What you can expect from us
As a research degree student with the Faculty of Health you can expect a clearly outlined commitment from us. This commitment is also referred to as the "Faculty Statement of Facilities and Support Services for Postgraduate Research Students".
Faculty statement of facilities and support services for postgraduate research students
Information and advice on candidature matters
The Associate Dean (Research) and Director Research Students are Responsible Academic Officers (RAO) of the Faculty and are available to students for advice on matter affecting their candidature, such as supervision, progression and assessment.
The Research Administration Officer provides general advice on administration of candidature and provides information to students on the rules affecting their candidature.
Support of conduct of student research
The Faculty runs compulsory coursework subjects for students enrolled in the Professional Doctorates and the Masters (Research) that support research development. Some of these subjects are also offered to PhD students who wish to undertake them.
Advice on matters such as ethics approval is usually provided by the candidate's supervisor/s and the RAO.
Semester Review of Progress are reviewed both by the RAO and any concerns arising are addressed with the student's supervisor in the first instance. Submission of Review of Progress report is recorded for all students and failure to submit a progress report is noted. An unsatisfactory progress report is discussed with the student's supervisor.
Student's progress in coursework components of their course is monitored by the Subject Examiner and reported to the Research Administration Officer.
Student participation and attendance at Research Student Forums and Faculty Research events is also recorded as part of their progression requirements.
Information and communication
Commencing students are welcomed to the Faculty with an introduction session, which allows students to meet Faculty Research Degree staff, receive important information and have any questions answered.
There is also a current research students section of the Faculty's website which provides students with information on candidature requirements, Faculty events and links to University services and rules.
Participation in University decision-making and advice arenas
Student meetings are usually held at least once a year in which students can raise issues affecting their candidature with administration and management staff.
Library and information services
Students are provided with information on the library and the resources available to them.
The Faculty also organises training given by the library for its research students in programs such as Endnote and in library / literature searching techniques.
The Faculty provides a dedicated area for use by its postgraduate research students at the City Campus (Level 7, Building 10). Most of the Faculty's students work off-campus for the majority of the time.
In the Study Space outlined above the Faculty provides workstations with PC's available for student use.
General office facilities
Students have access to make local phone calls and print in the two areas outlined above. Additional resources may be made available if requested by the student as required for particular research.
Students are provided with a number of events and occasions where discussion of research work is encouraged such as regular student meetings and workshops and events.
Students are required to present their work for discussion at one of the two Research Student Forums held annually. Also during these weeks students are encouraged to attend other student's assessments and workshops.
Research students are also invited to Faculty events such as seminars and presentation of research by visiting academics.
Faculty Research Students are kept informed of all workshops that are available to them from GRS and other areas such as the Information Technology Division.
The Faculty also organises writing workshops for it's research students which are conducted by HELPS staff and library training for Endnote.
Students are provided with the opportunity to meet people in leadership and academic positions in their area through events such as the Research Student Forums.
The Professional Doctorates are specifically designed for students wishing to research a topic in their workplace and to facilitate moving to leadership positions in their profession.