This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.
You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Clinical Forensic Medicine
Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (or equivalent) AND current employment in clinical practice with a minimum of three years experience
satisfactory proof of appropriate current professional medical registration in your current country of residency and practice (e.g. Australian Citizens & Permanent Resident Visa holders, must hold current professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA)
Forensic Medical Science
- Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Hons) AND current employment in radiography practice with a minimum of 2 years experience
- AND satisfactory proof of appropriate current professional registration as a radiographer in your current country of residency and practice (e.g. Australian Citizens & Permanent Resident Visa holders, must hold current professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA)
- Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) AND current employment in a relevant laboratory setting with a minimum of two years experience
- Bachelor of Science (Hons) AND current employment in a recognised forensic institute with a minimum of two years experience
English entry requirements
|IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.5 and Speaking 6.5
||Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 58 and Writing 58||TOEFL Internet-based test: 94 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 20 and Writing 24||Equivalent approved English test|
University entrance requirements
Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.
The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Forensic medical and scientific foundations, and Part B. Advanced expertise.
Part A. Forensic medical and scientific foundations
These studies will enable you to develop an understanding and the skills of four key areas required for high quality forensic medical and scientific service and will apply to medical practitioners, dentists and biomedical medical scientists and radiographers: medical evidence, injury interpretation, elements of forensic science and ethics, medicine and the law.
In particular, you will gain practical skills and knowledge of the legal and procedural rules and administrative arrangements for the presentation of evidence to courts and tribunals within the justice system. You will also learn about the interpretation of injuries, including the pathophysiology of injuries and injury classification and documentation. You will become familiar with the tools and vocabulary of ethical discourse in forensic medicine and science. You will learn how the broader forensic science disciplines interact with your own area in the performance of case work, including rules of evidence collection and preservation and chain of custody for forensic samples.
Part B. Forensic medicine, dentistry and science advanced expertise
In these studies you will complete either a program of coursework or a research project.
The studies enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of forensic medicine that suit your interests, skills and career goals. You will gain in-depth knowledge of a range of key areas within either forensic medicine, forensic dentistry or forensic science. Depending on your interests and motivation, you have the option to apply and consolidate the knowledge and professional skills gained by completing a supervised research project.
Course progression map
The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in this master's course:
- Graduate Certificate of Forensic Medicine after successful completion of 24 credit points of study including all units in Part A
- Graduate Diploma of Forensic Medicine after successful completion of 48 credit points of study including all units in Part A, with a minimum of 36 credit points at level 4 or above
- Graduate Certificate of Forensic Paediatric Medicine