- 2017


Postgraduate research area

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 Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Professor 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.

This program is located at the Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. It is offered by Central Clinical SchoolCentral Clinical School (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cecs/), Eastern Clinical SchoolEastern Clinical School (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/ehcs/), and School of Clinical Sciences at Monash HealthSchool of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/scs/). The 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).

Coursework component

All PhD students must:

  1. complete the following coursework unit prior to confirmation of their enrolment:
  2. 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 enrolment.

Relevant courses

0047 Doctor of Philosophy