The Health and Wellbeing industry is the Sunshine Coast’s largest employer with approximately 1,700 healthcare businesses in operation and about 21,000 people working in the sector. This industry is also one of the largest generators of economic activity in the region and predicted to double its share of the employment market by 2033.
Health Research at the University of the Sunshine Coast
- Within the broad field of human health, USC researchers work across four broad research themes:
- Optimising Health and Combating Disease
- Innovative Health Technologies
- Healthy Communities
- Effective Health Services
USC’s research has a strong focus on delivering innovative, effective health solutions and improved health outcomes in regional and outer metropolitan communities. USC’s researchers are embedded with industry partners in the areas of drug discovery, medical device development and implementation, health services re-design and health professional workforce development.