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Molecular Medicine

Masters by Coursework


Master of Molecular Medicine
2 years full-time
Curtin Perth


Learn the latest knowledge and technologies in diagnosis, epidemiology, microbiology, biotechnology and data analysis.

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Broad career options

Develop practical research skills through a professional development laboratory workshop

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Molecular medicine is a rapidly growing field of science, with increasing global application to everyday life. It affects everyone in many ways, from the development of new medicines and drugs to the creation and delivery of diagnostic technologies and progress towards revolutionary clinical therapies.

This course is designed for those seeking to understand the application of the most recent laboratory, computer, and industrial technology developments in the biological sciences, within a medical context. It examines the latest knowledge and technologies in research, diagnosis, epidemiology, microbiology, biotechnology, and data analysis, and combines this with hands-on laboratory work through a laboratory master-class and through individual research projects.

The course encourages professional and personal development through active learning. Among the different units, students apply and test the knowledge gained through information gathering and analysis, and develop practical research skills through a professional development laboratory workshop, laboratory research projects, report writing, and professional level oral presentations.


Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.


What you'll learn

  • apply advanced principles of biological and life sciences as they relate to molecular biotechnology
  • plan and conduct a scientific research project and evaluate research outcomes in relation to contemporary literature
  • apply rational processes to critically analyse issues in science and technology, evaluate alternative responses and generate innovative solutions
  • relate the significance of science to the public and scientific community using effective written and verbal communication skills
  • effectively utilise new and existing molecular biotechnology at an advanced level
  • locate, extract and critically appraise relevant evidence and information from a range of resources (and apply to practice)
  • recognise international issues relevant to biotechnology and molecular medicine and develop appropriate responses or strategies for solutions
  • demonstrate respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
  • demonstrate self-directed learning and professional development

Admission criteria

Specifically, applicants require a Bachelor degree in a biomedical/life science based discipline with an appropriate academic performance as indicated by a minimum Curtin's equivalent course weighted average (CWA) of 65%. Candidates holding qualifications other than those specified are assessed on an individual basis with some life science units required. Applicants must meet minimum English language requirements, specifically an IELTS ACADEMIC overall score of 7 and no less than 6.5 in any band (or equivalent).

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.5
Speaking 6.5
Reading 6.5
Listening 6.5
Overall band score 7.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:


Tel: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

Fee year: 2020

Student type Cost
Domestic $24,730*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: MC-MOLMED
  • CRICOS code: 098136G
  • Last updated on: December 11, 2019