Doctor of Medicine (Professional Doctorate)
If you're a practitioner in medicine, this degree provides you with an opportunity to extend your professional practice through an integrated program of theory, practice and research. The degree offers an integrated program of research with supporting coursework in the first year. Through a combination of core and elective subjects, you will gain knowledge and skills in designing and conducting research, literature review techniques, critical analysis and writing for publication, as well as opportunities to apply these skills in clinically-based professional projects. You will pursue an independent and sustained investigation into a research problem of your own design that will culminate in the submission of a thesis for examination of 60,000 words.
The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 10.
Honours degree of H2A standard or equivalent, or research Master's, or Master's by coursework with substantial thesis component or equivalent, and at least three years relevant professional or practical experience.
In some circumstances a candidate who can supply sufficient evidence of research capacity may be admitted through a special entry category. Prospective students should contact the School to discuss candidature prior to applying.
Effective professional development for graduate researchers and early career researchers.
We pair a highly motivated PhD student with an industry leader with similar interests.
We offer internships to Master by Research and PhD students in various disciplines.
A selection of La Trobe researchers talk about the exciting work that they're doing.
Fees and costs
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