- 2019


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

Offered by

Central Clinical School

Eastern Health Clinical School

School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Southern Clinical School


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 Health Clinical SchoolEastern Health 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 complete a total of 12 credit points from the following list of coursework units:

  • TRM6001 Introduction to clinical trials
  • TRM6002 Translational research: Pathways to the clinic
  • MPH6041 Introductory biostatistics
  • LAW5321 Protecting commercial innovation: Patents and trade secrets

In consultation with their supervisor/s and as appropriate to their thesis topic, students must:

  1. Complete either TRM6001 or TRM6002 prior to Confirmation.
  2. Complete a second unit from the list above prior to the Final Review.

    At least one TRM unit must be taken by all students.

Relevant courses

  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy