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6 months full-time
or part-time equivalent
A 4-year AQF level 7 bachelor degree or an AQF level 8 qualification in a relevant discipline, with a 5.0 GPA and grade of 65% or better in one research methods subject; or equivalent.
Develop and carry out a research project with the support and guidance of research advisors. Learn key research skills including literature reviews, proposed rationale, methods, and ethics applications.
Gain experience in conducting a research project, analysing and communicating your results. You will graduate with the skills necessary for taking on a higher degree by research, with the advantage of learning in a specific tropical health and medicine context.
Consult the Handbook for more information.
JCU Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine] graduates have the skills to succeed in a higher degree by research.
Eligible graduates may apply to MPhil or PhD programs in the field of human or animal Tropical Health and Medicine, and are prepared to pursue a successful research career or apply their research skills to their professional context.
Graduate Certificate of Research Methods [Tropical Health and Medicine]
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
Medicine and Dentistry
Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Completion of at least a 4-year AQF level 7 bachelor degree or an AQF level 8 qualification in a relevant health, health science, medicine, medical science, or veterinary science discipline, with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) in the final year; and a grade of credit (65%) or better in a minimum of one research methods or analysis subject; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Additional selection requirements
Quota restrictions on the number of places available may apply from time to time as determined by the College.
Information published by JCU or otherwise made available to students when applying, may specify additional criteria to be considered in ranking applicants in order of merit if the number of applications exceeds a quota or other limit on the places made available for the course. Information provided by applicants during the application process and any other information obtained by JCU in the application process may be used by JCU to rank applicants in order of merit by reference to those additional criteria.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points as per course structure.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, graduates will be able to:
RM8301:06 Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine
RM8302:06 Research Project in Tropical Health and Medicine
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Applicants who have achieved either a Conceded Pass or Pass in both RD7001 and RD7002 or a Conceded Pass or Pass in both RM7001 and RM7002 may be eligible to apply for credit for this degree, in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
6 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in four (4) years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled six (6) years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, the student has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF RESEARCH METHODS
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students seeking admission to a research higher degree should consult the University’s HDR Degree by Research Requirements.
Students seeking admission to a Masters by Research must have obtained at least a GPA 5.0 (Credit) for the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods.
To be eligible to apply for direct admission to a PhD, students must have obtained at least a GPA 6.0 (Distinction) for the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods, and have successfully completed an appropriate research methods subject at AQF 8 or higher.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Dr Diana Mendez
Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Research Methods Course Coordinator
You’ll build your research capacity and credentials towards pursuing further Master or Doctoral studies. This learning experience will lead you into the exciting world of research and help you contribute to your field of interest, as well as effect change in your industry by answering real-world questions.