Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) requires a medical degree.

In general, admission to the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) requires a bachelor's degree with a first or second class honours, or a bachelor's degree with 12 months work or research experience.

Admission into the double degree programs:

  • Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy requires a medical degree plus the submission of a research topic for advanced study.
  • Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy requires a bachelor's degree with a first or second class honours, or a bachelor's degree with 12 months work or research experience plus the submission of a research topic for advanced study.

Admission into the double degree programs is conditional upon the appointment of an appropriate supervisor.

Course structure

The Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) require the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

The Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of philosophy and the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy require the successful completion of 96 credit points of units of study including:

Pattern of enrolment for domestic students

The following tables provide examples for structuring programs of study.

Students must complete the required credit point value of core units of study and elective units of study.

Core units of study

Core Units of Study Credit point

Students must complete 44 credit points of core units of study

Available in Semester 1  
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
 6
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6
RHHG5010
Reproductive Sciences
 4
RHHG5007
Clinical Reproductive Medicine (semester 1a)
 4
RHHG5008
Counselling 1 (semester 1b)
 2
RHHG5028
Medical Genetics(semester 1b)
 2
Available in Semester 2  
RHHG5005
Reproductive Sciences and Medicine(semester 2a)

 4

RHHG5013
Ethical, Social, Legal & Privacy Issues(semester 2a)
 4
RHHG5006
Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health(semester 2b)
 4
RHHG5014
Fertility Control(semester 2b)
 2
RHHG5021
Reproduction and Cancer (semester 2b)
 2
RHHG5026
Introductory Medical Genetics (semester 2b)
 4
 Total core units of study  44
Elective units of study

Elective Units of Study Credit point

Students must complete 4 credit points of elective units of study

Available in Semester 2b  
RHHG5011
Clinical or Laboratory Attachments

 2

RHHG5012
Counselling 2
 2
RHHG5015
Lab Assessment of Reproductive Function
 2
RHHG5016
Medical and Molecular Genetics
 2

Pattern of enrolment for double degree international students

In order to comply with their visa requirements and to fulfil the requirements of the double degree, international students must enrol in an additional 48 credit points of research units of study.

Research Units of study

Research Units of Study Credit point

International double degree students must complete 48 credit points of research units of study

MEDF4001
Medicine Research A

 12

MEDF4002
Medicine Research B
 12
MEDF4003
Medicine Research C
 12
MEDF4004
Medicine Research D
 12


The recommended pattern of enrolment is indicated below and provides a program for either a first semester (March) start or second semester (July) start.

Pattern of enrolment for international students commencing in March
Year 1
UoS code and name Credit points

Semester 1

 

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses

 6
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6

MEDF4001
Medicine Research A

 12
Semester 2  
RHHG5005
Reproductive Sciences and Medicine(semester 2a)
 4
RHHG5006
Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health(semester 2b)
 4
RHHG5026
Introductory Medical Genetics (semester 2b)
 4
MEDF4002
Medicine Research B
 12
Year 2
UoS code and name Credit points

Semester 1

 

RHHG5007
Clinical Reproductive Medicine (semester 1a)

 4
RHHG5008
Counselling 1 (semester 1b)
 2

RHHG5010
Reproductive Sciences

 4

RHHG5028
Medical Genetics

 2

MEDF4003
Medicine Research C

 12
Semester 2  
RHHG5013
Ethical, Social, Legal & Privacy Issues(semester 2a)
 4
RHHG5014
Fertility Control(semester 2b)
 2
RHHG5021
Reproduction and Cancer (semester 2b)
 2
MEDF4004
Medicine Research D
 12
plus 2 electives from the Elective list  4
Pattern of enrolment for international students commencing in July
UoS code and name Credit points
First semester of study
 
RHHG5005
Reproductive Sciences and Medicine(semester 2a)
 4
RHHG5006
Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health(semester 2b)
 4
RHHG5026
Introductory Medical Genetics (semester 2b)
 4
MEDF4001
Medicine Research A
 12
Second semester of study
 
PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses
 6
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6
RHHG5007
Clinical Reproductive Medicine (semester 1a)
 4
RHHG5008
Counselling 1 (semester 1b)
 2
RHHG5010
Reproductive Sciences
 4
RHHG5028
Medical Genetics
 2
UoS code and name Credit points

Third semester of study

 

RHHG5013
Ethical, Social, Legal & Privacy Issues(semester 2a)

 4
RHHG5014
Fertility Control(semester 2b)
 2

RHHG5021
Reproduction and Cancer (semester 2b)

 2

MEDF4002
Medicine Research B

 12

plus 2 electives from the Elective list

 4
Fourth Semester of study
 
MEDF4003
Medicine Research C
 12
MEDF4004
Medicine Research D
 12

If a student is not able to submit the thesis for the Master of Philosophy after these two years of enrolment, they must enrol in both MEDF4003 and MEDF4004 for further semesters, with the associated cost of enrolment, until they are able to submit.