Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)

Undergraduate degree

Develop your research and investigative skills with a Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) at Deakin. Apply for this course today.

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Key facts

Duration

1 year full time

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2020 close 8 November 2019

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Undertake an additional year of study across a wide range of health and medical science disciplines through the Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) degree. You will extend your knowledge and investigative skills in health and medicine and conduct an independent research project in your chosen area of interest. You can choose to go on to a career in research or take your practical expertise to the workplace.

Do you want a competitive advantage in your career or to make a valuable impact in health or medical science research?

This honours program involves an additional year of study across a wide range of health and medical science disciplines for students with an undergraduate background in the area. You will develop your knowledge and investigative skills in health and medicine, building on your previous learning and experience in your chosen area.

Alongside engaging coursework and studies in research methodology, you will pursue an independent investigative research project, with supervision available from researchers who have expertise across health and medicine.

You will become highly sought after in roles across academia, private and government industries in a variety of areas such as biological sciences and clinical research.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points, including two coursework units in research methods and developing research skills and an independent research project.

All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Core units

Trimester 1

  • Academic Integrity HAI010 (0 credit points)
  • Research Methods HBS400
  • Developing Research Skills HMH401
  • Trimester 2

  • Honours Research Project HMH402
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Health and Medical Science (Honours)
    Year

    2020 course information

    Deakin code
    H413
    CRICOS code?
    075601K
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    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.

    Workload

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

    Participation requirements

    This course requires you to undertake your own research. Honours is a specialised year of study that allows you to draw together the theory and practical skills gained in previous undergraduate studies and to develop an in-depth knowledge of your particular discipline through research and additional coursework.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Work experience

    Not applicable

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • Bachelor Degree or major in a related discipline with a WAM of at least 65 in all level 3 and level 4 units (for Deakin awards) or final year units (for awards from other providers),

    OR

    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    OR

    • Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (H311) students who do not meet these criteria 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.

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

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2019 students (PDF, 746.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    Recognition of Prior Learning will not be granted into this course.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $10,744 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    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 Recognition of 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.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply


    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.


    Entry pathways

    This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.

    Contact information

    Prospective Student Enquiry Centre
    1800 693 888
    myfuture@deakin.edu.au

     

    Frequently asked questions

    Deakin runs on trimesters, what dates do they each start?

    Find out more about our key dates

    Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

    Find our more about scholarships at Deakin

    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

    Find out more about RPL

    Where can I study with Deakin?

    Find out more about campus locations

    Why choose Deakin

    Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

    Ranked one of the top 10 universities in Australia*

    Top 100 for public health worldwide^

    #1 university in Victoria for student satisfaction#

    Access research supervision across health and medicine

    Career outcomes

    This honours year will prepare you for a career in medical research, as well as acting as a pathway to further study such as a master’s or PhD program.

    As a graduate you will be highly sought after for academic, private and government roles in a variety of areas such as biological sciences and clinical research.

    Professional recognition

    Not applicable

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    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.

    Communication

    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.

    Digital Literacy

    Autonomously select and use appropriate technologies to source, interpret, adapt, collate, analyse and disseminate relevant information to an academic audience and specialists.

    Critical thinking

    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.

    Problem Solving

    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.

    Self-management

    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.

    Teamwork

    Collaborate and work effectively with specialists, peers, academics and others from a range of disciplines and backgrounds.

    Global Citizenship

    Engage in ethical and professional research practice whilst maintaining confidentiality, and respecting cultural sensitivities.

     


    *ARWU Rankings 2018
    ^ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018
    #Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2018 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2018

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