Master of Medical and Health Science by Research

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Designed to build on specialised undergraduate degrees and to provide an opportunity for advanced-level study in medical, biomedical, paramedical, allied health and exercise sciences. The award comprises two components; course work and production of a research thesis. The coursework component will provide instruction in research skills, methods and statistics to assist in the completion of the research thesis. Further, it will provide a tailored approach to providing advanced specialised knowledge for a chosen field. The thesis component allows for in-depth investigation of a specific research question within the student's chosen field. The thesis will be supervised by experienced researchers within the School of Medical and Health Science whilst catering for engagement with industry and other partners to enhance research translation. This research course aims to extend the student's knowledge relevant to their chosen specialisation, in order to develop leadership roles within their profession and open up new areas for professional development and future research studies.


  • 6 Units
  • 120 Credit Points plus Masters Thesis


  • Research Preparation: Principles and Approaches
  • Thesis Preparation
  • Advances in Medical Science
  • Testing and Analysis of Human Performance
  • Biostatistics
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree in a relevant science area i.e. Medicine, Medical Science, Biomedical Science, Health Science, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Health and Safety, Occupational Hygiene, Speech Pathology, Paramedicine, Physiotherapy, Exercise and Sports Science with a course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 65 or higher, with equivalents considered.

Study pathways

Further studies: Doctor of Philosophy

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup Domestic: $59,930
International: $86,490
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Related careers: Medical Scientist, Medical Researcher, Biomedical Science Researcher, Paramedical Researcher, Allied Health Researcher, Speech Pathology Researcher, Exercise Science Researcher, Human Performance Researcher, Biomechanics Researcher, Research Officer, Scientific Officer, Occupational Therapy Researcher, Physiotherapy Researcher, Dietetics Researcher.

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