Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)


Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

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23rd Jan 2017 7:40pm

Program Code


AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face


Domestic - 1 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 1 years full time.

ATAR (2016)

Term Type


Contributing Schools

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This program allows students to further develop research and presentation skills in a supervised setting, adding to the collection of evidence supporting the undergraduate programs available within Health Science.

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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science, Bachelor of Oral Health, Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy, Bachelor of Podiatry or other program of equivalent content with a GPA of 5.0 or higher and standing as approved by the PVC of Health and Medicine.

Applicants who have completed the 4 year programs in Medical Radiation Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy to the required standard but who have not undertaken an embedded Honours stream with a research project, are able to apply for entry to this program. Application is made direct to the Faculty of Health and Medicine.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Credit Transfer

No credit is available for End-On Honours programs.

Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

80 units

Program Duration

1 years full time or part time equivalent up to 3 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) program enables students to develop research design and presentation skills through:

  • directed readings
  • critical evaluation of the literature and current research
  • participation in seminars which will be assessed by essay, examination and oral presentation
  • involvement in a supervised original investigation, the results of which will be embodied as a thesis and presented as a seminar.

The research consists of a development, conduct, analysis and reporting of a piece of empirical research.The program consists of 80 units.

Program Structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available at the top of this page.

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

HLSC4120Research Methodology and Design
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4300Literature Review
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
HLSC4404AHealth Science Honours Project - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
HLSC4404BHealth Science Honours Project - Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units
HLSC4405Health Science Honours 5
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
20 units


The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) program will be graded according to University Bachelor Honours Policy.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Current and in-depth knowledge of a chosen field of health science
  • A demonstrated ability to apply research methodologies and theories relevant to a field within health sciences.
  • A demonstrated ability to identify and analyse complex problems within health sciences and develop solutions to these problems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to perform in a socially responsible manner, to communicate complex concepts effectively, and to engage in life-long learning.

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

It is recommended that students have organised a research topic and an appropriate supervisor upon application.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit for more information.

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