Postgraduate Research Facilities
Resources available for Postgraduate Research Students in The Melbourne Dental School
The University of Melbourne has established guidelines on PhD candidature for departments, supervisors and candidates, and seeks to continually improve supervision and academic support. See http://www.research.unimelb.edu.au/postgraduate/infrastructure.html
This document details the facilities and resources available for postgraduate research students within this department.
Currently the School has 24 PhD students and 4 Masters by Research students.
The Director of Graduate Studies is:
Prof Ivan Darby
+61 3 93411471
The Director of Research is:
Prof John Clement
+61 3 9341 1485
The Postgraduate Programs Officer is:
Ms Kim Hanson
+61 3 9341 1507
The Melbourne Dental School is located over two sites and research higher degree students are located at these sites: at 720 Swanston Street in the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne building and at 30 Flemington Road, Parkville in the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute.
The School conducts induction sessions for students and information about research programs is available from the university postgraduate website.
All higher degree research students have much the same status in the School as staff. The School’s Procedure Manual is provided to students on induction and students have 24 hour, 7 day a week access to the buildings and over both sites there are communal work areas and up to 44 single desks per student with lockable storage cupboards and bookshelves. Students have ready access to laboratories at both sites.
Each student has a computer and the Microsoft Office suite of software is standard. Additional software for students which is required on the PCs or on their own laptops will be provided in consultation with the student’s supervisor.
Students have access to photocopying which is free to a limit of 5000 copies; unlimited printing access; access to free local telephone calls and dial-in internet access which is free but is monitored for usage and may attract a charge if usage is considered excessive. Interlibrary loans are available at cost.
Students also have access to significant assistance such as scholarships, other funding and research opportunities through the CRC for Oral Health Science which is located within the School: http://www.crcoralhealthscience.org.au/
Students may apply for small research grants to assist with some of the costs of their research projects. They may also apply for the Student Travel Award to support the presentation of their research at one international and one local conference.
The School employs a part-time Communication and Learning Skills lecturer who is available to provide remedial language and learning assistance. The School also has a full-time Clinical Photographer and a number of full-time Laboratory Technical staff available to assist students.
The School’s facilities at both sites are brand new with state-of-the art laboratories. The School has an enviable research reputation ranking alongside Harvard and Toronto in research publications and citatations. Further information about research areas and facilities is available from the following websites: