Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Develop your research skills and contribute to new developments in laboratory and clinical sciences.
The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences conducts research in the area of ageing and chronic disease. Experienced researchers will supervise your work in the areas of:
- cognitive and sensory disorders
- diabetes, fatty liver disease and obesity: nutritional factors and drug discovery
- early-life determinants of chronic metabolic disorders
- musculoskeletal function and pain
- respiratory and sleep disorders.
The research methodologies available to students include:
- use of laboratory disease models and evaluations
- biochemical assays, molecular biology techniques and signalling pathway investigations
- discovery of clinical biomarkers and new therapies for chronic disease.
You will undertake clinical or experimental research in one of these fields with an individual supervisor overseeing your development and progress.
Research is undertaken in a strongly multi-disciplinary environment that brings clinical and basic researchers together to undertake novel research at the boundaries between disciplines.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Time spent on research
Full-time candidates are expected to commit at least four days per week (or at least two days per week for part-time candidates) to their research. The academic year is 48 weeks.
Regular contact with your supervisor
A schedule of meetings with your supervisor/s must be established to assess progress against milestones and timely completion.
Resources, facilities and support
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal. You will be part of an active research community and have access to resources and workshops to help you succeed.
School of Graduate Research
The School of Graduate Research works with schools to further support candidates during their postgraduate research degree.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
A master’s degree will provide you with a foundation for further studies into a PhD and employment in senior leadership and management research-based positions in a variety of government, non-government and corporate organisations.
Program and course information
Advance your research career in laboratory and clinical sciences
Emphasis will be on evidence-based healthcare with a focus on the ageing population and chronic diseases.