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Doctor or Master of Philosophy (Translational Clinical Medicine)

Cricos Code: 087898M & 088892J

What is a Translational Clinical Research?

Torrens University Australia in collaboration with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute offer a jointly badged Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) Higher Degree by Research (HDR) program in translational clinical. The Baker Institute brings international status as a high-quality centre with specialisation in cardiovascular disease and diabetes and the opportunity for Torrens University HDR students to work intensively with experienced medical researchers.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

International students must not enrol into any more than a third or 33% of online subjects over their course and must study at least one subject that is face to face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 04 Nov 2019

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Workload

10 hours per subject, per week. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

PhD: Full-time 3 years; MPhil: Full-time 2 years;

PhD: Part-time 6 years; MPhil: Part-time: 4 years

Why Study at Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
INDUSTRY FOCUSED
The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an Australian-based research institute known for its contributions to medical science since 1926. It's the only medical research institute in Australia with the scale, vision and expertise that is dedicated to tackling the deadly trio of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity.
PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.

"I received amazing support, supervision and a wide range of opportunities to conduct rigorous doctoral research. "

- Louise Townsin, Graduate of Doctor of Philosophy
Having just completed my PhD, I am thrilled to have taken up an exciting opportunity in research management at the University.
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Course Overview

This innovative program is ideal for clinicians and health professionals and has been designed to form a solid foundation of coursework before research activity begins. The coursework will prepare you in research methods, research ethics, biostatistics, and other core competencies. It will also provide research and clinical placements relevant to your area of interest. For more details, please visit the Baker Institute’s Heart and Diabetes website. This 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, ethics, design and conduct. In addition, students have an option of a one year clinical or industry placement to complement their research
Learning 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

What you'll study

The PhD and M.Phil. Programs have the same features except M.Phil. students omit the second year of research and the placement option (i.e. semesters 4 & 5). Download the course guide for more information.

How you'll study

Fees & Scholarships

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

Eligible students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Applicants may be considered for entry to the PhD if they have:
  • A relevant Masters level degree by research or
  • A relevant Bachelor level degree with first or second-class honours.
  • International students must have Academic IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) or equivalent (PhD)
Applicants may be considered for entry to the M.Phil. if they have:
  • A relevant Masters level degree by coursework which incorporates satisfactory research preparation, with a distinction average GPA
  • International students must have Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5) or equivalent (M.Phil.)
Please read our International Student information or contact us with any questions about studying at Torrens or living in Australia. Applicants may be considered for entry to the PhD if they have:
  • Academic IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) or equivalent
Applicants may be considered for entry to the M.Phil. if they have:
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5) or equivalent
Applicants may be considered for entry to the PhD if they have:
  • A relevant Masters level degree by research or
  • A relevant Bachelor level degree with first or second-class honours.
  • International students must have Academic IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) or equivalent (PhD)
Applicants may be considered for entry to the M.Phil. if they have:
  • A relevant Masters level degree by coursework which incorporates satisfactory research preparation, with a distinction average GPA
  • International students must have Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5) or equivalent (M.Phil.)
Please read our International Student information or contact us with any questions about studying at Torrens or living in Australia. Applicants may be considered for entry to the PhD if they have:
  • Academic IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) or equivalent
Applicants may be considered for entry to the M.Phil. if they have:
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5) or equivalent

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