Doctor of Philosophy
Course summary for local students
|Year||2015 course information|
|Award granted||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Warrnambool|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
Applications will be considered at any time.
|Level||Higher Degree Research|
|CRICOS course code||006256E|
|Deakin course code||H920|
- Course overview
- Research information
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- How to apply
The School of Nursing and Midwifery, through its clinical partnership program and community links, has an established research program grounded in clinical practice while embracing the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of nursing. A major research focus of the School examines symptoms and risk management associated with a wide range of chronic illnesses. Other areas of research include the exploration of symptoms and risk management associated with management of patients in acute and critical care contexts. The research area of health services evaluation involves a critical evaluation of current health services models and the development of alternative models of health services delivery.
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/
Tel +61 3 9251 7174
How to apply
Applicants must apply via the Higher Degree by Research website.