1 Admission into HBHS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
1a Admission into HBBSC-Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
1 HLTH7013 - Research Methods 1
2 HLTH7011 - Contemporary Issues in Health Research
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of HLTH7005B, HLTH7005D, HLTH7005E, MIDW7000, MIDW7000A, NURS7000, NURS7000A has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Basic research knowledge
Course context
The Honours Thesis topics are taught and assessed as a continuum.
Topic description
HLTH7010A and HLTH7010B together comprise the Health Honours Thesis (18 units total). Students design and carry out an independent empirical investigation under the supervision of academic staff and formally report their findings in a thesis of 10,000-15,000 words in length. They are taught and assessed as a continuum and students must undertake both in the same academic year.
Educational aims
The educational aims of the Health Honours thesis are to:

  • Provide students with experience designing and carrying out health-related research

  • Prepare graduates who will be critical consumers of research, and who will be able to design, conduct, and write up a research project themselves

  • Develop an advanced level of knowledge in the area of specialisation

  • Develop verbal and written skills relevant to research.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critique research and scholarly literature for strengths and weaknesses in their conception, design, analysis, and presentation

  2. Develop and justify a research question(s) or hypotheses based on prior research and/or theory

  3. Design a study to appropriately address a research question(s) (or to test hypotheses)

    <.li>Construct an ethics application for health-related research

  4. Analyse and effectively synthesise research data and communicate research results/findings

  5. Demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge in an area of specialisation

  6. Defend limitations and justify avenues for future research.