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Master of Clinical Science

Please note. This content is from the 2018 Research Student Handbook and should only be used as a guide. Please refer to the 2019 Research Student Handbook PDF for current information.

The Master of Clinical Science is available by 100% research or, by mixed research and 15 units of coursework.

A Master of Clinical Science provides an introduction to clinically based research for candidates presenting with clinical qualifications and work experience. The objectives of the program are to:

  • train candidates in literature analysis, research methodology and techniques
  • develop critical evaluation skills appropriate to the chosen research topic
  • train candidates in the application of research methods during the conduct of an independent, supervised research project mutually agreed upon by the student, their supervisors and head of School and
  • facilitate the candidate's ability to translate research into improved clinical outcomes.

Students enrolled in the Master of Clinical Science can choose to specialise in one of the following research areas:

  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Public Health
  • Evidence Based Health Care or
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy

International Students

As with the Master of Philosophy, unless exempted, international students are required to undertake the mixed research and coursework stream of the program and to complete the core IBP-R courses taught by Professional and Continuing Education (PCE), together with discipline specific electives to the total value of 15 units.

Entry Requirements


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