Undertaking the Master of Clinical Research Methods at Monash University, a Group of Eight University and one that is ranked in the Top 100 Universities worldwide, will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the broad domain of clinical research and a postgraduate qualification that is recognised around the world.
This 12-unit course provides students with the full range of quantitative and analytical skills necessary to work in the broad domain of clinical health. It especially focuses on developing skills in the quantitative methods of clinical research and application to patient care.
Students must complete 9 core units, plus either 3 electives or 1 elective and a 12 credit point project.
Teaching is structured as a combination of on-line educational delivery, and face to face block days which suits busy professionals and those who balance other responsibilities in their lives.
Students may quality for entry into a PhD by the following pathways:
Successfully completing the Master of Clinical Research Methods including a Distinction average in: chronic diseases: epidemiology and prevention; regression methods for epidemiology; advanced statistical methods for clinical research; clinical measurement and systematic reviews and meta-analysis.
Completing the Master of Clinical Research Methods including the 12 credit point project and achieve a Distinction average in epidemiology and prevention; regression methods for epidemiology; advanced statistical methods for clinical research; and clinical measurement.
Exit points: Students may be eligible to alternately exit from the Master's program with a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods or Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research Methods provided the requirements of the alternative exit have been met.
Graduates may move into careers in a diverse range of areas within research and the wider health sector. These may include employment within clinical research units in medical, nursing or allied health science; work in industry sponsored trials; applying their skills in investigator initiated studies in public health, primary care, infection control, chronic disease and clinical medicine, or they may implement their skills in their usual employment.
The Faculty is also home to a number of leading medical and biomedical research institutes and groups, and has contributed to advances in many crucial areas: in vitro fertilisation, obesity research, drug design, cardiovascular physiology, functional genomics, infectious diseases, inflammation, psychology, neurosciences and mental health.
Notwithstanding the relatively short history of our University, the Faculty is ranked in the top 50 in the world for its expertise in life sciences and biomedicine by the Times Higher Education and QS World University 2012 benchmarks.
Courses offered by the Faculty include medicine, nursing, radiography and medical imaging, nutrition and dietetics,emergency health studies, biomedical sciences, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and social work. A range of research and coursework postgraduate programs is also offered.
The Faculty takes pride in delivering outstanding education in all courses, in opening students to the possibilities offered by newly discovered knowledge, and in providing a nurturing and caring environment.