Translational Research - M4002

Translational Research

Graduate certificate

This course will establish an understanding of the processes involved in developing a basic science finding through to clinical trials. The course modules offer the basic foundations of discipline-specific laboratory research questions and how these can be applied to broader clinical applications. The main focus of the Graduate Certificate in Translational Research is for the student to establish an appreciation that fundamental scientific questions may have multidisciplinary clinical answers.

Other core learning outcomes are through understanding how scientific concepts can be marketed and communicated effectively through research pipeline procedures and the responsibilities of the researcher that may be derived from this.

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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • Off-campus: Part time
  • 0.5 years (full time)
Start date Semester one (February)
Qualification Graduate Certificate in Translational Research
Course Handbook

“I’m better equipped to appreciate and engage how industry and public institutions work together to formulate good healthcare products. This translational research program gave me a 'bench to bedside' perspective on modern challenges and opportunities in healthcare.” Bharat, Graduate Certificate in Translational Research

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a Health Science/Basic Science discipline; or other degree with industry experience in Research and Development (eg. CSIRO, CSL, Biopharmaceutical Industry or in Clinical Trials) that the faculty considers to be equivalent to or a satisfactory substitute for the above.

English entry requirements

    Level A
    IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M4002

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Total fee for this 24 credit point (6 month full-time) course.


The equivalent fee for a 48 credit point (12 month full-time) course would be A$46,900


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 085347C

The course consists of four core units that will advance your theoretical and/or practical knowledge in bioethics, biostatistics, clinical trials and translational research.