courses

0047

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 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 facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titlePhDMed
CRICOS code041047A
Standard duration of study (years)4 years FT, 8 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Alfred Hospital, Baker Institute, Bendigo, Box Hill Hospital, Burnet Institute, Caulfield, Clayton, Howard Florey Institute, Gippsland, Monash Health Research Institute, Monash Medical Centre, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Notting Hill, Peninsula, Peter McCallum Cancer Institute, Prince Henry's Institute, Southbank, Sunway, St Vincent's Institute, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute)
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Baker Institute, Bendigo, Box Hill Hospital, Burnet Institute, Caulfield, Clayton, Howard Florey Institute, Gippsland, 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)
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.
  • This course may be undertaken at approved off-site locations. .

Description

Candidature in a Doctor of Philosophy 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 discipline in which the candidate is enrolled. Doctoral candidates are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will signify that the holder has 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.

Candidature rules

For all candidature rules and other important information for PhD candidates refer to the 'Handbook for Doctoral and MPhil Degrees' available at http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook.

Structure

This course consists of a research and thesis component.

Areas of research

This course may be undertaken in any of the areas of research offered by the faculty. Details available at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/research.

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 100,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished work may be permitted.

Award(s)

Doctor of Philosophy