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Get ready for work

Over the course of their studies, students within the School of Medical and Health Sciences have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements across a wide range of health, education and community based settings. This includes ECU clinics, hospitals, schools, public health settings, aged care facilities and ambulance services across a range of metropolitan and rural sites.

Practicum Placements

As well as providing five-star teaching, the School of Medical and Health Sciences provides students with hands-on practical experience in the form of supervised practicum placements in the real world. This means our graduates not only have the theoretical knowledge to make a difference, they also are work-ready, confident and competent practitioners.

Pre-practicum preparation:


The School of Medical and Health Sciences provides an innovative Internship Program that is available to high-achieving undergraduate students. In addition to compulsory practicum placements, students can apply to gain additional voluntary experience as an intern with local industry for 10-15 hours per week over a 6-9 month period. This fantastic opportunity helps students to improve their professional networks and also makes them more competitive in the job market. Students can keep an eye out on their course community blackboard site for internship opportunities.

Student Research Cadetships

The School of Medical and Health Sciences offers high-achieving undergraduate students an opportunity to apply to undertake a Research Cadetship whereby they are mentored by an experienced academic researcher and get real research experience and training in an authentic research project.

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