This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Standard duration of study (years)|
3-4 years equivalent full-time
The student's PhD research project is to be conceived from the outset as clearly achievable within 3 years equivalent full time, with students expected to complete their degree within 3 to 4 years equivalent full time.
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Alfred Hospital, Baker Institute, Bendigo, Berwick, Box Hill Hospital, Burnet Institute, Caulfield, Clayton, Howard Florey Institute, Malaysia, Monash Health Research Institute, Monash Medical Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Notting Hill, Peninsula, Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, Prince Henry's Institute, Southbank, St Vincent's Institute, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) |
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Baker Institute, Bendigo, Berwick, Box Hill Hospital, Burnet Institute, Caulfield, Clayton, Howard Florey Institute, Monash Health Research Institute, Monash Medical Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Notting Hill, Peninsula, Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, Prince Henry's Institute, Southbank, St Vincent's Institute, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
This course may be undertaken at approved off-site locations. .
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0047|
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Research Degrees Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email med-research.degrees@ monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/pgrad/research/
Candidature in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the student. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the chosen discipline. Doctoral students are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.
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 candidate's capacity to carry out independent research.
Students will also be able to:
For all candidature rules and other important information for PhD students refer to the Handbook for Doctoral DegreesHandbook for Doctoral Degrees (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook/content/).
This course consists of:
Students must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:
(a.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the student's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty
(b.) 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 candidate's ability to carry out research in that discipline. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished workconjointly published or unpublished work (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/examiners/publication/) may be permitted.
(c.) satisfactorily complete a program of coursework study and/or professional development training as outlined under 'Areas of study'.
Students must pass any required coursework units. If a student fails a coursework component of their degree, they can repeat the relevant unit once in a later semester. Students who fail to pass the repeat attempt of the unit will be subject to a termination process under the Candidature Progress Management RegulationsCandidature Progress Management Regulations (http://www.monash.edu.au/legal/legislation/research-graduate-school-committee-regulations/candidature-progress-management-regulations.pdf) (refer also to the Candidature Progress Management policypolicy (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/candidature-progress-management-policy.html) and proceduresprocedures (http://www.policy.monash.edu/policy-bank/academic/research/mrgs/termination-of-candidature-procedures.html)).
Note: At Monash University Malaysia only the following programs are available: Biomedical sciences, Psychological sciences, Primary health care, and Public health and preventive medicine.
Doctor of Philosophy