Postgraduate Courses offered by the Discipline of General Practice
The Discipline of General Practice offers a variety of postgraduate courses and can provide support in a number of research and content areas (see Academic Staff – Research Interests). For further information click on the links below:
Ph.D. by publication or on the basis of existing publications
Master of Clinical Science
Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (General Practice Nursing)
Honours in Primary Health Care
Postgraduate Research Scholarships
The Ph.D. is a research degree for which a thesis is presented embodying the results of original research. Examiners will expect a thesis to be well written and to reveal an independence of thought and approach, a deep knowledge of the research topic and to have made a significant original contribution to knowledge.
- A Bachelor degree of Honours Class IIA or higher or
- A Master degree or
- An equivalent qualification accepted by the University
A portfolio of scholarly articles published during candidature, which have been subject to peer review, may be submitted in lieu of the standard Ph.D. thesis format. The thesis shall also contain a contextual statement including a literature review, linkages between publications and a conclusion showing the overall significance of the work (please contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre for further information). A person may also be accepted as a candidate for a Ph.D. on the basis of the existing publications, provided that the criteria specified in Rule 6 of the Specific Academic Program Rules for the Ph.D. are satisfied (see the Calendar Volume II, Handbook of Academic Programs, Part II Postgraduate Programs).
(This information is derived from The Code of Practice for Maintaining and Monitoring Academic Quality and Standards in Higher Degrees, University of Adelaide, August 2002 http://www.adelaide.edu.au/health/research/higher/code.html )
The Master of Clinical Science consists of a program of research for a period of not less than one year and not more than two years in the case of a full-time candidate, or four years in the case of a part-time candidate.
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery or
- Bachelor of Nursing or
- Honours Degree or a Degree from another institution accepted by the Faculty as equivalent to an Honours degree or
- Have qualified for a Bachelor degree of the University of Adelaide in an appropriate field of study, or a degree of another institution accepted by the Faculty as equivalent, plus have undertaken at least two years approved professional work experience.
The Discipline of General Practice is also involved in teaching within the Graduate Diploma in Nursing Science (General Practice Nursing). This course is coordinated by the Discipline of Clinical Nursing at the University of Adelaide, and further information can be obtained by visiting this link.
The Honours in Primary Health Care is available to individuals who are interested in working in applied health settings in primary care or public health, and those interested in a career in health research. The program involves course work and production of a research thesis, and entails one year of study for a full-time candidate and two years part-time. The Honours program is relevant to students from a range of different undergraduate backgrounds, including medicine, nursing, psychology, health science and social science.
- A Bachelor degree in medicine, nursing, psychology, health science or social science
For further information please contact:
Dr Gillian Laven
Level 11, 178 North Terrace
P: 8313 3460
F: 8313 3511