Master of Pathology (thesis and coursework)

This course provides an opportunity for students who have completed a Graduate Diploma in a cognate field to design, conduct, analyse and write up a year long research project relevant to the School of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Students develop their understanding of the process of research as well as demonstrating competence at each stage of the research process.

Course overview

Course title
Master of Pathology (thesis and coursework)
Award abbreviation
MPath
Course code
92610
Course type
master's degree by thesis and coursework
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year only
Attendance type
full-time only
Credit points required
48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
1 year
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
RTP
Course Coordinator(s)
Assistant Professor Clayton Fragall
Fees
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Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (48 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirements
S1PATH5113Research Project Proposal
S2PATH5114Research Communication
Prerequisites:
PATH5113 Research Project Proposal and either (PATH5115 Research Project Part 1 or PATH5117 Research Project Part 1)
Co-requisites:
PATH5116 Research Project Part 2 or PATH5118 Research Project Part 2
S1PATH5117Research Project Part 1 (18 points)
Prerequisites:
a graduate diploma in a cognate field (as recognised by the Faculty)
Co-requisites:
PATH5113 Research Project Proposal
S2PATH5118Research Project Part 2 (18 points)
Prerequisites:
PATH5117 Research Project Part 1
Co-requisites:
PATH5114 Research Communication

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

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).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the 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 requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Graduate Diploma in cognate field, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) obtained a score that is equivalent to UWA weighted average mark at or above 65 per cent.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. 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.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

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

12. To be awarded the degree with distinction a student must achieve a course weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 80 per cent in—

(a) all units above Level 3 attempted as part of the course that are awarded a final percentage mark;

(b) all relevant units above Level 3 undertaken in articulating courses of this University that are awarded a final percentage mark;

and

(c) all units above Level 3 completed at this University that are credited to the master's degree course.