Information valid for students commencing in 2014.
Doctor of Public Health (Research)
Doctorate by Research (AQF level 10)
Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences
Requirements for admission can be found at HDR Degree Requirements
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non-English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Applicants must submit a Doctoral Learning Plan developed with the assistance of potential advisors and approved by the Head of School on the advice of the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences Board of Doctoral Studies.
EFTSL to complete (equivalent full-time student load)
Additional course rules
Additional completion requirements
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will have:
Graduates of a Doctoral Degree will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills:
RD7001:03 Planning the Research: Doctoral Candidates
RD7002:03 Situating the Research: Doctoral Candidates
RD7003:03 Professional Development: Doctoral Candidates
PD7006:00 Professional Doctorate Research Thesis (Health)
TM6015:06 Doctoral Conference Presentations
Select 15 credit points of specified TM level 6 subjects
TM6016:06 Doctoral Specialisation 1
TM6017:06 Doctoral Specialisation 2
TM6018:06 Doctoral Project 1
TM6019:06 Doctoral Project 2
TM6020:06 Doctoral Project 3
TM6021:03 Literature Review
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Research Education Sub-Committee (RESC)
Confirmation of candidature
Subsumption of coursework subjects
Maximum credit points of coursework subjects
15 credit points of non-core coursework subjects
Allowed coursework subjects
As approved by the Dean, Graduate Research School
A person admitted to candidature on the basis of previous enrolment in a research Masters degree relevant to the proposed Doctoral program, may be given advanced standing for work towards the Masters degree. In exceptional cases advanced standing may be given to a candidate for relevant research work undertaken at another university.
The amount of advanced standing to be awarded shall be determined by the RESC on the recommendation of the Head of the School.
The University will not normally accept a candidate who has been enrolled at another institution for more than two years (full-time equivalent) or release a candidate who has been enrolled for more than two years (full-time equivalent).
Inclusion of field of research on testamur
The field of research shall not appear on the testamur.
Exit with a lesser award
After examination of the thesis, and subject to the requirements under HDR Degree Requirements, the RESC may approve the degree be not awarded but that the candidate be awarded an appropriate Masters degree.