Master of Nursing

Offered by Monash University, in collaboration with Macao Polytechnic Institute.

 

Programme Outline

This programme prepares nurses for general and specialist practice roles in a range of clinical areas. It enables development of advanced practice roles such as leadership skills to plan, implement and coordinate and evaluate health care as well as formulate policy for a diverse and multicultural society. Graduates are employed in a wide range of general and specialist clinical, educational and health care environments in senior positions and contribute to the health of individuals, families and communities, in addition to the development of the profession.

 

Modes of Study

Part-time (on the job)
Students may complete the programme through two pathways (see the Study Plan below), which provide flexibility, in order to meet individual needs. Most units are undertaken using a combination to face-to-face teaching and independent study with students being provided with comprehensive programme materials for each unit.

 

Normal Duration of Study - 3 years    
Teaching Medium - English

 

Study Plan

 Option 1: Coursework and Project
Subject
Type
Credits
Research Methods and Issues
Compulsory
12
Three Elective Subjects from the List of Elective Subjects
Elective
36
Projects
Compulsory
24

 

 Option 2: Coursework and Minor Thesis
Subject
Type
Credits
Research Methods and Issues
Compulsory
12
Two Elective Subjects from the List of Elective Subjects
Elective
24
Minor Theses
Compulsory
36

 

 List of Elective Subjects
Subject
Credits
Advanced Pathophysiology and Health Assessment
12
Nursing Practice and Management
12
Gerontological Nursing Practice
12
Explorations in Child and Family Nursing
12
Nursing Informatics
12
Palliative Care Nursing Practice
12
Education in Nursing
12
Graduate Nurse Studies: Caring in Nursing
12
Therapeutic Medication Management
12
Advanced Therapeutic Interaction in Nursing
12
Advanced Nursing Practice in Context
12

 

Assessment

Most subjects are assessed by submission of two or three assignments. Guidelines for preparation and submission of written work are contained in the materials provided at the beginning of each semester.

 

Research Components

A student undertaking the project component of the programme will be required to research into an aspect of nursing with the aim of enhancing nursing practice and patient care. The work should be approximately 15,000 words in length and of publishable standard.

A student undertaking the research (minor thesis) component of the programme will be required to be involved in systematic research in an area of interest and value to nursing. The work should be original, an approximately 25,000 words in length and lead to publication, such as in a refereed journal.

All students will be supervised in their research by a staff member from Monash University, Australia.

 

Requirements for Award

The Master of Nursing programme requires satisfactory completion of 72 credit points of study. This may be achieved through coursework units and project activities or minor thesis activities. Entry into the research component will be restricted to students who have achieved distinction grade average for their requirements and development of their research proposal. Students are encouraged to discuss with the programme coordinator the range of options, which may be undertaken in order to fulfill the requirements for the award.

 

Fees

1.
AUD$2,650 per 12 credit point unit. Payment is made on a semester by semester basis, i.e. total course cost of AUD$15,900. For future years of course, Monash University reserves the right to adjust annual tuition fees.
2.
MPI graduates of Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme may receive a discount of 15%.
3.
Accepted applicants are required to complete the registration of MPI (including a refundable deposit of MOP$1,000). After having registered as the students of MPI, the students can use the facilities and services provided by the Institute according to the regulations applied to the students of degree programmes.

 

Entry Requirements

Entry is normally restricted to applicants who have obtained a high level of academic achievement in their Bachelor's programme, meet English language requirements, and legally recognized to practice as a nurse in Macao.

Applicants must meet at least one of the following English language requirements:

Have achieved a satisfactory level of performance in an English subject at Year 12 or equivalent level where the language of instruction for the whole curriculum was in English.
Have studied in an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution for either the equivalent of the first year of a university course (within the past two years if outside Australia), or the equivalent of a two year tertiary program (within the past five years if outside Australia).
Have undertaken an IELTS (International English Language Testing System – academic) test within the past 24 months and have achieved a minimum overall test score of 6.5 (with reading 6.5, listening 6.5, writing 6.0 and speaking 6.0).
Have undertaken a TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language) test within 24 months and have achieved a paper-based test score of 580 with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5 and an internet-based test score of 90 with at least 22 in writing and no section lower than 20.
All of your secondary schooling was in English and you have successfully completed at least two English-rich university level subjects in an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment.
Have successfully completed the Monash University English Language Bridging Program, or equivalent programs, at the appropriate level.

 

 

Note:
The commencement of this Programme has been approved by the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macao SAR in 2005 (Despacho do Secretário para os Assuntos Sociais e Cultura n.º 110/2005).