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Masters Programs

Murdoch Children's Research Institute hosts Masters research projects in laboratory, clinical and public health research groups. Across the Melbourne Children's Campus, the Institute in partnership with the University of Melbourne and the Royal Children's Hospital offers a range of programs:

Master of Biomedical Science

The Master of Biomedical Science is a two year full time (four year part-time) coursework program offered through the Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne. Students complete 200 points, comprised of 75 points coursework and 125 points research, with increasing time spent on research in the latter half. This program offers graduates a pathway into research or other bioscience based career, and/or PhD studies.

Students can directly contact Supervisors to discuss potential opportunities for the Masters Research Project.

To learn about Projects offered in 2019, download a copy of our Honours/Masters Handbook here

For more information about the program structure and enrolling requirements, please visit the University of Melbourne website. (Course code: MC-BMEDSC)

For semester one commencement, application closing date: 30 November 2017
Late Applications: 31 January 2018

Biomedical Science Coordinator
Dr Belinda McClaren
+61 (3) 8341 6415

Master of Adolescent Health & Wellbeing

Australia’s only postgraduate course in adolescent health is run via online education from the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Accredited through the University of Melbourne, this program offers a Graduate Certificate qualification, a Graduate Diploma and a Master of Adolescent Health and Wellbeing. This program takes students from foundation subjects, through specialisation and finally into research.

Students explore the developmental, psychological, social and environmental issues that have an impact adolescent health. A Master/Graduate Diploma of Adolescent Health and Wellbeing qualification ensures graduates are well-equipped to deal with and help improve life outcomes for young people, their families and the community.

Masters students learn about the evidence base for effective programs and practice in the areas where young people live, learn and socialise and in the healthcare sector where young people seek support.

Of all the age groups in Australia, young people are the only population group whose health has not improved over the past three decades. The Centre for Adolescent Health recognises that a key way to improve young people’s health and wellbeing is to enhance the capabilities of practitioners who work with young people.

For more information about the program structure and requirements, please visit the University of Melbourne website.

Adolescent Health & Wellbeing Coordinator
Ms Andrea Krelle


Master of Mental Health Science - Infant stream

This course is a nested program, in which students may choose to study a Graduate Certificate (GC-MHSC), Graduate Diploma (GD-MHSC), or Master of Mental Health Science (MC-MHSC).

The focus of this stream is primarily on the baby and the infant/parent relationship. Infant and parent mental health can play a major role in the prevention of serious psychiatric disability.  The course provides training in skilled assessment and intervention with families, which can greatly assist the capacity of parents to facilitate their child’s development.  

The subjects in this stream have been developed using clinical, teaching and research work of the Infant Mental health Group at The Royal Children’s Hospital, drawing on the disciplines of psychiatry, developmental psychology and psychoanalysis for their theoretical basis and providing theoretical and observational foundations for working with infant mental health problems. The core faculty for the course are researchers in the Social and Mental Health Aspects of Serious Illness Research Group (link to group page) at Murdoch Children's.

Students can select from a Graduate Certificate (one year part-time), a Graduate Diploma (two years part-time) or a Master in Mental Health Science (three years part-time). Students enrolled in the Masters program can choose to exit at these points with the alternative qualifications.

For more information, please contact:

Mental Health Science Coordinators
A/Professor Campbell Paul    
Phone: +61 (3) 9345 5502

Subject Coordinator
A/Professor Brigid Jordan
Phone: +61 (3) 9345 1444

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Graduate Research at Melbourne Children's (University of Melbourne)
Ms Carmen Van Tiggel
Phone: +61 (3) 9345 7021

Murdoch Children's Student Administration   
Phone: +61 (3) 9345 4752