Doctor of Medical Science

This degree is of a higher standing than the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.The degree of DMedSc is awarded for independent and original research which constitutes a substantial and distinguished contribution to the knowledge and understanding of any branch of learning with which the Faculty is concerned. Assessment of a candidate's case is made on refereed publications including invited reviews (abstracts, book reviews and trivial publications should not be submitted or listed). The papers presented should show clear evidence of advancing medical science significantly as reflected in the quality rather than the number of publications. If a submission for the degree includes work from a number of related fields, at least one area must have been the subject of continued and intense personal effort over a prolonged period. The candidate's work should demonstrate a high degree of innovative thinking in terms of the development and testing of hypotheses and discovery, and should be recognised as such by the scientific community at large.

Course overview

Course title
Doctor of Medical Science
Award abbreviation
DMedSc
Course code
90920
Course type
higher doctorate
Status
current / 2018
Administered by
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Course details

Intake periods
Throughout the year
Attendance type
part-time only
Delivery mode
unknown mode
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Course Coordinator(s)
HMS Research Committee
Fees
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Enquiries and course advice

Course advice
Manager (Student Affairs)
6488 5084
studentaffairs-fmdhs@uwa.edu.au

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

The University Policy on: Higher Doctorates applies to the Doctor of Medical Science.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

The University Policy on: Higher Doctorates applies to the Doctor of Medical Science.