Health medicine and well-being - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Health medicine and well-being

Improving health outcomes


Thompson Institute

Research tackles pressing mental health issues; dementia, suicide prevention, post-traumatic stress disorder and youth mental health with an integrative approach that sees research breakthroughs quickly translated into clinical practice.

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GeneCology Research Centre

Using bio-inspired approaches including microbiology and biodiscovery to contribute to drug discovery, disease diagnostics and therapeutics.

Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems

World leading research in the areas of Human Factors, Sociotechnical Systems, and Systems thinking to optimise people, technology and their environment.

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Australian Centre for Pacific Islands Research

Contributing to knowledge and impact in primary production, community health and the environment in the Pacific Islands region.

Research spotlight

New treatment to reduce suicidality

Latest research from USC's Thompson Institute has found that oral doses of ketamine can provide a rapid-acting treatment for chronic suicidality, with 69 percent of participants seeing improvement within six weeks.

3D placenta brings new insights to pregnancy

Dr Georgia Kafer has designed a novel 3D system, that can mimic the cellular architecture of a human placenta allowing greater understanding of placental defects  that may cause pregnancy complications.

USC's research facilities offer powerful new ways to learn, space for simulation and experimentation in locations that foster participation, exchange and innovation.


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Sunshine Coast Health Institute (SCHI)

Located alongside Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), SCHI offers proximity to specialists and patients and has state-of-the-art facilities and simulation suites.

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Clinical Trials Centre

The world-class Clinical Trials centre brings advanced treatments and breakthrough therapies to the world, improving access to cutting-edge medicine.

Visualisation and simulation

USC has some of the most sophisticated facilities for immersive visualisation and simulation in the world with real benefits for teaching and research.