Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health and Disease (By Research)

Deakin University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 061693E

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

Undertake research into the molecular basis of health and disease under the supervision of an academic staff member in the School of Medicine.

Research spans basic gene discovery and molecular analysis, through functional genomics and pre-clinical development to the testing of new therapeutics, underpinned by powerful and relevant experimental platforms.

Key areas of research strength are: immunity, infectious diseases, developmental biology, molecular physiology, musculoskeletal biology, psychiatric disorders, haematology, cancer, metabolic disease, structural biology and nanomedicine.

PhD research is also available with the School of Medicine in the areas of rural and regional general practice; health and wellbeing, health service evaluation, public health and chronic disease management.

Deakin currently has around 1600 higher degree by research candidates – intelligent people making the most of our excellent facilities, partnerships, strategic research centres and excellent reputation.

Course structure

A Doctor of Philosophy is awarded for a substantial, original contribution to knowledge achieved in three years of full-time study (or six years of part-time study).

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

Clinical epidemiology, public health, medical ethics, medical professionalism, health service management, quality assurance, risk prevention, medical education

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
40,600 Per Year
Read moreDeakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.
Expected May 2023
Expected Jun 2023
Expected Jul 2023
3 years
Full time
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
75 Pigdons Road
Geelong Victoria 3216
Australia
40,600 Per Year
Read moreDeakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.
Expected May 2023
Expected Jun 2023
Expected Jul 2023
3 years
Full time
Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
40,600 Per Year
Read moreDeakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.
Expected May 2023
Expected Jun 2023
Expected Jul 2023
3 years
Full time
Warrnambool Campus
Princes Highway
Warrnambool Victoria 3280
Australia
40,600 Per Year
Read moreThis fee refers to full time and its guide for online students
Expected May 2023
Expected Jun 2023
Expected Jul 2023
3 years
Self study / online (without attendance)
Cloud Campus
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia

Entry criteria

Applicants must have demonstrated evidence of a high standard of research ability. This is normally an Honours year to H2A (70%+) standard, a research master’s degree, or a coursework master degree with a substantial thesis. However, other evidence of research ability may be considered and could include a thesis as part of an international undergraduate degree; relevant refereed publications; research awards; or research experience.

Applicants should hold either a bachelor’s degree with first class honours (H2A) or a masters by research degree in a field of study related to the subject of the proposed research, or other qualifications/research publications approved as equivalent.

IELTS: Overall 7 No band lower than 6.5; TOEFL IBT: 94 Writing 24; TOEFL PBT: 600 Writing 5; CPE: 185 No band less than 176; CAE: 185 No band less than 176; PTE: 65 No less than 58 in each skill; OET: Overall B (equivalent to a IELTS 7 - 7.5 range); DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (70%).

Address

Deakin University
Melbourne Burwood Campus
221 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3125
Australia
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