The Master of Health Sciences (Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care) is a 72-unit program comprising coursework and a research project. The course is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences on a fee-paying basis.
While the core coursework component of the degree focuses on current issues and advanced concepts in emergency and pre-hospital care and the development of advanced research skills, students also undertake 12 units of elective topics relevant to their learning needs and/or research project. These may be selected from a range of areas including health (eg primary health care, rehabilitation, occupational health, environmental health), science, management or law. The elective topics may be studied before commencing, or concurrently with, the research project.
For the research project, the student will develop and undertake research in an area of pre-hospital and emergency care of their choice, subject to adequate supervision and facilities being available. The results will be presented in a final seminar and thesis.
PROGRAM OF STUDY [November, 2008]
To qualify for the Master of Health Sciences (Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below:
Current Issues and Advanced Concepts of Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care
Clinical Research Methods
Designing Questionnaires and Surveys
Qualitative Research Methods
Masters Research Project in Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care
The Faculty Board will appoint a supervisor for the research component.
Except with permission of the Faculty Board:
the coursework component with the exception of the elective topics must be completed before the research component is commenced;
no topic may be taken more than twice;
the program must be completed full-time within four consecutive semesters or part-time within ten consecutive semesters.
The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 18 or more units may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.