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What will I learn?

Designed to build on specialised undergraduate degrees and to provide an opportunity for advanced-level study in medical, biomedical, paramedical, allied health and exercise sciences.

The award comprises two components; course work and production of a research thesis. The coursework component will provide instruction in research skills, methods and statistics to assist in the completion of the research thesis. Further, it will provide a tailored approach to providing advanced specialised knowledge for a chosen field. The thesis component allows for in-depth investigation of a specific research question within the student's chosen field. The thesis will be supervised by experienced researchers within the School of Medical and Health Science whilst catering for engagement with industry and other partners to enhance research translation. This research course aims to extend the student's knowledge relevant to their chosen specialisation, in order to develop leadership roles within their profession and open up new areas for professional development and future research studies.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply cognitive, laboratory and creative skills to investigate complex medical, biomedical, allied health or health science constructs, ideas and issue by undertaking and evaluating research activities.
  • Apply communication and collaboration skills to present findings, collaborate with diverse audiences and justify conclusions in professional contexts.
  • Reflect critically on a complex body of medical, biomedical, allied health or health science knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery in the field.
  • Use high-level self-management skills and independent judgement to plan and execute a substantial research project.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities exist in research institutions, universities, medical laboratories and private industry.

Possible future job titles

Medical Scientist, Medical Researcher, Biomedical Science Researcher, Paramedical Researcher, Allied Health Researcher, Speech Pathology Researcher, Exercise Science Researcher, Human Performance Researcher, Biomechanics Researcher, Research Officer.

Which department am I in?

School of Medical and Health Sciences

CRICOS

097271G

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,700.00 (18,04,069) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,700

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Venue

Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Joondalup Campus,

270 Joondalup Drive,

JOONDALUP,

Western Australia,

6027, PERTH, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,700.00 (18,04,069) per year
Estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,700

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

More details

Start date

14 February 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All applicants are required to have a four year Bachelor degree in engineering with a minimum course average of 65%, with equivalents considered, Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following: Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

For international students

All applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant science area i.e. Medicine, Medical Science, Biomedical Science, Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene, Speech Pathology, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Exercise and Sports Science with a course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or higher, with equivalents considered.

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.

English competency requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Academic IELTS: An overall band score of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0
  • Pearson English Test (PTE) Academic - PTE Academic 58, with no score less than 50 for postgraduate standard entry courses.
  • TOEFL iBT - Minimum score of 573, including Test of Written English of 5.0 or better.
  • TOEFL - Minimum score of 84, with no individual score less than 17.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Edith Cowan University (ECU)

Edith Cowan University is in the top 2.5% of world universities in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • Among world’s top 100 best young universities (THE)
  • Offers a range of industry-relevant programmes
  • World-class research profile
  • Enjoys broad industry connections