Graduate Diploma of Health and Science Research - 2018

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

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

Course code

M5021

Credit points

48

Abbreviated title

GradDipHSResearch

CRICOS code

094681C

Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Admission and fees

Australia

Course type

Specialist
Graduate diploma

Standard duration

1 year FT

Full-time study only.

You have a maximum of 4 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)

Award

Graduate Diploma of Health and Science Research

Description

This course offers a pathway to higher-level research in health and science disciplines for students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree but do not have a research component in order to progress. Students study a sequence of units in a specialisation most appropriate to their proposed higher degree by research field in a health or science discipline.

Specialisations

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Biomedical science

You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your specialist field, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in biomedical science. There is a wide breadth of biomedical research available that provides a high degree of flexibility for you to pursue your research year in a field of your choice.

Studies can be undertaken within one of the schools of the faculty, including: Biomedical Sciences, Central Clinical School, Eastern Health Clinical School, Public Health and Preventative Medicine. Studies can also be undertaken with one of the affiliated institutes such as the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, and Baker IDI.

Emergency health

This specialisation is designed for you to undertake a guided advanced studies program in an aspect of community-based emergency health and an approved research project under the supervision of a member of the academic or research staff.

Nursing

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in either nursing or midwifery for high-achievingstudents who have completed the Bachelor of Nursing and/or the Bachelor of Midwifery, or a comparable degree course.

You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your specialist field, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher-level research in nursing for graduates with a nursing degree, or in midwifery for graduates with a midwifery degree.

Nutrition science

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in human nutrition and health for high-achieving students who have completed the Bachelor of Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics, or a comparable degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project on your selected topic, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher level research in human nutrition and health.

Physiotherapy

This course provides research skill development for students who have completed a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. Students who successfully complete this course may continue as a higher degree by research candidate.

Science

Astrophysics

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in science for high-achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degree research in science. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Biological sciences

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in science for high-achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degree research in science. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Chemistry

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in science for high-achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degree research in science. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Earth science

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in science for high achieving-students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degree research in science. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Materials science

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in science for high-achieving students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degree research in science. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Mathematics and statistics

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in science for high-achievingstudents who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degree research in science. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Physics

This is a prestigious program of coursework and research in science for high-achievingstudents who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling. The course offers a pathway to higher degree research in science. In some circumstances, candidature embracing more than one discipline may be approved.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge and technical skills in your chosen discipline area
  2. develop, apply and integrate discipline-specific knowledge in professional contexts in order to analyse challenges and generate effective solutions
  3. communicate ideas and results effectively to diverse audiences and in a variety of formats
  4. demonstrate the ability to work independently and/or collaboratively to undertake a scientific literature review, and to design, develop and implement a research project appropriate to the discipline of specialisation
  5. collect, organise, analyse and interpret discipline specific data meaningfully using an analysis approach (e.g. theoretical, numerical, statistical, mathematical, computational or experimental) that is appropriate to the discipline of specialisation
  6. exercise personal, professional and social responsibility as a global citizen.

Structure

This course consists of a combination of coursework and research in health and science disciplines for students who have completed a relevant undergraduate degree. You will further advance your knowledge in your chosen discipline area. You will also undertake research methodology training and carry out an independent research project in your selected discipline, working closely with a supervisor who will provide you with individual guidance and academic counselling.

Requirements

The course comprises 48 points including a combination of coursework and research. You complete units as outlined for your specialisation.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Biomedical science

  • BMS4100 Biomedical science research project (36 points)
  • BMS4200 Advanced studies in biomedical science (12 points)

Emergency health

  • BEH4100 Honours literature review (12 points)
  • BEH4200 Honours research proposal (12 points)
  • BEH4300 Honours research report (24 points)

Nursing

  • NUR4401 Clinical Honours Thesis 1: Applied research methods and skills (12 points)
  • NUR4402 Clinical Honours Thesis 2: Framing a research proposal (12 points)
  • NUR4403 Clinical Honours Thesis 3: Conducting a research project (12 points)
  • NUR4404 Clinical Honours Thesis 4: Analysing and reporting research (12 points)

Nutrition science

  • NUT4111 Research skills (6 points)
  • NUT4121 Honours research project 1 (18 points)
  • NUT4122 Honours research project 2 (24 points)

Physiotherapy

  • PTY4010 Honours systematic review (12 points)
  • PTY4020 Honours research proposal (12 points)
  • PTY4030 Honours thesis (24 points)

Science

Astrophysics

  • ASP4100 Astrophysics honours research project (24 points)
  • ASP4200 Astrophysics honours coursework (24 points)

Biological sciences

  • BIO4100 Biology research project (36 points)
  • BIO4200 Advanced coursework in biology (12 points)

Chemistry

  • CHM4100 Chemistry research project (36 points)
  • CHM4201 Chemistry honours coursework (12 points)

Earth science

  • EAE4100 Earth, atmosphere and environment honours research project (24 points)
  • EAE4200 Earth, atmosphere and environment honours coursework (24 points)

Materials science

  • MSC4100 Materials science project (24 points)
  • MSC4200 Advanced materials science (24 points)

Maths and statistics

  • MTH4100 Mathematics research studies (24 points)
  • MTH4200 Advanced studies in mathematics (24 points)

Physics

  • PHS4100 Physics thesis project (24 points)
  • PHS4200 Advanced physics (24 points)

Progression to further studies

Students who successfuly complete this course with the required grades may be eligible to progress to a higher degree by research qualification in a related discipline.