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:
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.
The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:
At RMIT a grade of distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a high distinction is 80% or higher.
If you are a current master by research candidate, you are able to apply for a transfer to a doctor of philosophy program through the process prescribed in the RMIT Higher Degree by Research policy and processes.
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.