Master of Health (Research Studies)/PhD
- Approved Abbreviation: MHlth(ResSt)/PhD
- Western Sydney University Program Code: 4681
- AQF Level: 9
CRICOS Code: 071122B
This program applies to students who commenced in 2010 or later.
The Master of Health (Research Studies)/PhD program is designed for professionals working in a variety of settings including health care services, hospitals, the aged care sector and community organisations, enabling them to effectively assess and respond to emerging health planning and management issues. It allows students to undertake coursework study in areas of discipline specific interest as well as providing appropriate research skills training.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) component provides training and education with the objective of producing graduates with the capacity to conduct research independently at a high level of originality and quality. A PhD candidate should uncover new knowledge either by the discovery of new facts, the formulation of theories or the innovative re-interpretation of known data and established ideas.
Four and a half years full-time (one and a half years for the Master of Health (Research Studies) plus three years for the PhD).
Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.
|Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road||Full Time||Internal||See above|
This program is only available to International students. Please contact the Program Advisor for further information.
The Master of Health (Research Studies)/PhD degree will include a 120 credit point Master degree that has a research training component of one third (40 credit points) with a coursework component of discipline based content of two thirds (80 credit points).
The PhD component of the program will be completed according to the current Doctor of Philosophy policy.
The program will comprise the following
- Core Subjects - 30 credit points
- Research Training - 40 credit points
- Alternate Health subjects - 40 credit points
- One Elective subject - 10 credit points
Students must successfully complete the following
|PUBH 7012||Health Economics and Comparative Health Systems||10|
|PUBH 7017||Leadership and the Development of Organisational Capacity||10|
|PUBH 7022||Public Health, Policy and Society||10|
|Research Training Component|
|AGEN 7005||Research Protocol Design and Practice||10|
|HLTH 7014||Professional Topic||10|
|NATS 7044||Science and Health Research Project PG||20|
|Alternate Health Subjects|
|Select 40 credit points of the following:||40|
|A Global Perspective on Social Determinants of Health|
|Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods|
|Evidence Based Health Care|
|Health Advancement and Health Promotion|
|Health and Socio-political Issues in Aged Care|
|Health Workforce Planning|
|Occupational Health Management|
|Safety and Risk Management|
|Surveillance and Disaster Planning|
|Select one elective subject||10|
|Total Credit Points||120|
Note: Enrolment in subjects other than those listed above for the Master of Health (Research Studies) portion may be possible with Director of Academic Program permission.
In order for students to progress into the PhD research program, they must have an average grade of 75 percent or greater across all subjects and have obtained a subject grade of greater than 74 percent for NATS 7044 Science and Health Research Project PG. The required research HRD documentation will be assessed by the Health and Science Research and Higher Degree Committee.
As part of this evaluation, successful candidature will be dependent on the availability of appropriate topics and available supervision. In order to facilitate this transition, students will be given ongoing academic advice regarding potential doctoral projects during the program of their Master’s study.
The equivalent subject listed below counts toward completion of this program for students who passed this subject in 2018 or earlier.
AGEN 7003 - Evidence Based Health Care, replaced by AGEN 7005 Research Protocol Design and Practice