Masters by Coursework
- Master of Science (Health Practice)
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 2 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
- Curtin Perth, Curtin Singapore
Gain knowledge and research skills applicable to clinical leadership, diabetes, or wound, ostomy and continence practice.
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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).
You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
Specifically, the Master of Science (Health Practice) aims to develop graduates who possess a combination of knowledge and research skills applicable to industry. The majors in this course are designed to allow specialisation in various disciplines including Clinical Leadership, Diabetes, Clinical Specialisation, and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice and are suitable for those who wish to extend their existing knowledge of a discipline. Students enrol in a major for the course duration and will graduate with an award title related to that major.
See individual majors for specific information:
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What you'll learn
- apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts in accordance with relevant practice codes, standards and legislation
- apply critical thinking and reflective practice to clinical practice to generate innovative solutions
- access, evaluate and synthesise information relevant to clinical leadership and the promotion of optimal outcomes for clients
- communicate effectively and work collaboratively with clients, carers, families, communities and the interdisciplinary health care team
- utilise technology safely and appropriately for the diagnosis and management of clients
- participate in research and critically appraise research findings and incorporate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
- relate policy, practices and standards to international trends
- demonstrate cultural competence in the care of all clients, families and communities
- demonstrate professional, legal and ethical accountability within the scope of practice for safe health care delivery
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)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
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
Fees & charges
International student indicative fees for 2020
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$16,600*|
|Total indicative course fee||$49,800*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$24,900*|
Fees are indicative only.
*Based on a first-year full-time study load of 150 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).
It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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- Curtin course code: MC-HTHPRC
- CRICOS code: 096303B
- Last updated on: February 16, 2020