About this course
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne (Parkville Campus)
Victoria 3010, Australia
Future students: http://mdhs-study.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/master-of-philosophy
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Intended learning outcomes
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- show a sophisticated understanding of the principles and processes of research design.
- demonstrate the ability to identify research issues and formulate research questions.
- design and conduct research at a postgraduate level.
- develop significant problem-solving abilities in the conduct of research.
- demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge of social health.
- develop a respect and understanding for the ethics of scholarship.
Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wide variety of contexts.
The University expects its research masters graduates to have the following attributes:
- an ability to initiate research projects and to formulate viable research questions.
- a demonstrated capacity to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project.
- an ability to manage time to maximise the quality of research.
- an understanding of the major contours of international research in the research area.
- a capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature.
- well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline.
- the ability to analyse research data within a changing disciplinary environment.
- the capacity to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication.
- an understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area.
- a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of research and scholarship.
- a capacity to cooperate with other researchers.
- an ability to manage information effectively, including the application of computer systems and software where appropriate to the student's field of study.
Last updated: 30 January 2024