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GC-HTHRSR

Health Research

Graduate certificate

Gain specialist research skills to help solve contemporary health concerns and issues.

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Health Research
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    100
  • CRICOS
    108522K
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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2023

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

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Outline

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In this graduate certificate you will learn clinical research skills and undertake a research project in an area of your professional interest.

This is a mixed-delivery course with online learning components and a clinical placement with a specific health service. It is designed for registered nurses, midwives, paramedics and oral-health therapists who wish to gain research skills to advance their professional expertise and their career. The course is also suitable for health professionals with an interest in postgraduate research and the design, development and administration of research projects within their organisation. 

You will learn the skills of evidence-informed clinical practice, including the relevance of healthcare policy standards and strategies that enable translation of evidence into practice. You will also learn qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research processes, and associated ethical considerations, for applied health research and evaluation practices.

Note: This course can only be undertaken on a part-time basis. Students have the option of either internal or online study modes.

See our handbook for more course information. 

Why study

  • By completing this course you will have completed half of the requirements of the Master of Advanced Practice. 
  • You can complete the academic component of the course while gaining clinical experience. 
  • Curtin is an industry-focused university and we have designed this postgraduate course and qualification as a strategic response to the health sector’s need for clinical speciality staff with clinical discipline research.  
  • The course is also carefully designed to benefit students with innovative curriculum design and contemporary learning and teaching approaches 
  • The course design demonstrates Curtin’s sustainability principles and practices across the student experience and University operations and governance. 

What you'll learn

  • apply discipline specific theories, concepts, models, frameworks and/ or principles to address contemporary health concerns and issues
  • critique contemporary health professional practices in the light of relevant theories, concepts, models, frameworks and/or principles
  • identify and apply research methodologies to help solve contemporary health concerns and issues
  • select appropriate approaches and recognise their advantages and limitations in undertaking scholarly research projects

Admission criteria

Prospective students must have a bachelor degree in a relevant clinically based health or allied health field or in a related area. Entry to the course is competitive, with a high course weighted average required (indicative 70 or above); a minimum of 12 months postgraduate experience with current health professional registration/accreditation.

Advanced standing

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, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

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:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

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Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: GC-HTHRSR
  • CRICOS code: 108522K
  • Last updated on: 24/09/2022