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.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
||Compulsory Core units totalling 10 credit points as detailed below.
PHM526 Research Design
||Research units totalling 60 credit points as detailed below.
HSC701 Research Project (30cp)
HSC702 Research Thesis (30cp)
|Specialist Elective Units
||Specialist Elective unit totalling 10 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.
HEA567 Pharmacology for Health Professionals
PHM519 Clinical Trials and Other Intervention Studies (replaces PHM524 from 2021)
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)
||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.