Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

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Faculty of Health and Medicine

Program Code

11691

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

Admission Instructions

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Mode of delivery

This is a research degree and will be delivered face to face. Students will work closely with their supervisor. Some of the work may be undertaken in conjunction with health services or industry partners.

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The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) 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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All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.


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

Applicants who have completed the 4 year programs in Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, who have the required standard but who have not undertaken the embedded Honours programs in those degrees as a research year, are able to apply for entry to this program. Application is made direct to the Faculty of Health.


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Additional Selection Criteria:
  • It is recommended that students have organised a research topic and an appropriate supervisor.


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No credit is available for Model 1 Honours.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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


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Projects will be directly relevant to the various fields of study, but students will not be permitted to undertake projects for which they are not professionally qualified.


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This degree does not offer professional recognition but may be used by professionally recognised students as part of their professional development requirements.


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Not available to international students.


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Students with disabilities 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 reasonably 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 http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/

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.


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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 comprising.


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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
HLSC4120Research Methodology and DesignSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
HLSC4300Literature ReviewSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
HLSC4401Health Science Honours ISemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
HLSC4402Health Science Honours IISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units
HLSC4403Health Science Honours IIISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
20 units