This program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to undertake advanced study and supervised research work in the specialisation defined by their undergraduate degree program within the context of a multidisciplinary cohort.
The research skills developed within this program will provide an attractive credential for students seeking employment in the public or private sectors. The program will also provide the necessary preparation for entry into a higher degree research program. The multidisciplinary context of the program, involving team-teaching of students and the sharing of coursework and seminar experiences across disciplines will be invaluable to students given the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to researchers and practitioners seeking to understand complex problems in health.
This program is offered on-campus full-time or part-time. Students may commence the program in either February or July. Students entering the program in February will undertake an intensive course in Trimester 1 followed by coursework and dissertation in Trimesters 1 and 2. Students entering the program in Trimester 2 will undertake coursework and a dissertation course in their first trimester and complete the dissertation in their second trimester.
Students who wish to complete the program part-time will be required to consult with the Program Director to determine the appropriate program structure.
To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.
Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.
Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.
Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.
This program consists of 30 credit points of coursework and a 50 credit point research thesis component.
The coursework will provide critical evaluation of research and presentation, develop the student's knowledge and understanding of statistical analyses techniques as applied to scientific research and develop an awareness of research proposal design and background. Students are required to attend compulsory coursework sessions as stipulated in the University teaching timetable and in the course timetables provided by Course Convenors.
Students are required to find a suitable supervisor for their research project prior to submitting their application for admission into the program. Students who are unable to locate a suitable supervisor should discuss their proposed research project with the Program Director.
The final research component of the program will be a dissertation which will involve research on a specific project, a seminar and thesis describing the research in detail.
During enrolment in the dissertation component of the program students will work under supervision and be required to meet regularly with their supervisor. It is recommended that students discuss on-campus attendance requirements of their research project with their supervisor at the start of the dissertation.
Depending on the project, attendance at off-campus locations may also be required. Where the project requires on-campus laboratory work, students are required to undertake their research at an appropriate laboratory on the Gold Coast campus or according to the directions of the student's supervisor, and/or contact the Program Director for more information about available projects.
Students are to discuss required workplace health and safety training with their supervisors prior to the commencement of 6001HLS Dissertation Preparation. Students who fail to undertake the prescribed workplace health and safety training will not gain entry into laboratories.
Graduates of the program will be able to plan and conduct research in biomedical science and related disciplines, and therefore will be well-placed for positions in the private, not for profit, and public sectors. In addition, graduates will be eligible to apply for admission to higher degree research programs, thereby preparing them for high level research careers.
The following organisations recognise graduates of this award:
These fees are only applicable to domestic students who are not Commonwealth supported including:
|Year of study||Fee category/Band||Fee per CP||Tuition fee 80cp|
|2020||Fee Band 32.5||$406.25||$32,500.00|
|2019||Fee Band 31.5||$393.75||$31,500.00|
Eligible undergraduate fee-paying students may defer their tuition fees by taking out a FEE-HELP loan which is part of the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP). Payment of the loan is via the taxation system when income reaches a specified level.