Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University (ECU) is located in Perth, Western Australia. It was named after the first woman to be elected to an Australian Parliament, Edith Cowan, and is the only Australian university named after a woman. ECU is situated in Western Australia, with approximately 20,000 students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, approximately 4000 of whom are international students originating from over 90 countries outside Australia. ECU was granted university status in 1991 and was formed from an amalgamation of teachers' colleges with a history dating back to 1902 when the Claremont Teachers College was established; making ECU the modern descendant of the first institution of higher education in Western Australia. The university offers more than 400 courses across two metropolitan campuses, in Mount Lawley and Joondalup, and a regional campus in the South West, Bunbury, 200 km south of Perth; with some courses also offered for study off-campus (Distance Education).

Address
585 Robertson Dr., Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia 6230
Website
http://www.ecu.edu.au/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edith_Cowan_University

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Older people reluctant to ask for mental health support

New ECU research has found that more than 40 percent of older Australians with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Simple test predicts dangerous pregnancy disorder

Edith Cowan University researchers have developed a simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia, a potentially deadly condition that affects pregnant women.

Health

Heart disease biomarker linked to paleo diet

People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease, the world's first major study examining the impact of the diet on gut bacteria has found.

Pediatrics

What do sick kids really want in hospital?

Feeling safe and being able to get to sleep at night are the things that matter most to sick kids in hospital, according to world-first research from Edith Cowan University.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Dementia a growing concern for China and the world

An ECU researcher is one of the lead authors of the first study analysing the increase in prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia in China.

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