centred teaching and learning; and actively engaging in meaningful ways with our community and professional colleagues. Located on ECU’s Joondalup Campus, the School has research strengths in the neurosciences (stroke, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s diseases); oncology and carcinogenesis (melanoma, exercise oncology); human movement and sports science; clinical sciences (reproductive technology, environmental health, genetics); occupational health & safety; and nutrition & dietetics.

The School of Medical and Health Sciences helps ECU to achieve its mission by being:

  • A leader in collaborative medical and health research that is strongly grounded in industry and community partnerships;
  • Acknowledged as a significant contributor to the development of health and wellness education and research;
  • Recognised for flexibility, approachability and student focus, innovation in course development, high quality teaching and practical experience which prepares graduates well for the workforce.

We engage with the community in the quest to find new diagnostics and treatments; improve health literacy; enhance health education practices; and strengthen the health workforce and systems. Our work encompasses birth to death, individual to population, genetic to environmental influences, applying science to improve health in our community.

We use collaborative approaches and embrace innovations in teaching including simulation and inter-professional practice. Our clinical laboratories, community-based placements and practical experiences are world class with our students getting ‘hands on’ practical experience early. Our courses are of high quality, many of which are formally accredited. We are student-centred and our industry partners are highly valued for the relevance they bring to our courses and the opportunities created for our graduates.

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