The School of Medical Sciences is home to learning and research in medical, biomedical and paramedical science. We strive for health improvement through the application of new knowledge and excellence in teaching and research.
ECU's new Bachelor of Medical Science degree commenced in Semester 1 2013, it is a three-year course providing pathways to medicine and other health professions, medical research and diagnostics, and the health industry.
Our areas of research strength are in the neurosciences with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, reproductive technology, genetics and cancer with a focus on melanoma. We value research into learning and teaching, clinical practice, simulation, inter-professional practice and health systems with a focus on workforce development.
A major study has revealed that more than four out of five Chinese students suffer from myopia and researchers warn Australia could see similar rates of short sightedness in the future.
Paramedicine student Ben O'Regan is preparing to move to the UK after being offered a job with the London Ambulance Service.
Huntington's disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that has no cure, but researchers have found a way to regenerate the parts of the brain that the disease attacks.