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MASTER OF HEALTH SCIENCES: HUMAN ANATOMY (M9AT1Q)

Programme Duration

  • Full-time: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 2 years
  • Part-time: Minimum 1 year and Maximum 3 years
  • NQF level 9; 180 Credits
  • Research Thesis 100%

Purpose

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide qualifying students with the ability to perform independent scientific research and contribute to the knowledge of and in Human Anatomy through the specific discipline of research.

Outcomes

At the end of the qualification, the student will be able to:
7. Reflect upon, identify, formulate, prepare and solve research problems related to Human Anatomy.
8. Execute a research project at the appropriate level by applying related research methodologies and in the proper formulation and submission of a Master’s dissertation
9. Acquire learning research competencies and abilities including the critical assessment of scientific literature, the execution of research methodologies including data gathering, its evaluation and reporting and the reasonable and justifiable argument of conclusions and future research recommendations based on the research project undertaken.

Rules of Access and Admission Requirements

An Honours qualification in Human Anatomy (NQF Level 8) or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard as determined by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on:
• Consideration of a draft proposal after discussion with a potential identified supervisor
• Prior academic performance.

Pass Requirements

Students are assessed via submission of a dissertation in line with the Senate Higher Degrees Policy and Postgraduate Administration Processes Policies of the University

Curriculum: A Research Project and Thesis:

Module Name and Module Code
Semester One: Research Project and Dissertation: Health Sciences (Human Anatomy) DAT9XA1
Semester Two: Research Project and Dissertation: Health Sciences (Human Anatomy) DAT9XB1

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences: Human Physiology (P9H15Q)

Programme Duration

  • Full-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 4 years
  • Part-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years
  • NQF level 10, 360 Credits
  • Research Thesis 100%

Purpose

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide the qualifying student with advanced critical, analytical, problem-solving and reflective competencies in order to make an original, novel contribution to the knowledge content of the Human Physiology through independent research.

Outcomes

At the end of the qualification, candidates should:

1. Have a thorough knowledge of the literature and a comprehensive understanding of the scientific techniques applicable to their research.
2. Be able to critically evaluate current research and implement current research techniques.
3. Be able to act autonomously in the creation, implementation and interpretation of research in their field.

Rules of Access and Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is the possession of an MSc in Human Physiology with a programme specific minimum level of competency on NQF Level 9, generating a minimum of 180 credits.

Pass Requirements

1. Students are assessed via submission of a thesis in line with the Senate Higher Degrees Policy and Postgraduate Administration Processes Policies of the University.
2. The doctoral examination will be written and will deal with the content of a submitted thesis, as well as those subdivisions of the field of study on which the thesis is based, if requested.
3. It is expected of the candidate, in collaboration with the supervisor, to have prepared for publication two (2) manuscripts in a ready to submit format, in accordance with UJ policy and procedures.

Curriculum: A Research Project and Thesis

Module Name and Module Code
Semester One: Research Project and Thesis: Health Sciences (Human Physiology) RHP10X1
Semester Two: Research Project and Thesis: Health Sciences (Human Physiology) RHP10X2

Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences: Human Anatomy (P9HS9Q)

Programme Duration

  • Full-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 4 years
  • Part-time: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years
  • NQF level 10, 360 Credits
  • Research Thesis 100%

Purpose

The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide the qualifying student with advanced critical, analytical, problem-solving and reflective competencies in order to make an original, novel contribution to the knowledge content of the Human Anatomy through independent research.

Outcomes

At the end of the qualification, candidates should:

1. Have a thorough knowledge of the literature and a comprehensive understanding of the scientific techniques applicable to their research.
2. Be able to critically evaluate current research and implement current research techniques.
3. Be able to act autonomously in the creation, implementation and interpretation of research in their field.

Rules of Access and Admission Requirements

The minimum admission requirement is the possession of an MSc in Human Anatomy with a programme specific minimum level of competency on NQF Level 9, generating a minimum of 180 credits.

Pass Requirements

1. Students are assessed via submission of a thesis in line with the Senate Higher Degrees Policy and Postgraduate Administration Processes Policies of the University.
2. The doctoral examination will be written and will deal with the content of a submitted thesis, as well as those subdivisions of the field of study on which the thesis is based, if requested.
3. It is expected of the candidate, in collaboration with the supervisor, to have prepared for publication two (2) manuscripts in a ready to submit format, in accordance with UJ policy and procedures.

Curriculum: A Research Project and Thesis

Module Name and  Module Code
Semester One: Research Project and Thesis: Health Sciences (Human Anatomy) RHA10X1
Semester Two: Research Project and Thesis: Health Sciences (Human Anatomy) RHA10X2