The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. This course can be taken one year full-time or two years part-time.
An honours program in Health Sciences is offered by the College of Nursing and Health Sciences to students who have
- completed the Bachelor of Health Sciences or an undergraduate degree in a health profession (e.g. an Allied Health discipline, Paramedicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Health Education, Exercise Science, Human Movement, Nutrition, Public Policy, Public Health, Primary Health Care, Epidemiology, Psychology, Disability and Developmental Education) which the Honours Committee deems equivalent
- achieved a GPA of at least 5 in the ordinary degree.
Applicants who have completed another qualification which the Dean (Education) agrees is equivalent, may be accepted for admission to an honours program provided a sufficiently high standard has been achieved in fulfilling the requirements of the bachelors degree or equivalent.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program aims to:
- allow students to extend their undergraduate career by demonstrating their ability to work in a research environment
- prepare successful graduates for higher degree research studies and/or research in the clinical setting
Graduates of the course will:
- be able to identify research problems and formulate answerable research questions
- develop an advanced level of knowledge in an area of specialisation
- be capable of planning and conducting research to answer well-justified research questions
- be able to present their findings to academic and lay communities
- possess skills and knowledge in project design, implementation, and dissemination (e.g., design, funding, ethics, data collection, analysis, and presentation of findings)
Program of study
To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.
Core - Year 1 topics
36 units comprising:
18 units of thesis:
HLTH7010A Health Honours Thesis A (9/18 units) AND
HLTH7010B Health Honours Thesis B (9/18 units)
HLTH7010C Health Honours Thesis C (4.5/18 units) AND
HLTH7010D Health Honours Thesis D (4.5/18 units) AND
HLTH7010E Health Honours Thesis E (4.5/18 units) AND
HLTH7010F Health Honours Thesis F (4.5/18 units)
18 units of coursework:
HLTH7011 Contemporary Issues in Health Research (4.5 units)
HLTH7012 Research Communication and Translation (4.5 units)
HLTH7013 Research Methods 1 (4.5 units) AND
HLTH7014 Research Methods 2 (4.5 units)
The Honours Committee will approve a student's admission and proposed program and appoint a supervisor and two assessors. The committee and the supervisors of students enrolled in the degree shall comprise the Examinations Board.