Courses

Graduate Diploma of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine)

Courses & Study   Courses   Graduate Diploma of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine)

Course overview

Gain the formal research training experience you need to begin an exciting research degree at James Cook University.

Campus
Singapore
Duration
1 year full-time
Study mode
On campus
Intake
Term 1 (January to June) Term 2 (July to December)

Subjects

Study Program

Students are required to complete (24 credit points) as follows.

Course Structure

4-6 subjects in 2 study periods

Core Subjects

  • Research Planning in Tropical Health and Medicine
  • Research Project in Tropical Health and Medicine

Options

Select 6 credit points of any postgraduate Research Methods subjects from List 1

+

Select 6 credit points of postgraduate coursework or research dissertation subjects from a specified range of fields

List 1

  • Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals
  • Planning and Evaluation for Primary Health Care
  • Biomedical Epidemiology
  • Research Proposal Writing
  • Practice Development Project
  • Integrated Literature Review
  • Evaluation and Research
  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Biostatistics for Public Health
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Public Health Practitioners
    Applied Protocol Writing

Eligibility & Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: Completion of at least an Australian Quality Framework (AQF) level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant discipline, with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (Credit average) in the final year; or other qualifications recognised by the University as equivalent.

Course Articulation

Students seeking admission to a research higher degree should consult the University’s HDR Degree by Research Requirements.

Students seeking admission to a Masters by Research must have obtained at least a GPA 5.0 (Credit) for the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.

To be eligible to apply for direct admission to a PhD, students must have obtained at least a GPA 6.0 (Distinction) for the Graduate Diploma of Research Methods.

English Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 (no component lower than 6.0)/TOEFL iBT 90 (with minimum writing score of 21) /Pearson (PTE Academic) 64; or
  • Satisfactory completion of James Cook University Singapore English Language Preparatory Program (ELPP) Level 4.
  • Students who have successfully completed 2 years of full-time study in English medium may satisfy the English Language Requirement.

Advanced Standing

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Research Methods (Tropical Health and Medicine) may be eligible for up to 12 credit points of advanced standing for equivalent subjects.

Tuition Fees

Domestic* International
S$24,824 S$25,680

*Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding those holding a Student Pass)

Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Download the Higher Degrees by Research brochure here.

comments powered by Disqus

Note: International students in Singapore on a Student Pass are not permitted to work. For more information please visit http://www.ica.gov.sg.

James Cook University is EduTrust Certified. The EduTrust certification scheme is administered by the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG). EduTrust requires all students to be covered under a Fee Protection Scheme. In James Cook University, this is provided through an insurance protection scheme. Further, EduTrust also requires that the students must be covered under a medical insurance coverage which has provision for hospitalisation, surgery and treatment costs throughout their course duration. James Cook University will advise in the Standard Student Contract the total amount of insurance payable.

For more details please visit the Committee for Private Education (CPE), a part of SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) website: www.cpe.gov.sg

Disclaimer
Although James Cook University endeavours to ensure the accuracy of this information, there is no guarantee it will remain accurate all year. Applicants are advised to confirm program details with the appropriate school before making an application.