Master of Health Science - Coursework

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Program Description

Master of Health Science - Coursework

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Master of Health Science - Coursework

A unique combination of three key platforms: public health; advanced study in a related science discipline; and an industry internship.

Introduction

The Master of Health Science encompasses a range of biomedical and health disciplines that underpin advances crucial to human health and wellbeing. It provides you with a unique combination of the three key platforms: public health; advanced study in a related science discipline; and an industry internship. It is taught by the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

It provides a pathway for you to further develop your science knowledge, and integrate this knowledge with a solid grounding in Public Health (theory and skills) as well as providing a work practicum in the health industry (for example health promotion, research, policy and administration). This integration enables you to be ‘job-ready’ at the end of your course.

Course description, features and facilities

As a graduate you will have advanced knowledge of Health Sciences that can be applied to both research and professional settings; as well as the capacity to solve problems by applying research methodologies combined with the ability to successfully communicate outcomes to a wide range of audiences.

Knowledge of your discipline and how it is researched will enable you to become its advocate in both specialist and non-specialist settings.

The Master of Health Science has specialisations in:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Exercise and Health
  • Human Biology
  • Neuroscience

Structure

Students may choose to include either a Public Health Practicum or Research Practicum as part of the Master of Health Science. At the time of application students nominate a specialisation from one of the following;

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Exercise and Health
  • Human Biology
  • Neuroscience

While the standard timeframe for completion of this degree is two years (full time), if you have previously completed an undergraduate degree in a cognate (related) area it may be possible to complete within 1.5 years.

The course offers a focussed, advanced learning experience that will enhance career choices. You must complete all core units and specialisation core units. This degree also provides the flexibility to choose from a range of units to complement your specific interests.

Course outlines for the master's degrees with the new 1.5 to 2 year structure (72 to 96 points) are now available via the Faculty of Science website.

Career opportunities

Graduates will find a range of careers in the health industry, with opportunities in health promotion (e.g. Quit Smoking and Drink Safe campaigns), rehabilitation centres and community health groups, and organisations that focus on specific health issues (e.g. cancer councils and heart foundations).

Graduates also work in government health departments, hospitals and welfare agencies working on health policies, administration and delivery.

Related careers

  • Academic
  • Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professional
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Health and Welfare Services Manager
  • Occupational Health Professional
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy and Planning Manager
  • Program or Project Manager
  • Research and Development Manager

Further study opportunities

Students with a Master of Health Science may have the option to pursue further studies in research.

Scholarships

Find out what scholarships are available for new students.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 5, 2016
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