Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health) (H9B)

Overview  2023

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Duration

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Duration

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Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Research Period 1, Research Period 2
Launceston
Research Period 1, Research Period 2
Cradle Coast
Research Period 1, Research Period 2
Rozelle - Sydney
Research Period 1, Research Period 2
  • 1 • make an original and substantial contribution to knowledge of a subject within or across academic disciplines or areas of professional practice;
  • 2 • demonstrate a systemic and critical understanding of a substantial and complex body of knowledge of a subject within or across academic disciplines or areas of professional practice; and
  • 3 • demonstrate a detailed understanding of applicable techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry.
  • 4 • evaluate the appropriateness and usefulness of various perspectives, methods and processes in research projects;
  • 5 • independently and systematically develop, adapt and implement research methodologies to extend and redefine existing knowledge or professional practice;
  • 6 • demonstrate expert technical and creative skills applicable to the field of work or learning
  • 7 • critically analyse, evaluate and synthesise new and complex ideas
  • 8 • work collaboratively in a team, recognising the need for and value of complementary expertise/skill sets, and work productively with other people
  • 9 • communicate orally and in written form sufficient to publish and present their work, and communicate ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences
  • 10 • undertake research with autonomy, authoritative judgement, adaptability and responsibility as an expert and leading practitioner or scholar.
  • 11 • understand and apply the social and ethical implications of research and appropriate professional behaviour consistent with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and other relevant guidelines.
  • Course structure

    A Doctor of Philosophy is a course of supervised research and professional development conducted over 3-4 years (full-time) or 6-8 years (part-time), culminating in the examination of a thesis or creative equivalent, by at least two external examiners.

    PhD Candidature is structured around a series of milestones:

    1. Draft Research Plan submitted at 3 months equivalent full time enrolment
    2. Confirmation of Candidature by 12 months equivalent full time enrolment
    3. Annual Reviews of Progress at 24 and 36 months equivalent full time enrolment
    4. Thesis or creative equivalent submission for examination no later than 48 months equivalent full time enrolment

    PhD candidates are concurrently enrolled in a Graducate Certificate in Research designed to provide you with a range of training activities and career development opportunities that assist in developing high-level research, communication and management skills. The skills obtained will give you an edge with future employment opportunities.

    The University also offers candidate opportunities to engage in research seminars, present at conferences and participate in skill development workshops.

    The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.

    A Draft Research Plan for the PhD will be submitted at 3 months equivalent full time enrolment
    Confirmation of Candidature will be completed by 12 months equivalent full time enrolment.The purpose of Confirmation of Candidature is to assess:-The students academic preparedness and whether they have developed a clearly defined, coherent and feasible research project and whether they have documented this adequately in your research plan-Whether they have met coursework requirements as specified in the letter of offer (2 units of the graduate certificate)-Whether other specific requirements (e.g. obtaining ethics approval) have been met-The suitability of the supervisory team to support the student to completion-Whether the students oral and written skills are sufficient for undertaking a Higher Degree by Research-The likelihood of the student completing their Higher Degree by Research within the maximum degree period
    ollowing successful Confirmation of Candidature, your progress will be formally reviewed every 12 calendar months through candidature until submission.The purpose of the annual review will be to make an assessment of:-The students academic performance consistent with your research plan-The adequacy of research infrastructure and resources (including the supervisory team relationship) needed to complete your research project within the maximum degree period
    1. Abstract: Approximately eight weeks prior to submitting the thesis/exegesis for examination the student will need to upload their abstract in IGrad, which will initiate a request to the supervisory team and Head of School to nominate examiners2. Thesis Submission: Before the maximum expiry date of candidature, the student will need to submit their thesis in IGrad for examination.3: Examiner Reports: The Dean of Graduate Research will determine whether the thesis should be accepted, rejected or whether revisions are required.
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    Entry requirements

    As per Rule 4 and HDR Admissions and Enrolement Policy. Prior to applying applicant should find a potential supervisor and discuss their proposed topic. Applicants will be considered who have a Bachelor degree with upper second class Honours or higher from a recognised tertiary institution; a research Masters degree with at least two thirds of the degree comprising a thesis; a coursework Masters degree or Graduate Diploma which includes a research project or thesis of 10,000-20,000 words (minimum 25% research component of the entire degree): a qualification at a level from another tertiary institution considered equivalent by the Dean of Graduate Research. Note: International students must meet the University English Language requirement for admission.
    As per Rule 4 and HDR Admissions and Enrolment Policy
    Successful completion of any relevant Honours or Master’s program in a related field will enable consideration of entry to the PhD (Health). Related fields may include (but are not limited to) Nursing, sociology, paramedicine, Arts, Fine Arts, Social Sciences and Health Sciences) During doctoral candidature students are also required to complete X5A: Graduate Certificate in Research consisting of two core units and two electives provided in the course. Completion of two units is required at the time of confirmation and two further must be completed by end of year two

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $38,601 AUD.

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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