This new, accelerated 12-month master course has been designed to meet changed health industry demands, both across the Australian health sector and globally, that require advanced practice clinicians, clinical leadership and clinical research skills in identified areas of healthcare.
The first of its kind in Western Australia and in Singapore, this course combines specialisations in clinical practice with research practice. It is suitable for registered nurses, midwives, paramedics and oral-health therapists wanting to develop distinctive careers involving research activities within clinical settings.
You will learn the skills of evidence-informed clinical practice, including relevant health-care policy standards and strategies that enable translation of evidence into practice.
You will also explore qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods research processes, and related ethical considerations, for applied health research and evaluation practices.
You will then consolidate your learning with a research project in one of the following specialisations from your graduate certificate:
- Acute Care Nursing
- Advanced Specialty Practice (Singapore only)
- Child and Adolescent Health Nursing
- Clinical Leadership
- Critical Care Nursing
- Diabetes Studies
- Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice.
This course is structured so you can study a postgraduate health specialisation of your choice as part of a graduate certificate or the Master of Advanced Practice. The graduate certificate is a progressive course in that you can choose to pause your studies after gaining your graduate certificate or continue studying for your master’s degree.
Note: All specialisations, except the Advanced Specialty Practice, are available at Curtin Perth. Selected specialisations are available at Curtin Singapore: Clinical Leadership; Advanced Specialty Practice; and Wound, Ostomy and Continence Practice.
See our handbook for more course information.
What you'll learn
- apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts in accordance with relevant practice codes, standards and legislation
- apply critical thinking and reflective practice to clinical practice to generate innovative solutions
- access, evaluate and synthesise information relevant to clinical leadership and the promotion of optimal outcomes for clients
- communicate effectively and work collaboratively with clients, carers, families, communities and the interdisciplinary health care team
- utilise technology safely and appropriately for the diagnosis and management of clients
- participate in research and critically appraise research findings and incorporate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice
- relate policy, practices and standards to international trends
- demonstrate cultural competence in the care of all clients, families and communities
- demonstrate professional, legal and ethical accountability within the scope of practice for safe health care delivery