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

Graduate Diploma in Reproductive Sciences (link to Monash Course Finder)

The GradDipRepSc nurtures an interest in reproductive biology and its application to human and vetinerary medicine. Students gain the knowledge and laboratory skills necessary for immediate 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.

Master of Clinical Embryology (link to Monash Course Finder)

The 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.

MClinEmb has been awarded as a ‘fast track’ course to a profession by the Federal Government and as such provision for funding assistance to students who qualify has been approved.

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.

All interstate and many overseas IVF clinics (all participating in our student observership program, approx 2 days spent by MClinEmb students in a clinic in July)

Research Course

Master of Reproductive Sciences (link to Monash Course Finder)

The MRepSc offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge and capabilities in the reproductive biology and technology. 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.