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UAC codeN/A - Newcastle
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesSemester 1 (21 Feb 2022), Semester 1 (21 Feb 2022),
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English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.0, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 095697J
Program Code11691
Selection Rank
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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Program handbook


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.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills to perform in a socially responsible manner, to communicate complex concepts effectively, and to engage in life-long learning.


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Program code11691
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1 year full-time.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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Term typeSemesters
  • International students - AUD35,975 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
    Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees
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CRICOS Code095697J

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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

All Applicants 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.

Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 7.0.

Credit transfer

No credit is available for End-On Honours programs.

Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

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 plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.

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 above.

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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HLSC4120Research Methodology and Design
  • Summer 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
HLSC4301ALiterature Review Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units
HLSC4301BLiterature Review Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4404AHealth, Medicine and Wellbeing Honours Project - Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Central Coast)
20 units
HLSC4404BHealth, Medicine and Wellbeing Honours Project Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
20 units
HLSC4406Health, Medicine and Wellbeing Honours Research Skills
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Central Coast)
10 units


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

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.

How to apply

You usually apply for Honours in the final year of your undergraduate degree. To be accepted for entry you must have successfully completed the equivalent Bachelor with a credit grade point average (GPA).

To complete the Bachelor of Health Science Honours degree you will have successfully completed a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science, Bachelor of Oral Health, Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy, Bachelor of Podiatry or other degree of equivalent content and standing as approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor of Health and Medicine.

Students who have completed the 4 year programs in Medical Radiation Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, who have met the required standard but who have not undertaken the embedded Honours stream as a research year are able to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours).

Contact the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) Program Convenor in the College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing on +61 2 4921 5000.

To apply for entry into this Honours program you need to download and complete the following form:

Find out more about Honours scholarships.

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