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Master of Rural and Remote Medicine (Research)

Course Description


The Master of Rural and Remote Medicine is a broad-based degree for students wishing to pursue a career in research focused on rural and remote medicine. As rural and remote medicine is a generalist discipline, the range of research topics is very wide, from large-scale epidemiological studies to educational and qualitative or clinical studies.

Course description, features and facilities

Students undertake independent supervised research and prepare a research thesis.


Extracted from Master's Degree by Research Rules for courses administered by the Board of the Graduate Research School

23. A master's thesis must be a substantial work generally based on independent research which shows a sound knowledge of the subject of the research, evidence of the exercise of some independence of thought and the ability of expression in clear and concise language.

24.(1) A student must submit a thesis after the completion of a course of supervised research and advanced study in a subject or subjects approved by the Board.

(2) The course of supervised research and advanced study may include—

(a) such courses, lectures, seminars and other work as the supervisor or head of school concerned directs; and

(b) studies and investigations culminating in such reports as the supervisor(s) direct(s); and

(c) additional requirements as set out in the rules for the relevant degrees in the Master's by Research Degrees Administered by the Board of the Graduate Research School with Special Admission or Course Requirements.

(3) On the recommendation of the appropriate head of school and supervisor, the Board may prescribe study additional to the requirements of (2).

25. A student must provide particulars of the progress and results of the research to the supervisor(s) from time to time and whenever requested.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will be equipped with advanced level communication, research and analytical skills, allowing them to take the next step in their career pathway.

Visit the Master of Rural and Remote Medicine (Research) page on the University of Western Australia website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Qualifications equivalent to a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery, plus either completion of Fellowship training in the appropriate specialist college or enrolment in such training. Minimum English Language Requirements: View Website

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