Clinical Research - M6028

Clinical Research

Expert master degree

Our course enables you to specialise in clinical research or translational medicine.  The clinical research specialisation will allow you to develop a detailed understanding of biostatistics, epidemiology, data management, clinical trials, clinical measurement, ethical practice, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and critical appraisal of the scientific literature for application in research and clinical practice.

To ensure depth of understanding, as well as providing a valuable opportunity to innovate within their particular fields, you have the option to develop your own research protocol and undertake a clinical epidemiological project.

The translational medicine specialisation will provide you with understanding of biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials and ethics. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop competency across a range of translational medicine fields including blood diseases, metabolic disorders, neuroscience and bioinformatics.

The course structure and flexibility assists you to extend, integrate and apply your core knowledge and skills with depth across the broad domain of clinical practice and research, something that students want in a highly competitive industry and employers have identified as important.

Taught by some of Australia’s leading clinical academics, the curriculum is designed for students seeking to balance the demands of a busy workflow with the need to engage in further professional development. Structured around a mixture of online educational delivery and face-to-face block days, the course provides a level of detailed engagement that is also flexible. Block days are delivered at The Alfred Hospital, a major teaching hospital in inner-city Melbourne.

You can undertake this course full-time or part-time. Assessment is based on written assignments, examinations, class participation, web-based tasks and the optional supervised research project.

Specialisations:

  • Clinical Research
  • Translational Medicine
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At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Alfred Hospital: Full time
  • Multi-modal at Alfred Hospital: Full time & part time
Note:

IMPORTANT:   This course is only available to international students in ‘on-campus’ mode.  Please note that ‘on-campus’ mode comprises a mix of online learning and on-site teaching.

For most units, the majority of contact hours are facilitated through the University’s online learning platform, with additional face-to-face contact during designated study days at Public Health & Preventive Medicine at the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct (AMREP) in Melbourne.

Duration
1, 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July) - Translational Medicine ONLY
Qualification
Master of Clinical Research, Master of Clinical Research (Translational Medicine)
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Entry Level 1:
Duration: 96 points to complete – 2.0 years full-time, 4 years part-time 

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline* with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60%.

Note: The Translational medicine specialisation is not available part time at the 96cp entry point.

Entry Level 2:
Duration: 72 points to complete – 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline* with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60% and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

OR

An Australian undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline* with a research Honours, or a medical degree or a Monash University Bachelor of Public Health Science degree; with at least a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60%.

Note:

  • The Clinical Research specialisation is not available full time at the 72cp entry point.
  • The Translational medicine specialisation is not available part time at the 72cp entry point.

Entry Level 3: Only available to domestic students
Duration: 48 points to complete – 2 years part-time

An Australian master's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline* or an Australian Master of Philosophy (or equivalent) or and Australian PhD or doctoral degree (or equivalent) plus a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

OR

An Australian undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline* and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience and Part 1 of a specialist medical training program or current Fellowship of a specialist medical college recognised by the Medical Board of Australia and current registration with AHPRA or a satisfactory substitute that the Faculty considers to be equivalent.

Note:

  • The Clinical Research specialisation is not available full time at the 48cp entry point.
  • The Translational medicine specialisation is not available part time at the 48cp entry point.

*Relevant disciplines include: medical, nursing, allied health, other health related degree e.g. chiropractic, psychology, public health, environmental health, paramedic, imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine), biomedical engineering, dietetics/nutrition, pharmacy, social work, medical science/biomedical science/immunology, health science, laboratory science, and science.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Applicants need to provide relevant work experience or statement from employer to substantiate period of employment.

The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Clinical research studies and Part B. Advanced application studies.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the Assessments/written submission before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6028

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Semester two (July)

Note: Translational Medicine ONLY

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6028

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Applications

When online applications close, domestic applicants should apply directly to the department via our Direct Application Form available on our website.

Self assess for credit eligibility

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

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$31,500

Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

Scholarships

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.