Master of Forensic Medicine

Monash University

Course details

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

In this course, you will gain advanced expertise and specialised knowledge enabling you to become highly sought after in the forensic medical, dental or science fields. Building on your qualification in medicine, dentistry, biomedical science or radiography, you will be able to apply your knowledge in the interests of justice.

You will learn to:

make high level, independent judgements in the forensic setting;
gain sound knowledge of medico-legal principles;
gain the skills to clearly communicate medico-legal issues to the justice system; prepare effective and objective medico-legal reports;
critically evaluate the ethical and legal issues arising in forensic medical practice, and
interpret wounds and injury patterns.

On completion of this course, you will have developed a range of skills equipping you with the necessary attributes to work in the fields of forensic medicine, dentistry, or science within the parameters of the justice system.

The guiding philosophy of this course is to establish robust academic standards in the practice of clinical forensic medicine, forensic odontology, and forensic medical science.

We aim to equip you with a sound knowledge of medico-legal principles and to develop your skills in providing forensic medical, dental and scientific services to the community.

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Majors

  • Clinical forensic medicine
  • Forensic medical science
  • Forensic odontology
Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,900 Per Year 27 Feb 2023
24 Jul 2023
3 years
Read morePart time duration (years): 3

Self study / online (without attendance)
Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia

Entry criteria

To be eligible for admission, you must meet all of the following minimum entry requirements for the relevant stream:

Clinical Forensic Medicine

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (or equivalent) AND current employment in clinical practice with a minimum of three years experience

AND

satisfactory proof of appropriate current professional medical registration in your current country of residency and practice (e.g. Australian Citizens & Permanent Resident Visa holders, must hold current professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA)

Forensic Odontology

A Bachelor of Dentistry AND current employment in dental practice with a minimum of 3 years experience

AND satisfactory proof of appropriate current professional dental registration in your current country of residency and practice (e.g. Australian Citizens & Permanent Resident Visa holders, must hold current professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA)

Forensic Medical Science

Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Hons) AND current employment in radiography practice with a minimum of 2 years experience
AND satisfactory proof of appropriate current professional registration as a radiographer in your current country of residency and practice (e.g. Australian Citizens & Permanent Resident Visa holders, must hold current professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA)

OR

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons) AND current employment in a relevant laboratory setting with a minimum of two years experience

OR

Bachelor of Science (Hons) AND current employment in a recognised forensic institute with a minimum of two years experience

IELTS (Academic): 7.0; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65; TOEFL Internet-based test: 94

Address

Monash University
Clayton Campus
Wellington Road
Melbourne Victoria 3800
Australia
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