Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 1.50 years full time, or equivalent part time.|
This course is not open to new students and is being phased out. Prospective students should refer to the Master of Philosophy instead.
The information provided is for currently enrolled students only.
The degree of Master of Medicine (Palliative Medicine) comprises two parts. Some candidates may proceed directly to Part II if given credit for Part I.
Part I may be undertaken by coursework only (Part I is not available). Part II may be undertaken by research, supervised by research staff and resulting in a thesis which is examined externally.
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne are designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.
On completion of the course students should be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Candidates are enrolled in a year-long research subject for the duration of the course and produce a thesis of between 30,000 and 40,000 words which is examined externally.
Applicants may be granted exemption from Part I of the examination for the degree of Master of Medicine if they have passed a comparable examination offered in a relevant discipline by an approved body. The following have been approved to date as exemptions for the purpose of proceeding straight to Part II candidature and other relevant experience or examinations may also be approved for this purpose from time to time:
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Research Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wide variety of contexts.
The University expects its research masters graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
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|Links to further information:||http://www.medicine.unimelb.edu.au/future/rhd/|
Refer to the University's Masters by Research Generic Guidelines for general information about masters by research course requirements at the University of Melbourne.
Refer to the Melbourne School of Graduate Research for information about thesis examination and submission.
For information about the application process, refer to the Melbourne Medical School.
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