No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2016

SCI702 Doctoral Research (Science) F/T (192)


This is a research subject available only to students enrolled in an appropriate Higher Degree by Research within the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences. Students enrolled in this subject will work directly with their supervisory team to undertake an appropriate research project, culminating in completion of a thesis/dissertation to be submitted for examination.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
3 years minimum (6 sessions) / 4 years maximum (8 sessions)SY/USSchool of Dentistry and Health Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

This subject is available only to students enrolled in an appropriate Doctor of Philosophy degree in the School of Dentistry and Health Sciences with Research Advisory Committee approval.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate an expert level of theoretical knowledge and be able to critically reflect on that knowledge and its applications
  • Be able to systematically and critically evaluate relevant literature, philosophical approaches, and data collection and analysis techniques in the broad research field
  • Be able to develop a research hypothesis or question that is soundly embedded in the context of the current body of knowledge in the field
  • Be able to develop an appropriate conceptual framework and research design that forms the basis for the conduct of the research project
  • Be able to independently plan and undertake an approved research project, including data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation, which leads to a highly substantial and original contribution of new knowledge to the research field in the form of a research thesis
  • Be able to demonstrate research, analytical, critical, reflection and communication skills through research outcomes such as seminar presentations and publication and/or thesis and/or portfolio submissions


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Undertake a research project in an appropriate field of research, under the guidance of the supervisory team.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.