Master of Health (Research Practice)

Be the one to lead the discovery of the best evidence for practice.
Ballarat - Mt Helen, Gippsland - Churchill, On-line Learning
Entry requirements
2 years
Semester 1, 2018

The Master of Health program is offered online via either a full-time or part-time study mode, providing working professionals with a convenient way to engage with contemporary global debates and developments in their professional area of interest while at the same time upgrading their qualifications.

Students can choose from two separate Masters level pathways including a health leadership pathway where students are supported to develop knowledge and skills that can be applied directly into one’s own health practice area. The research pathway on the other hand offers students an opportunity to develop advanced level skills and knowledge in research practice that will support the discovery and translation of evidence into practice. The research intensive stream offers a potential pathway into a doctoral program.

The program is a 240 points degree (8 x 30 credit point courses) which is available to graduates holding both three and four year qualifications. Credit can be applied for, and commonly a graduate with a 4 year degree can complete the program after successfully completing 4 (30 credit point) courses. This is one course per semester over two years of part-time study.

Successful completion of the Master of Health will enhance your professional standing and provide you with advanced level skills and knowledge for application in the health community and may lead to employment opportunities in the tertiary sector. Completion of the research pathway provides a pathway to PhD study.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact FedUni for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by FedUni for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

View Current subject information and cost.

Year 1

Semester 1

BUHEA6902, 15 credit points
HEALT6000, 30 credit points

Semester 2

HEALT6001, 30 credit points
HEALT6002, 30 credit points

Year 2

Semester 1

Elective (A)

Elective (B)

Semester 2

HEALT7002, 30 credit points
HEALT7003, 30 credit points

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: HN9

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Entry into the Master of Health program is predicated on completion of undergraduate study to third year or equivalent.

Advanced Standing: Credit for up to four courses (120 credit points) may be granted to candidates who have successfully completed a fourth year of university study.

The program is delivered in an online mode with structured discussion forums and collaboration. A full-time student would be expected to contribute approximately 40 hours / week to the program. A part-time student would be expected to contribute approximately 20 hours / week to the program. The amount of time required will depend to some extent on the elective courses chosen.

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) indicative annual fee

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

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This program has been developed with student flexibility in mind. Students can choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Health or a Graduate Diploma of Health, allowing the candidates to complete the program in smaller stages of study.

Applicants who hold a Bachelors degree as their highest level of prior study will be required to undertake 120 credit points of inductor courses prior to progressing to one of the Masters streams.

A student who has successfully undertaken a Graduate Certificate in a Health related discipline would be eligible for advanced standing of 60 credit points towards their introductory courses.

In instances where a student has successfully completed a ‘fourth year’ of higher education studies in a health related discipline (eg. a three year bachelor degree plus one year of honours or a four year undergraduate degree, or a Graduate Diploma) the program for a Master level qualification will be a minimum of 1 year FT study or equivalent.  Students who meet these entry requirements would transition directly into the second year of the program and into a stream of their choice.

Students who successfully complete the Master of Health - Research Practice stream may be eligible for entry to a PhD program.

The program is recognised as a valuable contribution to the ongoing professional development of practitioners working in a wide range of sectors. Please note that this does not lead to registration as a health professional.

A range of student services, including childcare, counselling, support for students with disabilities, Learning Resource Centre and cafeteria are available at most campuses. For further information on these services please call 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.



School department

School of Health

Course coordinator

 Dr. Blake Peck