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Research

Master of Philosophy - MDHS (Dental Science)

    • CRICOS Code: 061955K

    Where will this take me?

    Overview

    Intended learning outcomes

    By the end of this course, you should be able to:

    • show a sophisticated understanding of the principles and processes of research design.
    • demonstrate the ability to identify research issues and formulate research questions.
    • design and conduct research at a postgraduate level.
    • develop significant problem-solving abilities in the conduct of research.
    • demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge of social health.
    • develop a respect and understanding for the ethics of scholarship.

    Graduate attributes

    Masters degrees at the University of Melbourne seek to develop graduates who have a capacity for defining and managing a research project characterised by originality and independence. Their training equips them for more sustained and original work at the doctoral level or for applied research positions in a wide variety of contexts.

    The University expects its research masters graduates to have the following attributes:

    • an ability to initiate research projects and to formulate viable research questions.
    • a demonstrated capacity to design, conduct and report independent and original research on a closely-defined project.
    • an ability to manage time to maximise the quality of research.
    • an understanding of the major contours of international research in the research area.
    • a capacity for critical evaluation of relevant scholarly literature.
    • well-developed and flexible problem-solving abilities appropriate to the discipline.
    • the ability to analyse research data within a changing disciplinary environment.
    • the capacity to communicate effectively the results of research and scholarship by oral and written communication.
    • an understanding of and facility with scholarly conventions in the discipline area.
    • a profound respect for truth and intellectual integrity, and for the ethics of research and scholarship.
    • a capacity to cooperate with other researchers.
    • an ability to manage information effectively, including the application of computer systems and software where appropriate to your field of study.