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.
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Use your advanced research skills to contribute to new developments in allied and complementary health therapies.
Under expert supervision, you will develop your skills and join researchers already active in traditional and complementary medicine. Emphasis will be on research into evidence-based healthcare and clarifying how these therapies may work.
The School of Health and Biomedical Sciences conducts research in the area of ageing and chronic disease, including:
- metabolic diseases: obesity, type 2 diabetes and fatty liver disease
- respiratory and sleep disorders
- neurodegenerative and musculoskeletal diseases and pain management
- drug discovery from traditional medicine
- physical therapies
- public health and health service research.
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.
In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment, complementary and alternative medicine at RMIT was ranked as world class.
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.
You will be able to pursue an academic career in a university or be employed in senior leadership and management positions in government, scientific and industrial research laboratories.
Program and course information
Evidence based healthcare
Collaborate with leading academics and contribute to developments in allied and complementary health therapies.