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Faculty Website: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (Radiography)
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Doctor of Philosophy in Health Science in Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
Programme Code: P9HS8Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
The purpose of the PhD (Health Sciences) is to promote the career advancement of students in the area of Health Sciences by enabling students to conduct independent, novel research within a specific discipline or in a multidisciplinary manner in Health Sciences that will contribute to the knowledge and practice in the area of Health Sciences. The defining characteristic of this programme is that the candidate is required to demonstrate high level research capability and to make a significant and original academic contribution at the frontiers of health science. The research output must be of a quality to satisfy peer review and merit publication. It is intended that the student will undertake original research. The student who successfully completes this qualification will be able to apply higher level problem solving skills and critical, reflective thinking at the most advanced academic levels in the Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences (MIRS) domain.
The minimum admission requirement is a master’s degree in MIRS or Radiography qualification or equivalent. Selection is based on approval by the Faculty’s Higher Degrees Committee.
Applications from persons with an equivalent qualification will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University’s and Faculty’s regulations. Selection includes an approval of the student’s research concept by the Department Research Committee which will grant the student permission to register and then develop a research proposal. The selection and allocation of post-graduate students depends on the availability of supervisors.