Master of Clinical Research (thesis and coursework)
This course trains clinicians in the core disciplines of clinical investigation—epidemiology and biostatistics. Additional training is provided in the practical aspects of patient-oriented research including the ethics of clinical research and effective communication of clinical research results.
- Course title
- Master of Clinical Research (thesis and coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by thesis and coursework
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 5 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Damon Bell
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2018; |
NS = non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2019 or 2020.
Take all units (18 points):
|S2||MEDC5801||Development and Communication of Research|
|S1, S2||PUBH4401||Biostatistics I|
|NS, SS||PUBH5757||Clinical Epidemiology|
Take unit(s) to the value of 72 points:
|S1, S2||MEDC5901||Thesis Research (full-time) (72 points)|
|S1, S2||MEDC5902||Thesis Research (part-time) (72 points)|
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
|NS||PUBH5742||Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology|
|S1||SCOM4402||Science Communication Literature Review|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
[Approved addition to University Policy]
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
[Approved exception to University Policy]
Thesis submission and examination
1 The Graduate Research School administers the examination and classification of the thesis.
15. In exceptional circumstances, and on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Medicine and Pharmacology and the Head of the School of Population Health, the Faculty may permit a student to substitute for a unit from Group B another relevant unit of equivalent points value from an approved course of study at this or another recognised institution.