Domestic Doctor of Philosophy (Health)

Domestic Doctor of Philosophy (Health)

The Doctor of Philosophy is a program of supervised original research. It culminates in the submission of a thesis that demonstrates the ability for critical analysis and research that makes a significant and original contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the field of study.

JCU study areas include:

  • Biomedical sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Exercise performance
  • Health and medical education
  • Health promotion
  • Human movement
  • Indigenous health and wellbeing
  • Medicine
  • Midwifery
  • Molecular and cell biology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Psychology
  • Public health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech pathology
  • Surgery
  • Veterinary science

This is a four-year full-time program offered either on campus at JCU’s Townsville and Cairns campuses or off campus.

The off-campus option requires some attendance on campus for confirmation and exit seminars, and at least three weeks per year for consultation with the supervisor. This program is also available part time.

Your research topic

Applicants need to discuss their proposed research topic with an appropriate research advisor. To identify an appropriate advisor, use the Find an Advisor service from the Graduate Research School.