Postgraduate degree courses

Postgraduate degree courses

EPRD provides skills and training in reproductive sciences, developmental biology and clinical embryology. The program offers three accredited postgraduate courses, all with the primary aim of fostering education and research into reproductive biology, embryology and biotechnology.

Coursework courses

The Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Sciences (GradDipRepSc) nurtures an interest in reproductive biology and its application to human and vetinerary medicine. Students can gain the knowledge and laboratory skills necessary for employment in assisted reproductive technologies, reproductive research programs, basic laboratory activities and animal breeding improvement. This degree also serves as a stepping stone to the Master of Reproductive Sciences or the Master of Clinical Embryology. The course can be undertaken one-year, full-time, or part time over two years.

The Master of Clinical Embryology (MClinEmb) course has gained global recognition in the IVF field for producing high calibre embryologists, who have the knowledge and skills to work in, and manage, human IVF clinics. Theoretical, practical and research skills are presented in the broader context of regulation and quality control procedures while also incorporating an ethical framework.

The on campus MClinEmb course is a condensed 3 semester course, usually undertaken within 10 months. The off-campus online version (part or full time) is only available to those in employment in accredited Australian and New Zealand IVF laboratories or selected accredited overseas IVF laboratories. The cost per credit point will be the same for on- and off-campus students.

EPRD has developed and continues to strengthen a collaborative approach to teaching and training in hand with other renowned names in the field of embryology and reproduction.

Research Course

The Master of Reproductive Sciences (MRepSc) offers students the opportunity for research training in, and the applications of, reproductive biology including emerging biotechnologies in basic and clinical aspects of the reproductive sciences.  It opens up a wide range of vocational opportunities including work in an IVF facility, zoological and agricultural occupations in animal improvement breeding programs, wildlife conservation, pest control and the preservation of endangered species.

The MRepSc is a two-year research degree with a compulsory coursework component in the first year, providing advanced theoretical understanding of the applications of reproductive biology to clinical and veterinary medicine. The coursework component is run at Monash Medical Centre. It consists of various teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, journal reviews, poster presentations, site visits, short practical projects and discussion groups. Research Fellows interested in supervising your chosen topic are approached and research is carried out in the Department of your selected Supervisor.