Graduate Diploma of Health Research

Program code

4161

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year full-time

Credit points

80

Indicative fee

$19,000.00* per year (more)
* 2018 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree (5.0 GPA) or higher
  • Related Masters degree or higher

    (more)

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2018 (more)

Applications close

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Why choose this program?

This degree provides an alternative route for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) if you do not meet the entry requirements for direct admission.

When you complete this degree, you will be granted admission to an MPhil or PhD, providing you have fulfilled the entry requirements detailed in the Higher Degree Research policy and have completed the confirmation procedure. Your final grade will determine whether you are eligible for the PhD or MPhil.

You will undertake advanced study and supervised research work in the health discipline, defined by your undergraduate degree. In the coursework component, you will critically evaluate research and develop your knowledge and understanding of statistical analysis techniques as applied to health research. You will also develop an awareness of research proposal design and background. The multidisciplinary context of this degree will be invaluable to you if you are seeking to understand complex problems in health.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
4161 Graduate Diploma of Health Research (this program) Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
3276 Graduate Certificate in Health Research Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan, Online, South Bank Exit point only

Attendance information

The Graduate Diploma of Health Research is offered on campus full-time or part-time. The program is also available in online mode for students who meet specific criteria as outlined below. Students who wish to complete the program part-time will be required to consult with the School Advisor to determine the appropriate program structure.

Students enrolling in the Graduate Diploma of Health Research are required to complete 40 credit points of coursework and a 40 credit point dissertation (research thesis).

On-campus coursework is mainly offered at the Gold Coast campus, with some courses offered at Nathan or Southbank campus - most (but not all) courses are also available in online (off-campus) mode. The dissertation component may require you to attend the Gold Coast, Logan, Nathan or South Bank campuses and/or off campus locations, dependent on your project and/or supervisor location.

Coursework: 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.

Dissertation: 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 their School Advisor.

During enrolment in the dissertation component of this program, it is expected that students will be able to work independently for most of the time. The requirement for on-campus attendance is relatively flexible. However, students will be required to meet regularly with their supervisor and it is recommended that students discuss the on-campus attendance requirements with their supervisor prior to the start of the dissertation.

Where a project requires on-campus laboratory work, students are required to undertake their research at an appropriate laboratory according to the directions of the student's supervisor, School Adviser and/or Program Director. Students are to discuss required workplace health and safety training with their supervisors prior to the commencement of laboratory work. Students who fail to undertake the prescribed workplace health and safety training will not gain entry into laboratories.

Online offering: As completion of a dissertation in distance mode may not be appropriate in some cases, applicants who wish to complete the program online will need to obtain the written approval of the relevant Health Group School, and the proposed supervisor, and submit this documentation with your application. See `How to apply' section for details. Students studying online will be able to access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. Access to a reliable computer with internet connection and capability for virtual videoconferencing (such as Skype or similar programs) is essential.

My career opportunities

You will be able to plan and conduct research in health-related disciplines. You will also be prepared for professional employment in private, not-for-profit and public sector research positions. As a graduate, you will be eligible to apply for admission to higher degree research studies, which can lead to a high level research career.

Pathways to further study

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher with a grade of 5 in the dissertation component) are eligible to be admitted into the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Students who have successfully completed the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (and have achieved a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher with a grade of 6 in the dissertation component) are eligible to be admitted into the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program subject to fulfilment of requirements for candidature as specified in the Higher Degree Research Policy and successful completion of the confirmation procedure.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time semesters/trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the semester/trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Diploma of Health Research (4161)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2018 Fee Band 19.0 $237.50 $19,000.00
2017 FPPG Band 16A $237.50 $19,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the semester in which they are enrolled.

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