courses

0099

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleMFamMed
Total credit points required96
Standard duration of study (years)4 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0099
Contact details

Senior Administrative officer, Graduate Studies - School of Primary Healthcare: Telephone +61 3 99024495; email: genprac@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/general-practice/teaching/masterfammed.html

Course coordinator

Dr Heather Grusauskas

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.

Description

The Department of General Practice offers this program to general practitioners who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in areas relevant to general practice. It provides research and teaching skills to prepare for potential academic general practice careers.

Outcomes

On completion of this course, graduates should be able to:

  • carry out independent and collaborative research in general practice at a level expected of a Monash graduate
  • supervise research projects of a nature comparable to those required of masters graduates
  • participate in curriculum development, teaching, assessment and evaluation of education programs at various levels, including undergraduate, vocational training and continuing medical education of established general practitioners
  • demonstrate organisational skills required of academic general practitioners with respect to teaching and research.

Credit for prior studies

Credit applications will be considered on an individual basis.Students who have successfully completed course 1759 Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine will be granted the maximum credit allowed.

Maximum credit allowed

48 credit points

Recognition of prior learning

Credit applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be considered on an individual basis.

Assessment

Assessment will be by coursework participation, formal assignments, projects and minor thesis.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited with the Royal Australia College Of General Practitioners Quality Assurance Continuing Professional Development Program.

Structure

Candidates are required to undertake 72 points of coursework, plus research, and submit a 24-point thesis of 15,000 words. Coursework includes core and elective units and/or modules.

Requirements

Core units

  • MFM4000 Principles of general practice
  • MFM4006 Introduction to research methods
  • MFM5008 Applied research in general practice

Thesis

Electives

Select 36 credit points from the lists of electives and/or modules below.

Elective units

* Required for alternative exit to course 2677 Master of Family Medicine (Clinical) and highly recommended for students interested in teaching skills.

Modules

All modules are 6 points unless otherwise indicated.

Minimum grade for course completion

In order to receive the award, students must achieve a minimum result of 65 per cent in the unit MFM2006 Introduction to research methods.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may graduate with a Master of Family Medicine (Clinical) if they successfully complete the unit MFM5007 (Learning and teaching). Students may also exit with a Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine providing all requirements for that award have been met.

Award(s)

Master of Family Medicine