Doctor of Clinical Science

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 054041M

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

If you're a practitioner in clinical sciences in clinical vision sciences, dietetics, occupational therapy or prosthetics and orthotics, this degree provides you with an opportunity to extend your professional practice through an integrated program of theory, practice and research.

The degree offers an integrated program of research with supporting coursework in the first year. Through a combination of core and elective subjects, you'll gain knowledge and skills in designing and conducting research, literature review techniques, critical analysis and writing for publication, as well as opportunities to apply these skills in clinically-based professional projects.

You'll pursue an independent and sustained investigation into a research problem of your own design that will culminate in the submission of a thesis for examination of 60,000 words.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10 – Professional Doctorate.

CAREER OUTCOMES

This degree will allow you to pursue a career in academic research, higher education, or leadership or management positions in government, or the science-based industries.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
43,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 4 years
Full time
La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia

Entry criteria

Prerequisites

The minimum academic requirement for entry to a Professional Doctorate degree at La Trobe is four-years of study with a degree qualification or a Masters degree with a weighted average mark in the final year of 65 or above completed within the last ten years; and eligibility for registration for professional practice in Australia (where applicable); and at least two years professional practice.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

Address

La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
Australia
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