Master of Medical Science (with specialisations) Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Medical Science (with specialisations)
Graduate Diploma of Medical Science (with specialisation) [Exit Point Only]
Graduate Certificate in Medical Science (with specialisation) [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Medical Science GradCertMedSc

Graduate Certificate in Medical Science (Pathology) GradCertMedSc(Path)

Graduate Diploma of Medical Science GradDipMedSc

Graduate Diploma of Medical Science (Pathology) GradDipMedSc(Path)

Master of Medical Science MMedSc

Master of Medical Science (Pathology) MMedSc(Path)

Availability

Master of Medical Science (with specialisation) (4714MS)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Medical Science (with specialisations)

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Medical Science (with specialisation) [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Medical Science (with specialisation) [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 0.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Master of Medical Science (with specialisations)

This course is available to applicants who hold either a 3 or 4 year undergraduate bachelor degree in a relevant area or one of the following CSU Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diplomas:

  • Graduate Certificate in Respiratory Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Asthma and Respiratory Management
  • Graduate Diploma of Genetic Counselling

Applicants intending to complete the pathology specialisation will be required to have a minimum of 2 years full-time employment as a medical laboratory scientist (or equivalent).

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Medical Science (with specialisations)

Students may apply for credit for prior relevant postgraduate study.

Students who have completed one of the following courses will receive 32 points credit on entry to this course:
Graduate Certificate in Respiratory Science
Graduate Certificate in Asthma and Respiratory Management
Graduate Diploma of Genetic Counselling

Graduate Diploma of Medical Science (with specialisation) [Exit Point Only]

No special arrangements apply

Graduate Certificate in Medical Science (with specialisation) [Exit Point Only]

No special arrangements apply

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma [Exit Point Only] and Graduate Certificate [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Medical Science (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Medical Science (with specialisation) [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Medical Science (with specialisation) [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

Master of Medical Science (with specialisations)

Core subjects for both MMedSc and MMedSc(Path)
BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
BMS508 Research Proposal
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
BMS552 Molecular Pathology

Compulsory subjects for the MMedSc(Path)
BMS513 Laboratory Quality Control
BMS512 Integrated Medical Laboratory Science
HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services


Electives
Students in the MMedSc complete 64 points of electives; students in the MMedSc(Path) complete 32 points of electives

BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS321 Clinical Neuroscience
BMS324 Immunohaematology & Blood Transfusion
BMS329 Clinical Neurophysiology
BMS346 Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics
BMS406 Human Reproductive Biology
BMS510 Dissertation (32 points)
BMS523 Applied Immunology
BMS524 Advanced Virology
HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services)
HSM409 Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
RSC301 Asthma Management
RSC431 Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing
RSC441 Advanced Respiratory Laboratory Diagnostics
RSC460 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Exit points:
Graduate Certificate in Medical Science
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
24 points of electives

Graduate Diploma of Medical Science
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
BMS552 Molecular Pathology
BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
40 points of electives (BMS510 Dissertation may not be included in these electives)

Graduate Certificate in Medical Science (Pathology)
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
BMS552 Molecular Pathology
BMS513 Laboratory Quality Control
BMS512 Integrated Medical Laboratory Science

Graduate Diploma of Medical Science (Pathology)
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
BMS552 Molecular Pathology
BMS513 Laboratory Quality Control
BMS512 Integrated Medical Laboratory Science
BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services
16 points of electives

# A maximum of 16 points of undergraduate subjects (those with 300 level codes) can be taken as electives under the following conditions:
1.They may not be taken if these particular disciplines have been studied at an undergraduate level.
2.Credit is not available from undergraduate studies for these subjects.

Enrolment Pattern

Master of Medical Science

Year 1, session 1
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
elective

Year 1, session 2
BMS552 Molecular Pathology
BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
** students wishing to exit with the GradCertMedSc complete 2 electives this session


Year 2, session 1
BMS508 Research Proposal
Elective
** students wishing to exit with the GradDipMedSc complete 2 electives this session


Remaining sessions for both GradDipMedSc and MMedSc comprise electives

Master of Medical Science (Pathology)

Year 1, session 1
BMS511 Processes of Pathology
BMS513 Laboratory Quality Control

Year 1, session 2
BMS552 Molecular Pathology
BMS512 Integrated Medical Laboratory Science

** students may elect to exit with the GradCertMedSc(Pathology) at this point

Year 2, session 1
HSM401 Reflecting on Health Care Systems
BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods

Year 2, session 2
BMS508 Research Proposal
HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services OR elective

** students may elect to exit with the GradDipMedSc(Pathology) at this point

Year 3, session 1
HSM404 Management and Leadership of Health and Aged Care Services OR elective
Elective

Year 3, session 2
Elective
Elective

note: BMS510 Dissertation takes the place of 4 electives in the above enrolment pattern and requires enrolment in 2 sessions therefore students intending to complete the dissertation should enrol in HSM404 Management of Health and Aged Care Services in Year 2, session 2.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

BMS306 Advanced Haematology
BMS324 Immunohaematology and Blood Transfusion

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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