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What we do

What we do

Our core purpose is to provide high-quality research and teaching which improves the health and wellbeing of our community. Our innovative approach to teaching brings together health disciplines in three clusters, promoting interprofessional teaching to produce health graduates who are ready for the contemporary multidisciplinary health workforce:

  • Medical and Exercise Sciences – Medical and Biomedical Science, Exercise and Sports Science, Exercise Rehabilitation;
  • Allied Health – Paramedical Science, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics;
  • Public Health and Occupational Health and Safety – Health Science, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Promotion, Addiction Studies, Nutrition, and Environmental Health.

We attract exceptional researchers who are recognised leaders in their fields, supporting them to rapidly translate their research into real-world solutions to important health issues. Our research strengths are in cancer, neuroscience, exercise science, allied health, public health, and emergency medicine.

Our teaching and research is supported through world-class laboratory facilities and physical infrastructure. The School provides primary healthcare services through the Vario Health Clinic, the Joondalup Community Clinical School, and the ECU Health Centre, providing low-cost, high-quality care to clients as well as giving our students the opportunity to gain practical experience in healthcare.


Our courses are industry-relevant combining the latest theory with hands-on practical experience. 

The School offers a diverse and exciting mix of courses that are developed in consultation with industry groups and combines the latest theory with hands-on, practical experiences and professional training.

ECU Health Centre

ECU Health Centre 

Located in the City of Wanneroo, the ECU Health Centre is an integrated primary healthcare facility where a wide range of service providers offer health services in a 'one-stop shop' for patients, their families and carers, and those looking to improve their wellbeing.

ECU Health Simulation Centre

Health Simulation Centre 

ECU’s Health Simulation Centre is a world-class facility that delivers high-quality training in Immersive Simulation-based Learning (ISL) and pursues a thriving research program, with a focus on improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.

Exercise Medicine Research Institute

Exercise Medicine Research Institute 

Edith Cowan University’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute is a cross-disciplinary alliance of research centres and expertise with extensive national and international linkages. It is the first institute of its kind at an Australian University bringing together an expert team of researchers committed to improving community health and wellbeing. In partnership with national and international networks, it enhances collaboration and promotes a holistic approach to health and lifestyle.

Our Partnerships

The School of Medical and Health Sciences has well-established, mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, government, and community organisations. 

The School of Medical and Health Sciences has well-established, mutually beneficial partnerships with industry, government, and community organisations. Our partnerships create a mutual exchange of knowledge and ideas which benefit all our stakeholders, from applying our research outcomes to improve the health and wellbeing of people in our community, through to delivering teaching which is underpinned by and reflects contemporary best-practice.

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