Master of Surgery - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

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.

Course code

3443

Abbreviated title

MSurg

CRICOS code

049254G

Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Coordinator

Professor Julian Smith

Contact details

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

Australia

Course type


Master by research

Standard duration

1.5 years FT, 3 years PT

The student's research master's project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within the standard duration of the degree.

Mode and location

On-campus (Alfred Hospital, Box Hill, Clayton, Monash Medical Centre)

Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Box Hill, Clayton, Monash Medical Centre)

This course may be undertaken at approved off-site locations.

Award

Master of Surgery

Description

Enrolment in a master's by research degree involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by you as the student. It is expected that the research you undertake will make a contribution to the discipline in which you are enrolled by applying, critiquing, analysing or interpreting that knowledge in ways that facilitate pathways for further learning. You will be supported in your research by a supervisory team.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Successful completion of this course will signify that the student has successfully completed a course of postgraduate training in research under academic supervision, and has submitted a thesis that the examiners declare to be a contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the student 's capacity to carry out independent 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 your chosen research methodology/methodologies
  • demonstrate theoretical knowledge at master's level in your chosen field of surgery
  • communicate your research findings in a format appropriate to your academic discipline
  • write up your research into a high quality thesis
  • contribute new information or new ways of understanding information in the field of surgical 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.

Structure

This course consists of a research and thesis component.

Areas of research

This course may be undertaken in any of the areas of surgical researchareas of surgical research (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/research/) offered by the faculty.

Requirements

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 50,000 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.

Progression to further studies

You may apply to transfer to a PhD after a defined period (usually 9-12 months enrolment full-time or equivalent), provided that satisfactory progress has been made and certain conditions are met.