Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018
and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the
'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Professor Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis
Faculty Research Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email med-research.degrees@ monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/research/grad-research.html
Admission and fees
4 years FT, 8 years PT
3-4 years equivalent full-time
Your PhD research project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within 3 years equivalent full time, with the expectation you will complete your degree within 3 to 4 years equivalent full time.
Mode and location
On-campus (Alfred Hospital, Baker Institute, Bendigo, Box Hill, Burnet Institute, Caulfield, Clayton, Howard Florey Institute, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Malaysia, Mental Health Research Institute, Moe, Monash Medical Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Notting Hill, Peninsula, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Southbank, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Baker Institute, Bendigo, Box Hill, Burnet Institute, Caulfield, Clayton, Howard Florey Institute, Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Mental Health Research Institute, Moe, Monash Medical Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Notting Hill, Peninsula, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Southbank, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
This course may be undertaken at approved off-site locations. .
Doctor of Philosophy
You will undertake your doctoral studies through the Monash doctoral programMonash doctoral program (http://www.monash.edu/migr/future-students/phd). At the core of this program is the completion of a substantial research thesis on an agreed topic under the guidance of a supervisory team. Your research training is further enhanced by professional development activities or coursework units designed to support you in your academic and professional development.
Upon completion of your doctoral studies at Monash, you will be able to demonstrate that you have successfully designed and executed a research project that makes an original and substantial contribution to your discipline. In your research journey, you will have also acquired the necessary skills and professional attributes to make an immediate and enduring impact on academia, industry, government, or community.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 10 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 10 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Successful completion of the program will signify that the student has successfully completed a course of postgraduate training in research under proper academic supervision and has submitted a thesis that the examiners have declared to be a significant contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the student's capacity to carry out independent original research.
You will also be able to:
- identify and define research questions
- identify the appropriate research methods to address the research questions
- demonstrate mastery of their chosen research methodology/methodologies
- demonstrate theoretical knowledge at doctoral level in their chosen field of research
- communicate their research findings in a format appropriate to their academic discipline
- write up their research into a high quality thesis
- contribute new information or new ways of understanding information in the field of research.
Conditions of enrolment
You will be required to complete:
- Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
- Research Integrity (online)
- any faculty or program induction requirements.
As a student of the university, you will be required to abide by all relevant statutes, regulations, policies and procedures. This includes maintaining satisfactory progress via regular milestone reviews in accordance with the Graduate Research Progress Management policyGraduate Research Progress Management policy (http://www.monash.edu/_data/assets/pdffile/0009/787311/Graduate-Research-Progress-Management-Policy.pdf) and procedures, ensuring you are undertaking research of an appropriate quality and scale as required by your course. You should refer to the University's current statutes and the University Policy BankUniversity Policy Bank (https://www.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/graduate-education) for links to relevant policies, procedures and guidelines.
This course consists of:
- a research and thesis component
- a coursework study and/or professional development training program, depending on the program.
Areas of research
This course may be undertaken in any of the areas of researchareas of research (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/research/) offered by the faculty.
You must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:
1. carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in your chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty
2. submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 80,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. The thesis should embody the results of the student's investigation, which demonstrates independence of thought and the student's ability to carry out research in that discipline. Submission of a thesis including published worksthesis including published works (https://www.monash.edu/graduate-research/supervisors-and-examiners/examiners/publication) may be permitted.
3. satisfactorily complete one of the following programs of coursework study and/or professional development training:
Note: At Monash University Malaysia only the following programs are available: Biomedical sciences, Psychological sciences, Primary health care, and Public health and preventive medicine.
You must pass any required coursework units, the assessment of which is conducted in accordance with the University's Assessment in Coursework Units policyAssessment in Coursework Units policy (http://policy.monash.edu.au/policy-bank/academic/education/assessment/assessment-in-coursework-units-policy.html) and supporting procedures.