Master of Child Health Research (thesis and coursework)
This course is primarily designed for medical, nursing and allied health professionals who are undergoing advanced training in paediatrics or specialisation in a child health related clinical field and who are interested in incorporating research into their clinical careers, or who are required to do research as part of their training. It is suitable for paraclinical graduates who are specifically interested in clinical science, population or translational research in child health. The course enables students to develop skills in planning and conducting high quality research, analysis and dissemination of research findings. Health professionals completing the course further develop their ability to incorporate evidence-based medicine into clinical practice.
- Course title
- Master of Child Health Research (thesis and coursework)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by thesis and coursework
- not available in 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year only
- 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
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Sunalene Devadason
- 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.
Note: This course is not available in 2018.
|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; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised
Take all units (12 points):
|S2||PAED4401||Research Conduct and Ethics|
|S1, S2||PUBH4401||Biostatistics I|
Take unit(s) to the value of 72 points:
|NS||PAED5901||MChHRes Thesis Research (full-time) (72 points)|
|NS||PAED5902||MChHRes Thesis Research (part-time) (72 points)|
Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:
|NS||PUBH5742||Fundamentals of Genetic Epidemiology|
|SS||PUBH5785||Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data|
|NS||PUBH5802||Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data|
|S2||PUBH5805||Qualitative Research Methods in Health|
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.
(a) a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or a Doctor of Medicine or a bachelor's degree in a relevant biomedical or health discipline from this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;
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.
8.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
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]
14. Under exceptional circumstances assessed on a case by case basis, the Faculty, on recommendation by the course coordinator, may permit a student to substitute units up to a maximum of 12 points another unit or units of equivalent value.
Thesis submission and examination
1 The Graduate Research School administers the examination and classification of the thesis.