Monash University

Research - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; 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.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
CoordinatorProfessor Stephen Jane



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.

Program requirements

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

  • research integrity
  • student induction, including occupational health and safety (where required).

Coursework component

All PhD students must:

(a.) complete the following coursework unit prior to confirmation of their candidature:

(b.) choose, in consultation with their supervisor/s, from the following units as appropriate to their thesis topic:

  • APR6001 Bioethics theory and practice
  • MPH6041 Introductory biostatistics
  • TRM6001 Introduction to clinical trials

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

Relevant courses

0047 Doctor of Philosophy