Torrens University Australia (TUA) in collaboration with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute offer a jointly a badged Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program in translational clinical research. The Baker Institute brings international status as a high quality research centre with specialisation in cardiovascular disease and diabetes and the opportunity for Torrens University HDR students to work intensively with experienced medical researchers. This new HDR program is primarily, targeted at biomedical and medical researchers including clinicians and health professionals in both Australia and overseas. A unique aspect of the HDR programs is an online course component in the first six months specifically designed to strengthen capacity in clinical research, ethics, design and conduct. In addition, students have an option of a one year clinical or industry placement to complement their research
The pursuit of knowledge is a central driver for Torrens University Australia. We aim to develop distinctive research and research training with enduring global and national significance.
Why Study With Us?
EASE INTO RESEARCH
Undertake a course of research under the supervision of experienced and highly-skilled mentors and bring new thinking to light.
CONNECT TO THE WORLD
Torrens University Australia is an Australian university with a national presence, embedded within Laureate Education Network’s Asia, Africa and Middle East (AMEA) region. Our research derives meaning from the social, economic, cultural and environmental context of our unique geographical place in the world, while being connected to a global network of researchers.
WORK AT ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST LEADING MEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTES
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, Australian-based research institute, recognised internationally for its contributions to medical science since 1926. The research work of Baker extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Institute is one of the few medical research institutes in the world, and the only one in Australia, with the scale, vision and expertise that is dedicated to tackling the deadly trio of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. The Institute’s research extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies, with multidisciplinary teams comprising medical specialists, scientists and public health experts all focussed on translating laboratory findings into new approaches to prevention, treatment and care.The Institute is strategically located in one of the country’s premier medical research precincts, the Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct in Melbourne, adjacent to one of Australia’s busiest hospitals, The Alfred Hospital. With more than 300 scientists, clinicians, research nurses and students, the Baker Institute provides a collaborative, stimulating and supportive environment for students to develop their skills and the confidence to launch their career. For more details, visit the including research, highlights please see the Baker Institute’s Heart and Diabetes website here. Address: 75 Commercial Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004.
Doctor of Philosophy (Public Health): 087898M
Master of Philosophy (Health): 088892J
Key Study Outcomes:
- Develop skills to design and conduct research projects
- Present and defend research findings
- Develop high-level communication skills
- Further develop research and critical analysis skills
- Deepen ones knowledge of a professional discipline