Doctor of Medicine (Research)
The Doctor of Medicine (Research) (MD(Res)) is a research degree specifically aimed at those in clinical practice.
It is expected that students will make a substantial contribution to knowledge in their clinical area, normally leading to published work.
When applying for the MD(Res), students choose a research topic in conjunction with their supervisor.
They are expected to register for a minimum of two years (or the part time equivalent). Examination is by thesis, completed after the registration period and includes an oral examination.
Studying for an MD(Res) will provide students with the opportunity to develop:
- their ability to recognise and validate problems
- original, independent and critical thinking and the ability to develop theoretical concepts
- a knowledge of recent advances within their field/and related areas
- an understanding of research methodologies and techniques and their appropriate application with the research field
- the ability to critically analyse and evaluate their research findings and those of others
- an ability to summarise, document, report and reflect on progress