Research in exercise science/sport and physical activity and nutrition, include epidemiological, behavioural and social science analyses of activity in whole populations and special groups such as older adults; studies of muscle and bone metabolism and physiology of muscle, particularly as these relate to sporting performance and other forms of physical performance and endurance, and to precursors of chronic disease; and movement analysis and sport performance relating particularly to motor skill acquisition, perception and action, movement economy, and gait and falls in older adults. Research in the discipline of nutrition also includes measurement and evaluation of food sources, sports nutrition, and diet and disease with a particular interest in cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and osteoporosis.
Off campus studies
International students can only undertake off-campus study while living overseas. Due to visa regulations, off-campus units are not available to international students studying in Australia, unless it is in addition to their full-time on-campus study mode.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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:
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 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.
Rural and regional general practice; health and wellbeing; chronic disease.
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.
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.
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
The minimum qualification for admission as a candidate for a degree of master by research is a degree of bachelor with honours, from a recognised tertiary institution, in a field relevant to the program which the applicant proposes to undertake and for which the University can provide the required supervisory expertise.
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