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Students who commenced study in 2016 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

Commencement year

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Coordinator

Associate Professor Philip Thompson

Websites

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Location

Parkville

This program provides doctoral (PhD) students with the opportunity to focus on developing knowledge and expertise in their chosen discipline, as well as developing professional skills that will support their career ambitions.

Each student's research will be supported by the development of a range of skills that will help them to become more efficient researchers, ultimately improving the quality of the research and developing generic/transferable skills of value to prospective employers.

This program is also applicable to students studying externally.

Program requirements

All research students will be required to undertake compulsory training in the following areas:

  • Monash Graduate Research Induction (online)
  • Research Integrity (online)
  • faculty induction, including occupational health and safety (where required).

Professional development component

Students must, in consultation with their supervisor(s), satisfactorily complete a minimum of 120 hours of graduate research professional development activities:

  • 80 hours (minimum) of general professional development from the Graduate Researcher Development module, delivered through the Monash Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR)
  • 40 hours (minimum) of discipline-specific professional development, from the Discipline Enhanced Development Module, delivered through the faculty.

Students will discuss with their supervisors which optional activities best suit their interests and area of study and complete any mandated activities. Students are required to update their supervisors on their progress toward achieving the required hours of professional development activities.

It is a requirement of the Discipline Enhanced Development module in this program, that students complete the following mandatory activities:

  • Commencing students - Winter school: An introduction to research methods, ethics and scientific communication (20 hours)
  • Research leadership and management (10 hours)
  • Discipline-specific technical and advanced research activity (10 hours).

Students may be required to complete specific activities offered in the Graduate Researcher Development module offered through MIGR.

Attendance will be monitored to ensure hours are accurately recorded.

Students may also be directed or encouraged to attend and make presentations at various forums throughout their enrolment.

For detailed information about the options available in this PhD program, visit the Monash Doctoral ProgramMonash Doctoral Program (http://www.monash.edu/migr/future-students/phd) webpage.

Relevant courses

2625 Doctor of Philosophy