The School has an excellent national and international reputation in research receiving a top ERA Research Excellence ranking of 5 in 2015 which is 'well above world standard' and is a reflection of the high calibre of its senior researchers and research leadership. The Schools remarkable overall research performance is a result of high quality research achievements, including research outputs, research income and esteem measures. The School's key research strengths lie within the areas of vascular access devices, acute and critical care; clinical effectiveness, ageing and older people; maternity, family and newborn health; knowledge translation; and, patient safety. The School provides an excellent research culture that supports Higher Degree Research (HDR) students developing and progressing relevant and innovative research.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program can be taken on either a full or part-time basis. The PhD is awarded on the basis of a thesis prepared under supervision that makes an original, significant and extensive contribution to knowledge and understanding in the relevant field of study, as judged by independent experts applying accepted contemporary international standards. Candidates are expected to publish academic material during their research degree, and may include some of these materials published during their candidature in the body of their thesis.
MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPHIL)
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program can be taken on either a full or part-time basis. The degree of Master of Philosophy is awarded on the basis of a thesis prepared under supervision that presents the results of original research in a scholarly form, demonstrating the candidate's knowledge of the research topic and the disciplines it embraces, as judged by independent experts applying accepted contemporary international standards.