College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences

College of Public Health, Medical & Veterinary Sciences

As part of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine, the College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in the areas of:


JCU study links drownings and alcohol
Mon, 24 Oct 2016
James Cook University researchers say more than 40 percent of people who drowned in rivers over the 10 years to 2012 had alcohol in their system.   This world first study found:

Two decades of work sees horror disease defeated
Tue, 18 Oct 2016
James Cook University scientists have played a part in a program that has seen lymphatic filariasis (LF) —also known as elephantiasis— eliminated from four countries.

New frontier in tropical health and medicine research
Fri, 7 Oct 2016
Australian research into tropical health and medicine has received a major boost with the opening of a $31M world-class infectious diseases research facility at James Cook University’s Townsville campus.

Injury hurts men’s wallets
Thu, 6 Oct 2016
A James Cook University researcher says men with long-term injuries such as back problems are nearly $1,000,000 worse off over their working lifespan compared to men with no injuries.

Teaching excellence recognised
Tue, 13 Sep 2016
One leverages industry connections to turn out work-ready engineers, while the other inspires with the beauty and terror of parasites in the tropics.

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