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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Health Research

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
1CM601
Online (CSP)
1CM601
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101053
Course Duration
Full-time
1.5 year/s
Part-time
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
Semester 1
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SHRES1

Award
Master of Health Research
Faculty/College
Menzies School of Health Research
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Master of Health Research equips students with advanced knowledge and skills in health research design and practice, including the ability to plan and implement a substantial research project. Unique features of the course include learning from acclaimed Menzies School of Health Research professionals and supervisors in the specialist areas of Indigenous health, public health and global health.

Our students acquire theoretical and practical capabilities in epidemiology; biostatistics; quantitative and qualitative research methods. Following the completion of the Master of Health Research students may proceed, with approval, to Higher Degree Research (PhD) training.  

Career opportunities for graduates include the areas of health research and professional public health practice.

This course requires a high level of academic reading and writing. Students who are not confident in their academic literacy skills are encouraged to fully utilise the University's academic support services.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments and 2019 HE Units and Fees.
2020: Information about fees and charges for 2020 will be published no later than 1 December 2019.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $29,520.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Master of Health Research is a one and a half year course. The core units cover the essential knowledge and skills of health research and the choice of specialist electives to provide you with opportunities to explore various areas of health research and public health.

The research project enables you to plan and implement a substantial research based project in the area of health, under the supervision of an experienced researcher. Delivered externally online; some units are offered with an internal/on campus option.


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(5 units)
50 Compulsory Core units totalling 50 credit points as detailed below:

PHM526 Research Design
PHM527 Health Research Skills
PHM552 Epidemiology
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
 

Specialist Electives
(3 units)
30

Specialist Elective units from ANY of the following streams totalling 30 credit points:

Health Research Stream
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases

Public Health Stream
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM536 Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation
PHM554 Public Health Economics & Decision Making
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health

Research
(1-2 units)
40

Research units totalling 40 credit points:

2 x PHM820 Research Project (Part Time) (20 credit point repeatable unit)
Or
1 x PHM840 Research Project (Full Time) (40 credit points)

Course Total 120  

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2020 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2019.
  • 2020 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2019.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHM526 Research Design CO PHM527 Health Research Skills  CO
PHM552 Epidemiology CO PHM553 Biostatistics CO
Specialist Elective 1  SE PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
Specialist Elective 2 SE Specialist Elective 3 SE
Year 2
PHM840 Research Project R    
       

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability

Semester 1 Semester 2

PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health
 
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

 

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    PHM527 Health Research Skills  CO
    PHM553 Biostatistics CO
    PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods CO
    Specialist Elective 1 SE
Year 2
PHM526 Research Design CO PHM840 Research Project R
PHM552 Epidemiology  CO    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    
Specialist Elective 3 SE    

SPECIALIST ELECTIVE unit availability

Semester 1 Semester 2

PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM566 Chronic Conditions Control
PHM567 Public Health
PHM592 Global Health
 
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM524 Clinical Trials
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM529 Sexual and Reproductive Health
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM570 Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Disease
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

 

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