Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||060188G|
|Deakin course code||H400|
If you are keen to extend what you have learnt in your Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion or Bachelor of Health Sciences, our honours year program will take your knowledge to the next level. You will gain excellent research skills, boost your employability and pave the way for research candidature in higher degrees (MSc, MA and PhD).
Study in health sciences is designed to train you in high standards of dynamic health care, policy and systems. Many roles that support the contemporary health sector are multi-disciplinary, so to deliver the health systems of today and the future, you need a broad set of skills. The honours year builds on the foundation of your undergraduate degree and prepares you for further research and study in this area.
During your honours studies you will develop high level skills in information retrieval and the critical analysis of published material. You will learn how to develop conceptual frameworks and methodological procedures for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data and become familiar with significant ethical and professional issues relating to this area of work.
You will also produce a thesis which will showcase your research and written communication skills. Research topics can be undertaken through the following research centres and clusters: Strategic Research Centre for Population Health; Health, Nature and Sustainability Research group; Health Promotion and Public Health; and Occupational Therapy and Disability.
By completing your honours year you will create pathway to higher degrees such as the MSc, MA and PhD. You can also choose to undertake specialist postgraduate studies in clinical exercise physiology, physiotherapy, medicine, dietetics and public health to name a few.
Careers exist in the areas of health promotion, disability and aged care, nutrition, family, social inclusion and environmental health – both at the local community level and on the global stage.
Indicative student workload
You should be able to commit 35 hours a week to your honours degree
For detailed information, particularly with respect to the selection of areas of study and availability of appropriate supervision, students should consult the School of Health and Social Development
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
To complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points, 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.
|HSH401||Developing Research Skills|
|HSH402||Honours Research Project|