Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)

Course summary for local students

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

1 year full time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016$10,060 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016Not applicable
LevelUndergraduate
Faculty contacts

Health - Student and Academic Services
Tel 03 9251 7777
health-enquire@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code H413

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Undertake an additional year of study across a wide range of health and medical science disciplines by enrolling in Deakin’s Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) degree. This honours year allows students with an undergraduate background in the broad area of health and medical science to develop their knowledge and investigative skills in the in the areas of health and medicine.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to pursue an independent investigative research project, along with relevant course work and studies in research methodology and skills. Upon successful completion of the honours year, you will be ready for a career in medical research, or further study in a masters or PhD program.

Graduates who complete an honours year are highly sought after in roles across both private and government industries. Students who complete this course also have a competitive advantage over applicants who have not undertaken this year of additional study.

Fees and charges

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.

Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

Fee information for all domestic students
The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or the full fee paying annual indicative course fee shown in the table above is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

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

This information is provided as 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 fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email enquire@deakin.edu.au for more information about 2016 fees.

Study Load and unit fee

Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. You can find the unit fee, credit point and EFTSL value for each unit by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search.

Fee payment assistance

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

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

To complete the Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (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.

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

HBS400Research Methods

HMH401Developing Research Skills

Trimester 2

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.

* Department of Human Services Policy on Working with Children Check and Police Records
Checks can be found at:http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/facs/bdb/fmu/service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/4.6-safety-screening-disability-worker-exclusion-scheme-referee-checks-police-record-check-and-working-with-children-check

Honours

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.

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

Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.

Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Workload

You should be able to commit 35 hours a week to your honours degree