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Master of Medical and Health Science by Research

Course code J90

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.

The award comprises two components; course work and production of a research thesis. The coursework component 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.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J90

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $22,750

Research students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia, may be eligible for a place under the Commonwealth Government's Research Training Program.

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J90

CRICOS code

097271G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,800

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time Online

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
RES5115Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches20
MMS5106Thesis Preparation 120
Plus one unit from:
MMS5107 ^Advances in Medical Science 120
SPS5505 ^Testing and Analysis of Human Performance20
MAT5212 ^Biostatistics20
MMP6100 ^Evidence-Based Practice20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MMS5108Masters Thesis 120
MMS5109Masters Thesis 220
Plus one unit from:
MMS5110 ^Advances in Medical Science 220
HST5120 ^Epidemiology20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MMS6200Master of Science Thesis
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
MMS6200Master of Science Thesis

^ Core Option

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. 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.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to present findings, collaborate with diverse audiences and justify conclusions in professional contexts.
  3. 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.
  4. Use high-level self-management skills and independent judgement to plan and execute a substantial research project.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $22,750 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

Research students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or permanent residents of Australia, may be eligible for a place under the Commonwealth Government's Research Training Program. The program covers your fees for the duration of your course and you can be studying in either full-time or part-time mode. Note: If you've been part of this program at another university or been studying a different research course, this will affect the amount of tuition support you receive here.

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $33,800 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in research institutions, universities, research laboratories and private industry.

Possible future job titles

Medical Scientist, Medical Researcher, Biomedical Science Researcher, Paramedical Researcher, Allied Health Researcher, Speech Pathology Researcher, Exercise Science Researcher, Human Performance Researcher, Biomechanics Researcher, Research Officer

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