College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences


Led by Professor Maxine Whittaker, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences, as part of the Division of Tropical Health & Medicine, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at James Cook University in the areas of:


3385 new places at JCU, with more to come
Tue, 16 Jan 2018
When university applicants check their offers on the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) website this morning (Tuesday 16 January) 1142 will discover an offer of a place to study at James Cook University.

JCU and Royal Life Saving researchers to breathalyse swimmers
Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Researchers will be breathalysing and surveying river users at popular river locations in Townsville this weekend, in an effort to find answers to the nation’s river drowning problem.

North Queensland’s future healthcare professionals ready to graduate (Townsville)
Tue, 19 Dec 2017
Future nurses, vets, pharmacists, doctors, pathologists, and a range of other allied health professionals of North Queensland are graduating in Townsville tomorrow (Wednesday 20 December), with most heading straight into work or further specialist study.

All gowned-up for healthy futures
Sun, 17 Dec 2017
Does short-term heat acclimation actually help, what’s the best way to care for diabetics in the Torres Strait, and how do Irukandji jellyfish catch their dinner? We have some answers to all three of those questions, thanks to local scholars who will receive their Doctorates at a James Cook University ceremony at the Cairns Convention Centre on Monday (18 December).

Travellers lured overseas by cheap flights urged to remember travel health
Fri, 15 Dec 2017
A public health expert is urging Australian travellers to seek health advice before they travel overseas for Christmas holidays.

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