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Medical and Health Science by Research, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Joondalup, Australia| Online
Master of Medical and Health Science by Research offered at Edith Cowan University  is designed to build on specialised undergraduate degrees and to provide an opportunity for advanced-level study in medical, biomedical, paramedical, allied health and exercise sciences.
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The award comprises two components; course work and production of a research thesis. The coursework of Master of Medical and Health Science by Research offered at Edith Cowan University will provide instruction in research skills, methods and statistics to assist in the completion of the research thesis. Further, it will provide a tailored approach to providing advanced specialised knowledge for a chosen field. The thesis component allows for in-depth investigation of a specific research question within the student's chosen field. The thesis will be supervised by experienced researchers within the School of Medical and Health Science whilst catering for engagement with industry and other partners to enhance research translation. This research course aims to extend the student's knowledge relevant to their chosen specialisation, in order to develop leadership roles within their profession and open up new areas for professional development and future research studies.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply cognitive, laboratory and creative skills to investigate complex medical, biomedical, allied health or health science constructs, ideas and issue by undertaking and evaluating research activities.
  • Apply communication and collaboration skills to present findings, collaborate with diverse audiences and justify conclusions in professional contexts.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of medical, biomedical, allied health or health science knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in the field.
  • Use high-level self-management skills and independent judgement to plan and execute a substantial research project.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches 
  • Thesis Preparation 
  • Advances in Medical Science 
  • Testing and Analysis of Human Performance 
  • Biostatistics 
  • Evidence-Based Practice 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Online and part time options are available only for domestic students.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 097271G

  • All applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant science area i.e. Medicine, Medical Science, Biomedical Science, Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene, Speech Pathology, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Exercise and Sports Science with a course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or higher, with equivalents considered.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32600 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21900 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Joondalup

  • 1400 - 2500 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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