This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Students have a minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 5 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.
Mode and location
Only the clinical midwifery specialisation is available in on-campus mode.
Master of Advanced Clinical Midwifery Practice
Master of Advanced Medical Imaging Practice
Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy Practice
Master of Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice
Master of Advanced Primary Health Care Practice
Master of Advanced Radiation Therapy Practice
Award post-nominals (abbreviated award title).
The actual award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.
Graduate Certificate in Advanced Healthcare Practice
Refer to 'Alternative exits' entry below for further requirements and details.
International students can only complete the clinical midwifery specialisation on-campus. All other specialisations are studied online.
The course will equip experienced health care practitioners with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges that beset the modern health care system. It will provide them with an academic framework within which to develop a range of advanced problem-solving and decision making skills to achieve best practice health outcomes for patients and clients.
This specialisation is designed to prepare experienced registered (in their country of origin) midwives for senior management, education and professional and specialist leadership roles in a range of midwifery settings. Note: This is the only specialisation currently offered to international student visa holders to study on campus in Australia.
This specialisation is designed for radiographers and nuclear medicine technologists keen to assume advanced practice roles in advanced modality-based imaging, clinical leadership and education. The specialisation will provide opportunities to either complete a research project or study a variety of topics including advanced CT, MRI, image interpretation, patient assessment, hybrid and molecular imaging, data management and health informatics, clinical leadership and education.
This specialisation is designed for occupational therapists to deepen their knowledge and practice in advancing human occupation, health and wellbeing, to develop knowledge and skills for leading the management, design and delivery of health and community programs, and to undertake a program of study designed to develop advanced occupational therapy practice roles, such as in hand therapy, using adaptive and assistive technology, or addressing the needs of children with disabilities and their families.
This specialisation is designed for physiotherapists with an interest in developing advanced practice roles within the sub-speciality of paediatrics including neonates, infants and those with particular needs.
This specialisation is designed to those working within inter-professional primary health care teams. The specialisation will enable medical practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals and primary health care administrators and managers to gain an understanding of, and skills in, the delivery of contemporary, sophisticated primary health care. Units will provide an understanding the principles of general practice and primary health care, chronic disease management, evidence-based prevention and health promotion, education in health care practice and a range of special interest units addressing diagnostics, therapeutics and interprofessional health practice. A research project in an area of interest can also be undertaken.
This specialisation is designed for radiation therapists keen to assume advanced practice roles in radiation therapy planning and treatment. The specialisation will provide opportunities to either complete a research project or study a variety of topics including patient care and assessment, palliative care, the management of radiation-induced side-effects, international and local radiation therapy service provision, radiation therapy imaging, radiation therapy for breast cancer, clinical leadership and education.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
Students who have studied before but have not been granted block credit may be eligible for credit for prior studies.
Students must refer to the information available on the special requirements outlined below. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have the correct documentation.
Students must have a current police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's police checkspolice checks (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/police-checks.html) webpage.
Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's Working with Children checksWorking with Children checks (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/wwc-check.html) webpage.
The course is structured in three parts: Part A. Expanding core discipline skills, Part B. Foundations for advanced health care practice, Part C. Advanced specialist study. All students complete Part B and Part C. Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A.
Note: If you are eligible for credit for prior studies, but prefer to do the longer form of the course (Parts A-C), you may elect not to receive the credit.
In this part you will have the opportunity to complete scholarly practical studies that develop and expand your expertise within your area of specialist practice. Students admitted to the course, who have a recognised degree in a cognate discipline of four years duration, two years relevant professional experience and registered to practice in the specialisation are eligible to receive credit for this part.
This study will provide you with the foundations to lead the management, design and delivery of high quality evidence-based patient/consumer centred care and/or develop health care programs in a clinical context that impact on patient outcomes. It is inter-professional, reflecting and modelling the collaboration required in practice to deliver health care of the highest quality and ensures a heightened awareness of legal, ethical, inter-professional, cultural, managerial and safety issues in health care practice.
These units will provide you with specialist professional knowledge and advanced skills in research or advanced professional practice in your chosen specialisation. All specialisations offer the choice of either a research focus or a coursework focus within Part C. The research focus provides a pathway to a higher degree by research.
The course comprises 72 points structured into three parts: Part A. Expanding core discipline skills (24 points), Part B. Foundations for advanced health care practice (12 points) and Part C. Advanced specialist study (36 points).
Students eligible for credit for prior studies may elect not to receive the credit and complete one of the higher credit-point options.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2017handbooks/maps/map-m6001.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 12 credit points unless otherwise stated.
Students complete 24 points from:
* AusAid international students.
Students complete any four of the following in consultation with the course coordinator:
Students complete 24 points from:
* Only available to specialists in paediatric physiotherapy.
and one of:
All students complete:
Students complete either a. the research stream or b. the coursework stream as detailed below.
Research stream students enrol in the following units but the focus of their work will be on research topics relevant to their specialisation. Students can complete a 36-point minor thesis or a 24-point project.
Minor thesis students complete:
Research project students complete:
Coursework stream students complete 36 points of units specific to their specialisation as detailed below.
and 18 points from the following:
and 30 points from the following:
and four of the following (24 points):
In addition students complete either a. or b. below (24 points):
a. The following four units:
b. Two units (12 points) chosen from:
and 12 points of units chosen from the following elective list:
and 24 points from one of the following themes below:
Health systems management:
Leadership and quality improvement:
Radiation therapy practice:
Depending on unit availability students can also design their own course plan from these units.
Students can choose to complete a research stream that will provide a pathway to a higher degree by research.
Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with the following award, provided they have satisfied the requirements indicated for that award during their enrolment in this master's course: