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MC-ADVPRC

Advanced Practice

Master by coursework

Develop superior professional knowledge and in-demand research skills for a career in specialised clinical practice.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Advanced Practice
  • Duration
    1 year full-time
  • Credit
    200
  • CRICOS
    108520A
  • Location
    Curtin Perth,  Curtin Singapore
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2022

Semester 2

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2023

Semester 1

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2024

Semester 1

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2025

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2022

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On campus

2023

Semester 1

On campus

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2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

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2025

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Outline

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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: 

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.

Why study

  • Curtin is an industry-focused university and we have designed this postgraduate qualification as a strategic response to the health sector’s need for specialist professional healthcare staff with clinical discipline research. The course aligns with the particular needs of our health service partners. 
  • The course is 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 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

Admission criteria

Applicants for the Master of Advanced Practice Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language standards. Applicants will require a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in their related field. Applicants must also hold three (3) years' experience in their related field post Bachelor degree. Enrolment can be full time or part time. Study plan can be negotiated. A part time study plan is essential for specialisations that are linked to employment.

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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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus

2023

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2024

Semester 1
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
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2022

Semester 2
  • On campus

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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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: MC-ADVPRC
  • CRICOS code: 108520A
  • Last updated on: 24/09/2022