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Bachelor of Health Science Honours

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
1BH019
820030
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

VHSCH1

Award
Bachelor of Health Science Honours
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science and The Environment

The Bachelor of Health Science Honours is an additional year of undergraduate study which will provide you with the opportunity to build on your knowledge and gain specialised skills in your area of interest. You will develop skills in research design, sample collection, critical analysis and interpreting data, while understanding the importance of ethical and professional issues pertaining to the field of research.

During the course, you will be required to complete coursework in research methods, writing and/or health, plus complete an independent research project. This will also include writing a thesis which showcases your research achievements.

This course will give you transferable skills in the areas of critical thinking, time management, writing, communication and team work, while contributing to the knowledge of your specified health field. An honours year also provides a pathway to postgraduate studies and commence a rewarding career in research.

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  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

A bachelor of Health science (honours) is an additional year of undergraduate study, providing students with the opportunity to build on their undergraduate knowledge, gain specialised skills in an area of interest and explore the research environment. An honours year provides a pathway to postgraduate studies and commence a rewarding career in research.

To complete a bachelors of Health Science (honours) you will need to complete coursework in research methods, writing and/or health, plus complete an independent research project. Students will write a thesis which will showcase their research achievements. Students wishing to undertake honours part-time will be required to complete the coursework components in their first year.

During your honours year students will develop skills in research design, sample collection, critical analyses and interpreting data, while understanding the importance ethical and professional issues pertaining to the field of research.


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(1 units)
10cp Compulsory Core units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.

 PHM526 Research Design 
 

Research Units
(2 units)
60cp Research units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.

 HSC701 Research Project (30cp)
 HSC702 Research Thesis (30cp)
 

Specialist Elective Units
(1 units)
10cp Specialist Elective unit totalling 10 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

 HEA567 Pharmacology for Health Professionals
 PHM524 Clinical Trials
 PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
 PHM527 Health Research Skills 
 

  80cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Bachelor of Honours AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

 

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective 
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
PHM526 Research Design  CO Specialist Elective  SE
HSC701 Research Project (30cp)  R HSC702 Research Thesis (30cp)  R

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load.
 

Legend: CO = Core Unit R = Research SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    Specialist Elective  SE
    HSC701 Research Project (30cp)  R
Year 2
PHM526 Research Design  CO    
HSC702 Research Thesis (30cp)  R    

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

Domestic students - bachelor honours studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

UAC

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International students

How to apply direct to CDU

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You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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