The School of Medical and Health Sciences is home to teaching and research in Medical and Biomedical Sciences, Allied Health, and Exercise and Sports Sciences, as well as in Public, Occupational and Environmental Health.
We strive to improve the health of the community through excellence in teaching and research and the application of new knowledge. Our world-class research is rapidly translated to provide solutions to some of the key health issues facing our community.
Our undergraduate courses lay the groundwork for a variety of future careers in health and medical sciences. We specialise in medical science, biomedical science, human biology, human genetics, paramedical science, nutrition and dietetics, speech pathology, occupational therapy, exercise and sports science, public health, occupational health and safety, health promotion, addiction studies, and occupational and environmental health.
The School of Medical and Health Sciences offers a diverse range of courses across the health, medical, exercise and sports sciences. Our courses are developed in consultation with practising health professionals, health organisations, industry groups and employers to ensure we keep up-to-date with the latest developments in theory and practice. Students get access to hands-on, practical experiences from the start of their course, meaning that our students get more professional training in work-related and clinical settings over the course of their studies. Together with our high-quality teaching, consistently rated at 5 stars by ECU graduates, our internationally-recognised research and our world-class facilities, the School of Medical and Health Sciences produces competitive graduates who are ready for the health workforce in their chosen field.
The School has an active, high-quality and internationally-recognised research program aligned to the various disciplines. Our areas of research strengths include:
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia. There are thousands of men currently undergoing treatment for prostate cancer. One effective treatment is called hormone therapy. It stops the cancer growing by reducing testosterone levels. Unfortunately, hormone therapy has some side effects that make life difficult for the men who take it.
The Master of Nutrition and Dietetics program at ECU provides free, student-led dietetic consultations for adults who would like help in understanding and managing their general health or chronic diseases.
Research study aims to determine the effectiveness of cross-training in upper limb motor and functioning in stroke survivors using eccentric strength training.
The School offeres a range of continuing professional developing opportunities for health professional, teachers and carers. Many of these learning resources are free and accredited by professional associations.
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