Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)|
|Campus||Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
1 year full time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017||$10,193 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017||Not applicable|
Health - Student and Academic Services
|Deakin course code||H413|
|Approval status||This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.|
|Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition||The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- How to apply
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
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
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 Learning Outcomes
Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities
Apply discipline-specific knowledge to identify a gap in the literature within the chosen field of study; formulate a testable research question; develop a conceptual framework and select the appropriate methodological procedures for the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; and disseminate research findings.
Autonomously communicate, defend and discuss all elements of the research project in the chosen field of study via oral and written means to academics, specialists and others.
Autonomously select and use appropriate technologies to source, interpret, adapt, collate, analyse and disseminate relevant information to an academic audience and specialists.
Critically and constructively, evaluate, critique and synthesise the literature in the chosen field of study; select and apply appropriate methodological principles suitable for the research project; select and apply appropriate analytical techniques to test the hypothesis; and interpret, compare and contrast study findings to the wider literature in the chosen field of study.
Identify a suitable and novel research question based on the literature within the context of Health and Medical Science that can be completed within the given timeframe; address the research question in an appropriate, realistic and ethical manner; and troubleshoot solutions to resolve unplanned, unforeseen and complex problems associated with the research study.
Produce a realistic timeline for the research project that incorporates the literature review, obtaining ethical approval (if applicable), sourcing and/or collecting and analysing data, and dissemination.
Demonstrate effective self-management skills, autonomy and accountability that contribute to the development of lifelong learning as a researcher within Health and Medical Science.
Collaborate and work effectively with specialists, peers, academics and others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.
Engage in ethical and professional research practice whilst maintaining confidentiality, and respecting cultural sensitivities.
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.
|HMH401||Developing Research Skills|
|HMH402||Honours 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/about-the-department/our-organisation/careers/applying-for-a-job/application-process/step-4-safety-screening-checks
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
Trimester 1 – start studying in March 2017
Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
You should be able to commit 35 hours a week to your honours degree