Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
|Year and Campus:||2015 - Parkville|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Level:||Research Higher Degree|
|Duration & Credit Points:||Students are expected to complete this research in 3.00 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
The Doctor of Medical Science (DMedSc) is a graduate research doctorate offered by the Melbourne Medical School to medical graduates of the University of Melbourne and other recognised universities. The DMedSc enrolled candidature course (J15AA) is designed for medical graduates to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research at the doctoral research level.
Policies and Procedures
Rules and regulations relating to the Doctor of Medical Science govern the teaching out of the Doctor of Medicine (research doctorate) degree (550AA and 550TC). The last intake for the Doctor of Medicine (research doctorate) was 2009.
On completion of the course students should be able to:
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The DMedSc is classified as a research doctorate with thesis requirements and examination comparable to the Doctor of Philosophy.
The DMedSc may normally be undertaken in any department of the Melbourne Medical School and in some Faculty-based academic units such as the Centre for Youth, Mental Health or the Department of Medical Biology (WEHI). Please note that entry is subject to the availability of a suitable supervisor and research project and the approval of the Head of Department. The DMedSc may not be undertaken through the following academic units: The Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology, the Department of Medical Bionics.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have:
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the selection committee will consider:
3. The selection committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Selection and Admission into Graduate Research Courses Policy.
4. The minimum English language requirements for this course are Band 7.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards of Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit Website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
All candidates are required to complete the equivalent of at least six months full-time (12 months part-time) advanced study and research at the University unless studying at an outside institution approved by the Research Higher Degrees Committee (RHDC). The RHDC will not approve entirely distance supervision or entirely on-line supervision for research higher degree students.
Throughout their candidature candidates are expected to attend the University in order to benefit from planning, conducting and writing up their research within a University community and environment.
The residency requirement is deemed especially important during the first six months of candidature. During this time the student is expected to interact on a regular basis with the supervisor, the department (including staff and other research students) and the University, so as:
Doctoral degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who demonstrate academic leadership, increasing independence, creativity and innovation in their research work. In addition, professional doctoral studies provide advanced training designed to enhance professional knowledge in a specialist area, and encourage the acquisition of a wide range of advanced and transferable skills.
The University expects its doctoral graduates to have the following qualities and skills:
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|Links to further information:||http://research.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/graduate-researchers|
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