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Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) - 318JA

Course Code: 318JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Public Health
CRICOS Code: 087832G
Selection Rank: H
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Honour your love of health science with unique research

If your ambition is to investigate a specific area of health from a research perspective, this Honours degree will see you develop the high-level academic and strategic thinking needed to successfully complete an original research project. This one-year full-time course can also be studied part-time, allowing you to balance study with your other commitments.
 
Across the Research Planning coursework unit, you’ll undertake practical training in research skills specifically relevant to health, and will develop appropriate methodology for your planned project, covering question formulation, sampling procedures, research approaches, ethical considerations, technical writing and more. You’ll then put your skills to the test executing a research project in your chosen area of health, before communicating your findings in thesis form. At the conclusion of your studies, you’ll graduate as a confident health research professional, ready to embark on a career in the health industry as a research officer, senior administrator or beyond.

Study a Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) at UC and you will:

source, review and critically appraise research in your chosen health discipline
independently plan, design and execute a research project to a high-level industry standard, including its methodology, data collection, analysis, ethics considerations and grant proposal
devise specific research questions to address a selected research focus
communicate the results of an independent research project in a form acceptable to your field of study.

Work Integrated Learning 

During your Honours year, you’ll complete an individual supervised research project which explores a real-world health issue, culminating in a thesis of between 10,000 and 12,000 words. You’ll learn valuable research skills aimed at helping you in your future career, including the processes of topic definition, literature review, research design, and data collection and analysis. 

Career opportunities

Research training is a skill which benefits all areas of the health system, allowing you to focus on fields and topics of specific interest to you. Some employment opportunities associated with this course could be:
 
Health research officer
Health science researcher
Health industry senior administrator
Health policy officer
Health research fellow
Clinical research associate
Course-specific information
 
This course is open to students who hold a Bachelor of Health Science degree, or one in a related discipline, and have a grade point average (GPA) of 5.5 or more. Graduates from the Bachelor of Public Health are welcome to apply. Pass degree graduates in similar disciplinary fields from other universities, with comparable results, may also be eligible.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Hold a Bachelor of Health Science degree or a degree in a related discipline. In addition, have a GPA of 5.5 or more.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research: The unit is research focused. Attendance at regular classes in not required, however on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

CSP

$30,200

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Source, review and critically appraise research in a Health Science Discipline UC graduates are professional
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;

UC graduates are lifelong learners.
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
Independently design and execute a research project to a standard acceptable to a Health Science Discipline UC graduates are professional
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners.
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.
Communicate the results of an independent research project in a form acceptable to the field of study UC graduates are professional
- employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens.
- think globally about issues in their profession;
- adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
- make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners.
- reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
- be self-aware;
- evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent part-time. Maximum four semesters.

Honours

First class honours (H1, achieved 85-100% on assessment); Second Class Honours ? Division 1 (H2A, 75-84% on assessment); Second Class Honours ? Division 11 (H2B, 65-74% on assessment); Third Class Honours (H3, 50-64% on assessment).

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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