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3443

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleMSurg
CRICOS code049254G
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Alfred Hospital, Box Hill Hospital, Clayton, Monash Medical Centre)
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Box Hill Hospital, Clayton, Monash Medical Centre)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3443
Contact details

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Research Degrees Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email med-research.degrees@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/pgrad/research/

Course coordinator

Professor Julian Smith

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course may be undertaken at approved off-site locations.

Description

The Master of Surgery is a research degree offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Candidature involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the candidate. It is expected that the research undertaken will make a contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the chosen discipline by applying, clarifying, critiquing or interpreting that knowledge. Candidates are supported by a minimum of two supervisors throughout their candidature.

Outcomes

Successful completion of the program will signify that the candidate has successfully completed a course of postgraduate training in research under academic supervision, and has submitted a thesis that the examiners declare to be a contribution to knowledge and which demonstrates the candidate's capacity to carry out independent research.

Candidates will also be able to:

  • identify and define research questions
  • identify the appropriate research methods to address the research questions
  • demonstrate mastery of their chosen research methodology/methodologies
  • demonstrate theoretical knowledge at master's level in their chosen field of surgery
  • communicate their research findings in a format appropriate to their academic discipline
  • write up their research into a high quality thesis
  • contribute new information or new ways of understanding information in the field of surgical research.

Candidature rules

For all candidature rules and other important information for candidates refer to the Handbook for Research Master's DegreesHandbook for Research Master's Degrees (http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/research-degrees/handbook/masters/).

Structure

This course consists of a research and thesis component.

Areas of research

This course may be undertaken in any of the areas of surgical researchareas of surgical research (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/research/) offered by the faculty.

Areas of study

Requirements

Candidates must, in consultation with and under the direct supervision of a member/s of the academic staff:

(a.) carry out a program of research on an agreed topic approved by the faculty in the candidate's chosen discipline for a specified period, including attending and/or presenting at seminars and other related activities as indicated by the faculty

(b.) submit for assessment a thesis of not more than 50,000 words on the program of research which meets the requirements of the examiners. The thesis should embody the results of the candidate's investigation, which demonstrates independence of thought and the candidate's ability to carry out research in that discipline. Submission of the thesis based on or partially based on conjointly published or unpublished work may be permitted.

Progression to further studies

Students may apply to upgrade to PhD candidature after a defined period (usually 9-12 months candidature full-time or equivalent), provided that satisfactory progress has been made and certain conditions are met.

Award(s)

Master of Surgery