Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)

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Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016No fees defined
CRICOS course code075601K
IELTS Requirement

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in all bands (or equivalent). More information is available at

Deakin course code H413
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course is under review in 2015 and may be subject to change

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) is specifically designed to provide students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds with an opportunity to undertake research in a wide range of health and medical science disciplines, including basic biological sciences, population health, clinical practice, medical ethics and medical education. The program aims to assist you to develop your research and investigative skills in one or more of these disciplines.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

The actual course fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load (EFTSL) being undertaken. The study load (EFSTL) value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

This indicative and annual course fees provided are a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email au for more information about 2016 fees.

Career opportunities

The honours (fourth) year builds upon the foundation of knowledge acquired through relevant undergraduate degrees. The aim of the honours year is to provide you with the opportunity to use and expand your knowledge base by pursuing an independent investigative research project in the area of health and medical science, along with relevant course work. This will provide you with skills for a career in medical research, including the necessary entry requirements for a higher degree (masters or PhD) program.

Course rules

The course comprises three units worth a total of 8 credit points of study, including two coursework units in research methods and research issues and an independent research project. Part-time students are required to complete the coursework components in their first year of study.

Course structure

HBS400Research Methods

HMH401Developing Research Skills

HMH402Honours Research Project

Infectious Diseases and Immunisation Policy

All enrolled students who are working in a clinical setting who may be involved with blood sampling or invasive techniques are required to read, understand and comply with the School of Medicine Infectious Diseases and Immunisation Policy.

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For detailed information, particularly with respect to the selection of areas of study and availability of appropriate supervision, students should consult the School of Medicine .

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants must have completed an accredited undergraduate degree in the broad area of health and medical science (of at least three years length) in a discipline related to the area of their research project. Applicants will require a mid-credit (>65%) average for the third year or equivalent of undergraduate study to be eligible for selection*.

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (H311) students who do not meet the above requirement and wish to apply will require a minimum GAMSAT score of 60 and have successfully completed a minimum of 8 credit points of the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery course. Entry into H413 for Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (H311) students will be available at the end of the first, second or third year of the course and will be a competitive process.

*Entry will also be determined by the availability of supervisors and resources. International students must meet IELTS requirements.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact