Doctor of Philosophy

Course summary for local students

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Doctor of Philosophy
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool
Cloud (online)Yes
Length3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

Applications will be considered at any time.

Faculty contacts

Research Administrator
Tel 03 9251 7174
hmnbs-research@deakin.edu.au

LevelHigher Degree Research
Deakin course code H961

Course sub-headings

Course overview

This course involves research in rural and regional general practice; health and wellbeing, health service evaluation, public health and chronic disease management.

PhD research is also available with the School of Medicine in the areas basic gene discovery and molecular analysis, through functional genomics and pre-clinical development to the testing of new therapeutics, underpinned by powerful and relevant experimental platforms. Key areas of research strength are: immunity, infectious diseases, developmental biology, molecular physiology, musculoskeletal biology, haematology, cancer, metabolic disease, structural biology and nanomedicine.

Career opportunities

Clinical epidemiology, public health, medical ethics, medical professionalism, health service management, quality assurance, risk prevention, medical education.

Research information

The Faculty of Health provides a range of higher degree by research programs at masters and doctorate level, including professional doctorates in the discipline of psychology.

To review the research areas available for postgraduate degree by research (Masters and PhD), click here.

The Faculty has affiliation with six of the University Strategic Research Centres, which work with national and international partners in health communities, business, industry and government to bring about evidence-based practical, equitable health outcomes globally, nationally and in local communities. The Centres are engaged in research programs related to patient care, patient safety, health services, mental health, psychiatric disorders, molecular medicine, immunology, neurosciences, public health research and evaluation, population health, human nutrition, physical activity and health, and social determinants of health and wellbeing.

To review details of the Strategic Research Centres, click here.

Entry requirements - general

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2B (60%+) standard or a research masters degree. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered, and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree or coursework masters; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience. For more information please visit the Research Services Division - Higher Degrees by Research page.

Entry requirements - specific

Entry to all higher degree by research awards is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor in the area of research. It is essential (or recommended) that you must discuss your research interests/proposed program with potential supervisors prior to applying. Go to Application Procedure and Forms for prospective research candidates for full details.

For more information about areas in which supervision is available please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/hmnbs/research/supervision/

Or contact:

Research Administrator
Tel +61 3 9251 7174
hmnbs-research@deakin.edu.au

How to apply

Applicants must apply via the Higher Degree by Research website.

 

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