What will I learn?

Specifically, the Master of Science (Health Practice) aims to develop graduates who possess a combination of knowledge and research skills applicable to industry. The majors in this course are designed to allow specialisation in various disciplines including Clinical Leadership, Diabetes, Clinical Specialisation, and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice and are suitable for those who wish to extend their existing knowledge of a discipline. Students enrol in a major for the course duration and will graduate with an award title related to that major.

This master level course builds on the curriculum of the graduate certificate and graduate diploma. In your final semester, you will put the research skills you have learnt into practice to complete an individual, scholarly project or small-scale research study under the supervision of one of our experienced academic staff.

What you'll learn

apply theoretical knowledge to provide evidence based care and management to people with chronic health conditions; conduct research or scholarly work to contribute to clinical practice
enact problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to response to clinical and professional challenges in chronic disease care; think creatively to generate innovative solutions concerning barriers to chronic disease management and care
locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature on chronic disease; evaluate and synthesise evidence to inform decision making relevant to chronic disease management and care
demonstrate quality written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in academic, professional and health care contexts; communicate research findings in a manner appropriate to professional group
use information technology to inform on-going learning needs and evidence based practice; use technology applications to support client care
use lifelong learning skills to maintain currency of practice and sustain intellectual curiosity through research
recognise the national and global chronic disease issues and examine the strategic healthcare directions; integrate international evidence based practice into chronic condition speciality
demonstrate cultural competence in the provision of chronic disease health care to multi-cultural groups and the Indigenous people
demonstrate professional and ethical practice as a health care professional and researcher; work in multidisciplinary teams to support chronic condition self-management

Why study Diabetes Major (MSc Health Practice)

The first established school of nursing in a Western Australian university, our School of Nursing and Midwifery has continued to set the pace for nursing education in our region.
Our teaching staff are highly qualified, both academically and professionally.
The School ensures its leading position in nursing education through industry partnerships integrated with its teaching and research programs.

Professional recognition

Eligible health professionals will be able to use completion of this course as part evidence for credentialing.

Career information

Graduates generally find advanced career prospects in the chronic disease management field.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

096303B

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,600.00 (US$ 17,487) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $51,200

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

Start date

13 January 2020, 4 May 2020, 24 August 2020, 2 November 2020

Venue

Curtin Singapore

90 and 92 Jalan Rajah,

329162, Singapore, Singapore

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$25,600.00 (US$ 17,487) per year
Total indicative course fee: AUD $51,200

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

Start date

24 February 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for one of our postgraduate coursework programs: Completed a bachelor degree awarded by a recognised tertiary institution. Some postgraduate courses may require a completed bachelor degree in a relevant field. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Applicants must satisfy the following criteria to qualify for one of our postgraduate coursework programs: Completed a bachelor degree awarded by a recognised tertiary institution. Some postgraduate courses may require a completed bachelor degree in a relevant field.

You must have completed the equivalent of a Graduate Certificate in Diabetes. The course is subject to quota and clinical placements. Depending on demand, some units may be offered on-campus.

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C; and Pearson Test of English Academic: 60. IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System): Writing, Speaking, Reading, and Listening: 7.0; Overall band score: 7.0; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 79 Overall; Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Curtin College
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