Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015|
|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.|
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
MDHS Student Centre / Learning and Teaching Unit
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Telephone: + 61 3 8344 5890
Future Student Questions: http://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/contact
This course is unavailable for new students and is being phased out. Prospective students should refer to the Master of Philosophy instead.
The aim of the degree is to contribute to the advancement of physiotherapy knowledge through academic and clinically based research. The program provides supervised postgraduate training in research aimed at increasing a candidate's knowledge and understanding of the research process and to have the opportunity to develop, undertake and present a substantive independent research project.
A range of University policies and procedures apply to students enrolled in Higher Degrees by Research.
|Learning Outcomes:|| |
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
Students work throughout their candidature under the supervision of one or more staff members on a research topic that is subsequently reported in the form of a 30,000 to 50,000 word thesis. The degree is awarded on the basis of examination of the thesis. The School of Physiotherapy can offer supervision in a range of research areas. Close collaboration with a number of clinical schools is a feature of the School's research profile. Normally this degree is taken over a period of 18 months full time or 3 years part time.
The program provides supervised postgraduate training in research aimed at increasing a candidate's knowledge and understanding of the research process and to have the opportunity to develop, undertake and present a substantive independent research project.
Applicants must hold a qualification that qualifies graduates to practise as a physiotherapist with an average of at least 70%. Applicants who have first-class honours or who have completed a Master degree may be eligible to apply for a PhD. Other applicants will normally be enrolled in a Master degree and may apply to transfer to the PhD program if acceptable academic progress is made.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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/
|Graduate Attributes:|| |
|Generic Skills:|| |
|Links to further information:||http://research.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/graduate-researchers|
Download PDF version.