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0047

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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

Course code0047
Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titlePhDMed
CRICOS code041047A
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 locationOn-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
Contact details

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/

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Sharon Ricardo

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree. Candidature involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the candidate. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the chosen discipline. Doctoral candidates are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will signify that the candidate has successfullycompleted 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.

Candidates 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.

Candidature rules

For all candidature rules and other important information for PhD candidates refer to the Handbook for Doctoral DegreesHandbook for Doctoral Degrees (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook/content/).

Structure

This course consists of:

  • a research and thesis component
  • a coursework study and/or professional development training program, depending on the progam (refer to 'Areas of study').

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.

Requirements

Candidates 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 candidate'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 candidate'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 work may be permitted

(c.) satisfactorily complete a program of coursework study and/or professional development training as outlined under 'Areas of study'.

Candidates must pass any required coursework units. If a candidate fails a coursework component of their degree, they can repeat the relevant unit once in a later semester. Candidates 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)).

Areas of study

Award(s)

Doctor of Philosophy