Postgraduate

Master of Clinical Science

Discover new ways to enhance your knowledge of the research process and demonstrate competence in different aspects of designing and commencing a research study.

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Career Pathways

Clinicians undertaking this course will acquire skills in evidence-based enquiry and the evaluation of clinical studies which will be embedded in their future clinical careers. 

Clinician and biomedical scientists will acquire the research training skills to progress to PhD enrolment and careers in academia.

Biomedical scientists undertaking this course will develop enhanced research skills as graduates working in biomedical or clinical research groups or may progress to PhD candidature or postgraduate professional degrees.
Clinicians undertaking this course will acquire skills in evidence-based enquiry and the evaluation of clinical studies which will be embedded in their future clinical careers. 

Clinician and biomedical scientists will acquire the research training skills to progress to PhD enrolment and careers in academia.

Biomedical scientists undertaking this course will develop enhanced research skills as graduates working in biomedical or clinical research groups or may progress to PhD candidature or postgraduate professional degrees.

Further Study

This course provides students with Honours 2A equivalence for direct entry into higher degree by research courses, including the Doctor of Philosophy.
This course provides students with Honours 2A equivalence for direct entry into higher degree by research courses, including the Doctor of Philosophy.

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Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree in a relevant clinical or biomedical discipline, or a relevant clinical professional postgraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
AND
(b) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation;
AND
(c) the equivalent of a UWA course weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

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

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no band less than 6.0.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

This course will encourage students to incorporate research findings into evidence-based clinical practice, and enable entry into HDR courses.

About the course

This course is primarily designed for graduates of clinical and biomedical degrees who wish to develop skills in cognate research fields or disciplines, or who are required to complete research training as part of their specialist training. Students develop an understanding of the research process and demonstrate competence in different aspects of designing and commencing a research study.
Master of Clinical Science

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90740
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Master of Clinical Science
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
  • Online
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 90740
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years of full-time study
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

1. Students take all core units (12 points).
2. Students in the course by coursework only, take all core units in Clinical Science Training Specialisation (12 points) and 24 points from Group A.
3. Students in the course by coursework and dissertation, take all core units in one of the Research Specialisations (Child Health Research, Clinical Research, Emergency Medicine Research OR Surgical Research) and take 6 points from Group A or B.
Core
Take all units from this group (12 points):
Option - GROUP A
Take unit(s) according to sequence notes.
Option - GROUP B
Take unit(s) according to sequence notes.
Coursework Only specialisation
Research Specialisations specialisation

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Science

The course structure allows students to exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Science after the first year (part-time) on completion of 24 credit points

Specialisations

Student have the option to specialise in one of the following:

  • Clinical Research
  • Surgical Research
  • Child Health Research
  • Emergency Medicine Research
  • Clinical Science Training

What you'll learn

Graduates will have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in research to independently:

  1. critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories,
  2. research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or health practice, and
  3. interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

Why study this course?

  1. Gain a greater understanding of research processes through incorporating research findings into evidence-based clinical practice
  2. Students have the opportunity to further advance their research skills through projects or workshops and develop knowledge of the most current techniques within the research specialities of their choice
  3. UWA is ranked 32nd in the world for clinical medicine (ARWU 2022)