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.
Directions Disability Support Services participated in a Medical Genetics forum innovated by Dr Balmer.
A leading expert in primary healthcare will call for a public debate about the merits of population medical screening at a free public lecture on Tuesday 15 September.
Researchers have found a strong link between depression and cognitive decline which could pave the way for new treatment options for dementia.