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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.

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Research activity

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.

News & events

(L-R) Paramedical Science graduates Michael Tsung, Carri Russell and Belinda Stagoll with Professor Russell Jones.

Paramedics heading for the Top End

Some of ECU’s top Paramedical Science students are off to the Top End after being recruited as paramedics by St Johns Ambulance NT. 

The blood test could reduce the need for invasive skin biopsies.

Melanoma early detection hope

Melanoma could soon be detected in its early stages using a new blood test, thanks to a $450,000 grant to ECU.

Professor Ralph Martins hopes human trials of the Kakadu plum can start within two years.

Native plum treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

A native WA plum could be powerful new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

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