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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 5.09k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 15.4k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 431pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    Modern Anatomy is about placing function in a structural context and providing adequate spatial and temporal resolution of cellular events.
    Postgraduate students will be expected to complete a research project within one of our areas of interest using the extensive range of technologies available in the discipline of Anatomy. 
    Additionally, it is envisaged that postgraduate students will participate in scientific cross-over with intra-institutional and external laboratories. It is also expected that the PhD students would contribute to teaching activities of the discipline.

    Areas of interest

    • Reproductive Biology
    • Neurobiology
    • Matrix Biology
    • Chromosome Biology
    • Cardiovascular Biology  
    • Tissue Engineering
    • Development
    • Glycobiology 
    • Medical Imaging

    Specialised areas of interest

    • Integrative reproduction: structure/function of human endometrium, environmental endocrine disruption, fetomaternal interface
    • In vivo and in vitro study of human diseases
    • Normal and pathological development
    • Role of the extracellular matrix, of matrix receptors and signalling in vivo
    • Phenotypic analysis of models
    • In vitro model systems—cell micropatterning and microfluidics
    • Biomaterials tissue interactions
    • Neuroscience: spinal cord development and injury
    • Cellular responses to DNA damage
    • Specific contribution to national biophotonics and imaging platform
    • Education, molecular and cellular imaging, imaging technology cores
    • Neuroimaging:  Understanding the biological basis of mood and anxiety disorders and psychosis

    Program requirements

    Requirements

    • You'll need to submit a research proposal along with your application.  This application will take two steps:
    1. A potential supervisor must review and approve
    2. Submit your applicaton through the online PAC system.
    • PhD candidates should normally have a high honours standard in a relevant academic discipline at primary degree level or equivalent together with the support of an academic staff member who is approved by the College to supervise the research in terms of its nature and scope.
    • All applicants, whose first language is not English, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language. IELTS 6.5. TOEFL 92. 
    • A personal statement
    • Transcripts
    • CV
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