Course summary

The Master of Advanced Health Practice has been developed for individuals with a background in a health science discipline including nursing and allied health professions. The course is focused on professional development for current health practitioners, giving them a broad overview of the latest developments in various fields.

The course is practical and allows students to build on their existing experience. It enables students to pursue their interests through the choice of specialisations across a range of advanced health practice areas. Alternatively, the degree can be completed as a generic course of study without a specialisation by undertaking a selection of units in accordance with the award rules. The course content, activities, flexible delivery options and assessment methods reflect the needs of busy professionals.

The Master of Advanced Health Practice has been developed for individuals with a background in a health science discipline including nursing and allied health professions. The course is focused on professional development for current health practitioners, giving them a broad overview of the latest developments in various fields.

The course is practical and allows students to build on their existing experience. It enables students to pursue their interests through the choice of specialisations across a range of advanced health practice areas. Alternatively, the degree can be completed as a generic course of study without a specialisation by undertaking a selection of units in accordance with the award rules. The course content, activities, flexible delivery options and assessment methods reflect the needs of busy professionals.

Only the following specialisations are available for the Session 2, 2015 intake:

  • Lifestyle Medicine
  • Nursing

The degree can also be completed without a specialisation by undertaking a selection of units in accordance with the award rules.

Please note: specialisations and units are offered subject to availability.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice

Creativity

Demonstrate the application of skills with creativity and initiative to an area further learning

Ethical practice

Integrate ethical and legal principles into health practice

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate command of a body of knowledge that includes a critical understanding of recent developments in a discipline and /or area of professional practice

Apply knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and /or learning

Lifelong learning

Demonstrated a high level of personal autonomy and accountability

Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship

Communication and social skills

Communicate effectively with clients and others in interprofessional teams

Cultural competence

Apply a critical understanding of health care provision that is informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence

Students who choose the Perioperative Nurse Surgeon’s Assistant specialisation are required to undertake professional experience placement. The importance of linking theory to practice is fundamental to student learning to ensure graduates have the confidence to apply their knowledge and skills. Visit scu.edu.au/healthplacements


Course overview

Course code

1207180

Course abbreviation

MAdvHlthPrac

Credit points

144

Equivalent units

12

Duration

1.5 years full-time; 3 years part-time

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Session 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

  1. To be eligible for the award of Master of Advanced Health Practice with a specialisation a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twelve (12) units comprising:
    1. Units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
    2. four (4) units of a specialisation listed in Part B of the Schedule of Units; and
    3. four (4) units or equivalent from Part C of the Schedule of Units.
  2. To be eligible for the award of Master of Advanced Health Practice without specialisation, a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twelve (12) units comprising:
    1. All units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
    2. eight (8) units or equivalent from Part C of the Schedule of Units.
  3. To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Advanced Health Practice with a specialisation a candidate shall successfully complete not less than eight (8) units comprising:
    1. all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
    2. four (4) units of a specialisation listed in Part B of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules.
  4. To be eligible for the award of Graduate Diploma of Advanced Health Practice without specialisation a candidate shall successfully complete not less than eight (8) units comprising:
    1. all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
    2. four (4) units or equivalent from Part C of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules.
  5. To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Advanced Health Practice without specialisation a candidate shall successfully complete not less than four (4) units comprising:
    1. CMM03260 Graduate Studies Project I
    2. any two (2) units or equivalent from Part A and Part C of the Schedule of Unit attached to these Rules.
  6. A candidate who while enrolled for the Master of Advanced Health Practice with a specialisation has completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Advanced Health Practice with that same specialisation may elect to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in that same specialisation following withdrawal from candidature for the Masters award.
  7. A candidate who while enrolled for the Master of Advanced Health Practice without specialisation has completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma of Advanced Health Practice or Graduate Certificate in Advanced Health Practice may elect to be awarded the Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate following withdrawal from candidature for the Masters award.

 


Schedule of units

Title Level of learning Note

Part A

CMM03260 - Graduate Studies Project I Advanced Note 1
CMM03140 - Evidence-Based Practice Introductory
and choose one (1) of the following:
HEA00501 - Qualitative Research Methods for Health Introductory
HEA00502 - Quantitative Research Methods for Health Introductory

Part B

Part C


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Title Level of learning Note
Graduate Certificate
4 units within chosen specialisation - Lifestyle Medicine, , , Nursing, Midwifery, .
Graduate Diploma
4 units from PART A
CMM03260 - Graduate Studies Project I Advanced Note 1
CMM03140 - Evidence-Based Practice Introductory
HEA00501 - Qualitative Research Methods for Health OR HEA00502 - Quantitative Research Methods for Health Introductory
4 units in PART B specialisation (Lifestyle Medicine, , , Nursing, Midwifery, )
Master
4 units from Part A
CMM03260 - Graduate Studies Project I Advanced Note 1
CMM03140 - Evidence-Based Practice Introductory
HEA00501 - Qualitative Research Methods for Health OR HEA00502 - Quantitative Research Methods for Health Introductory
4 units in PART B specialisation (Lifestyle Medicine, , , Nursing, Midwifery, )
4 units in PART C

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted unit

Unit groups