As the biggest provider of healthcare professionals, our Faculty of Health Sciences is one of the largest and broadest health faculties in the country, covering almost all specialties. Strengths lie in allied health, nursing and translational research, which is deeply embedded through partnerships with not-for-profits, service providers and the entire WA health system.
Through the health sciences, we discover new medical breakthroughs and develop our understanding of the mind and mental wellbeing. We make waves in crucial research, such as disease management, neurosciences, genomics, human movement and rehabilitation, and metabolic health.
Healthy Futures – Student Mental Health
One in six university students in Australia have considered suicide in the past 12 months.
Curtin researchers are refining a predictive tool that identifies students at future risk of suicide so they can be given the urgent assistance they require.
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What’s happening in Health Sciences
Robyn Lambird is studying a digital and social media degree at Curtin. They are also an elite wheelchair sprinter and won bronze in the women’s 100m sprint at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.
Researchers will carry out the first large-scale examination of stillbirths among Aboriginal families as part of a new Curtin-led project supported by the Federal Government.
Physiotherapist Dr Leo Ng won the 2021 Aspire Award for his commitment to helping people living with musculoskeletal pain and work in developing a useful new research app.
New Curtin research has revealed a marked increase in use of CT scans for injured patients in the emergency departments (ED) of WA hospitals, raising concerns about radiation dose.
What makes junk food advertising so successful and how can these messages be counteracted? Consumer experts discuss how advertising is exacerbating health issues in Australia and worldwide.
“OCD” is often used as an adjective to describe someone who enjoys cleanliness and organisation, but is that appropriate? Curtin researchers discuss.
How can schools improve our understanding of consent and sexuality? Curtin researchers discuss what changes could be made to promote more respectful and meaningful sexual relationships.
Why do people self-injure and what support do they need in their journey to recovery? Curtin researchers debunk misconceptions about self-injury.
How you can help
Academic Excellence Fund
Give Health Sciences students a well-rounded and unforgettable student experience enriched by mentoring programs, internships, research, workshops and seminars, and engagement opportunities with government, corporates and not-for-profit organisations.
Join Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Archie Clements in supporting the Fund today.