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  • Objectives
    Research in health promotion; education and advancement; public health policy; household ecology encompassing sustainability, decision making and community involvement; social determinants of health with a focus on gender, ethnicity and inequality. Public Health research in nutrition includes measurement and evaluation of food sources; nutritional assessment; exercise and behaviour; sports nutrition; diet and disease with particular interest in cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis.
  • Entry requirements
    Admission to all higher degree by research awards is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor in the area of research.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Applied Science
  • Course description
    Research information

    The Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences provides a range of higher degree by research programs at masters and doctorate level, including professional doctorates.

    The research areas are listed as follows:

    Disability studies
    Equity and access issues, and the nature of disability in the areas of employment, telecommunications and assistive technologies; the law; community living; and evaluation of services.

    Exercise and sport science
    Physical activity and health; muscle and bone metabolism; movement analysis; and sport performance.

    Health
    Health promotion; evaluation and health impact assessment; public health policy; rural health; health and the environment, encompassing sustainability, decision making and community involvement; social work; occupational therapy; social determinants of health in which the focus is on gender, ethnicity and inequality.

     

    Medicine

    Rural and regional general practice; health and wellbeing; chronic disease.

    Nursing
    Major area: chronic illness, and both symptom and risk management associated with a wide range of chronic illnesses. Other areas: acute and critical care; rural health nursing; aged care services; and health services evaluation.

    Nutrition
    Measurement and evaluation of food sources; nutritional assessment; exercise and behaviour; epidemiology and population health; public health policy; sports physiology and nutrition; diet and disease, including a specific interest in cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis.

    Psychology
    Health psychology and quality of life; social and mental health including risk behaviours; human sexuality; child and family therapy; health ageing and aged care services; human factors such as auditory and visual perception; and clinical and forensic psychology. The School of Psychology provides the following specialist professional doctorate programs: Doctor of Psychology (Clinical), Doctor of Psychology (Forensic), Doctor of Psychology (Health).


    Admission requirements - general
    Admission to higher degree by research candidature is normally granted on the basis of a bachelors degree with honours or a masters degree with substantial research component.
    For more information visit The Guide.


    Admission requirements - specific
    Admission to all higher degree by research awards is subject to the availability of an appropriate supervisor in the area of research.


    How to apply
    Applicants must apply via Research Services.

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