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Master of Medical Science

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Award granted Master of Medical Science
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeH701

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Course overview

The Master of Medical Science will provide students who have existing qualifications in medical science appropriate professional development to underpin career advancement to senior scientist positions or help the transition into a research environment. Graduates will develop skills to deal with complex issues systematically, and attain qualities and transferable skills at an advanced professional level to advance their future knowledge in qualitative and quantitative areas of medical science and research.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Medical Science will be equipped with the necessary higher level skills, including management and research, to promote the professional development required for career advancement to senior scientist positions or transitioning into a research environment.

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  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course consists of 12 credit points, all of which are core units, with the final four credit points being the two Medical Sciences Research units.

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Course structure

HMM701 Principles of Medical Science  

HMM702 Research Methods  

HMM703 Diagnostic Methods  

HMM704 Advances in Medical Science  

HSH701 Principles and Practice of Public Health  

HSH702 Contemporary Health Issues and Policies  

HSH746 Biostatistics 1  

SLE720 Risk Assessment and Control  

HMM705 Medical Sciences Research Project A  (2 credit points)

HMM706 Medical Sciences Research Project B  (2 credit points)


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