Master of Clinical Research

Course N01AA (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 150 credit points taken over 18 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Associate Professor Stephen Farish


School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Phone: 9810 3245

Course Overview:

The purpose of this course is to provide individuals from medical and allied health professions (such as nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists etc) and others with a science-based background and qualifications the opportunity to complete advanced formal training in Clinical Research.


Graduates of the Masters in Clinical Research will possess:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the broad area of clinical research and issues associated with good clinical practice, ethics and regulations, as well as analytical and project and team management techniques.
  • A comprehensive foundation in the methods and rationales of clinical research in a relevant clinical speciality research area.
  • The ability to acquire and create knowledge about clinical research
  • High level analytic and problem solving skills using techniques acquired during the course and independent critical thinking in their field of relevant clinical speciality
  • The ability to apply theoretical knowledge in the independent design and implementation of a significant research project through to completion in a practical setting
  • The ability to write scholarly papers and present their research findings in a peer environment, such as a specialist conference or seminar
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

To satisfy the requirements of the Masters award (by coursework) students will complete subjects and a research project or minor research thesis accumulating a total of 150 points.




Subject Options:

To satisfy the requirements of the Masters award (by coursework) students will complete subjects and a research project or minor research thesis accumulating a total of 150 points.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Entry Requirements:

An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification in medicine, an allied health profession, science or social science which is recognised by the University as evidence of adequate preparation for the course plus documented evidence of at least one year’s full-time relevant professional work experience in a medical, scientific or allied health environment.

Students will be required to meet the English language requirements of the University detailed in section 2.7 of the 2005 Academic Policies for Award Courses (v.1)

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

Further Study:


Graduate Attributes:

• Respect for truth, intellectual integrity and ethical behaviour
• Intellectual curiosity and creativity
• Willingness and ability to use their skills and knowledge for constructive public purposes; and
• Appreciation of the world outside their national, linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
These attributes inform the entry levels to, development of teaching materials for, and the conduct of, teaching in the postgraduate courses in Clinical Research

Professional Accreditation:


Generic Skills:

Please refer to the subjects offered in this course.

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