UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Higher Degree by Research Preliminary (Health and Medical Sciences)
This course is not an award course. It provides students with an opportunity to meet the adequate research preparation admission requirements for Higher Degrees by Research if their research output is assessed as at least 70% for PhD or 65% for MPhil or Masters by Research degrees. Graduates are not guaranteed admission to an HDR degree, and must meet all the usual admission requirements.
This one year course comprises between 24 and 48 points of research preparation in health and medical sciences, which represents the equivalent of one semester or one year of full-time study respectively. When the research preparation is less than 48 points, up to 24 points of relevant coursework completes the course.
In the research preparation component students undertake an original research project under supervision. In consultation with their project supervisor students define a project and develop research questions or hypotheses, set objectives and aims, plan and execute the research, interpret the results and present those results in oral and written forms. The final output of the research project will be a research dissertation similar in content and context to a peer reviewed research article in an academic journal, or other academic writing, in the discipline of the research.
In all cases, and prior to application, students must have written agreement by two supervisors and written approval by their relevant Head/s of School/s or Head/s of Division, as defined in the rules.
- Course title
- Higher Degree by Research Preliminary (Health and Medical Sciences)
- Course code
- Course type
- higher degree preliminary
- current / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Standard course duration
- 1 year
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Julie Saunders
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
(f) written agreement by a suitable academic on the UWA Supervisor Register as Coordinating Supervisor to supervise the project, and written approval from their Head of School or Head of Division, and
(g) if (e) and (f) are the same person, written agreement by a suitable academic on the UWA Supervisor Register to co-supervise the project, and written agreement by their Head of School, Head of Division.
Admission ranking and selection
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
7.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(3) For the dissertation component of the higher degree by research preliminary course the relevant board determines whether satisfactory progress has been made, having regard to the report of the student's Coordinating supervisor.
8. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 7.
10. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 7.
Progression to HDR
(b)Coordinating Supervisor who is primarily responsible for the academic management of the student's program of candidature and ensuring that all administrative and reporting requirements of the supervision are met,
and if (a) and (b) are the same person - Principal and Coordinating Supervisor —
14. Coursework units should be chosen according to the sequence rules. Relevant units at levels 1 to 3 may be included, chosen in consultation with the Course Coordinator and the supervisors, if relevant postgraduate units are unavailable.