Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development

Admission requirements


Admission to the:

  • Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development)
  • Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development)
  • Master of Medicine (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development)

requires a medical degree.


Admission to the:

  • Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development)
  • Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development)

requires a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a health or science-related discipline.


Admission to the:

  • Master of Science in Medicine (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development)

requires the successful completion of an embedded degree program (Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma); or a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a health or science-related discipline with first or second class honours; or a bachelor degree in a health related discipline with professional work experience equivalent to a first or second class honours.


Admission to:

  • Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development), and
  • Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development)

requires the student to be enrolled in the master program and have an average mark of at least 75% in 24 credit points of compulsory or stream specific units of study.

Course structure


The Graduate Certificate requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

The Graduate Diploma requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

The Master requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

The Master of Medicine (Advanced) requires the successful completion of 60 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points of study as required for the Master; and
  • 12 credit points of project units of study.

Pattern of enrolment

Compulsory units of study

Unit of study code and name Credit points Delivery mode
Compulsory unit of study for Graduate Diploma students
Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online
Compulsory units of study for Master students
Master students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online
PCOL5104
Pharm & Medical Device Development
 6 (available semester 2, 2018)  online/intensive
Stream Specific Units of Study

Unit of study code and name

Credit points Delivery mode

Graduate Certificate students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Graduate Diploma students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Master students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Students must select 12 credit points from the units listed below

Offered Semester 1
PCOL5101
Drugs and devices: R&D to registration
 6  online
Offered Semester 2
PCOL5102
Modern therapeutics and medical devices
 6  online
Students must select 12 credit points from the units listed below
Offered Semester 1
CLTR5001
Trial design and methods
 6  online
Offered Semester 2  
BETH5209
Medicines policy, economics & ethics
 6  online
PCOL5103
Industrial therapeutics (project)
 6 (available semester 2, 2018)  online
General elective units of study

Unit of study code and name

Credit points Delivery mode

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study

Master students complete 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study

Offered Semester 1

BETH5104
Bioethics, Law and Society
 6  online/intensive
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
 6  online
BSTA5003
Health Indicators and Health Surveys 
 6  online
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6  online; face to face
HPOL5001
Economics and Finance for Health Policy
 6  online/intensive
Offered Semester 2
CLTR5004
Advanced Trial Design  
 6  online
CEPI5312
Diagnostic and Screening Tests 
 6  online; face to face
PUBH5422
Health and Risk Communication 
 6  block/intensive

Project Units of Study - Master (Advanced)

Students accepted into the Master (Advanced) program must complete 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students must re-enrol every semester, with the associated financial cost, until they submit their project report or dissertation, or defer their enrolment.

Unit of study code and name

Credit points Delivery mode
BSTA5003
Health Indicators and Health Surveys 
 12 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision
HPOL5001
Economics and Finance for Health Policy
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision