Master of Philosophy
The Department of General Practice (DGP) Master of Philosophy is offered to general practitioners and other healthcare professionals working in family medicine who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in areas relevant to primary healthcare research. Additionally there is the opportunity for suitably qualified candidates to progress to a Ph.D.
When candidates have completed their course they will have an understanding of the key issues in the primary healthcare setting that are relevant to their research area. These will include:
- Drivers of primary health care change – political, social and economic
- Organisational structures in primary health care
- E-Health initiatives in primary health care
- Patient perspectives and participation in primary health care
The DGP offers candidates opportunities to improve their skills in medical education and primary care research. Support for GPs returning to study is provided by the FMNHS Early Career Research activities and those run on a weekly basis in the DGP.
Candidature involves the independent investigation of a research problem that has been formulated by the candidate under the direct supervision of a member of our academic staff. Within our department there are several major research options available to students in the primary health care field (see below).
Research areas in primary health care
- Chronic disease
- Preventative care
- Women’s health
- Mental health
- Improving quality care
- E-Health initiatives
Thesis approx. 50,000 words (100% research). Externally examined.
Any time of year, subject to availability of supervision
All applications are now made online via: http://www.monash.edu.au/migr/apply/
Applications can also be made for the Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1/Preliminary) which can be used as a bridging program for the MPhil. This course is also CRICOS coded. Application form can be downloaded from: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/pgrad/research/mastersprelim.html
To enquiry about the Master of Philosophy please contact:
|Professor Danielle Mazza|
Head of Department
Ph: +61 3 9902 4512
Fax: +61 3 9902 4300
Associate Professor Jan Coles
Dr Heather Grusauskas