Courses & Units

Bachelor of Health Science with Honours M4H

Launceston, Distance Launceston

Introduction

The Honours degree in Health Science is designed to provide students with the foundations necessary for research in Health Science disciplines and to gain greater expertise during two semesters full-time study (or equivalent). Candidates will be required to submit a research thesis on work undertaken as part of the honours course. All candidates will be required to study a unit in statistics and data handling and another unit negotiated with the School. Other requirements for the course include a literature review directly related to the thesis, and a dissertation. Students will be required to present their research work at a seminar.

Summary

Course Name Bachelor of Health Science with Honours
Course Abbreviation BHlthSc(Hons)
Course Duration 1 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 3 Years
CRICOS code 058513G
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Health

Intake

Locations

Location Study periods
Launceston Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (late)
Distance Launceston Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (late)

Objectives

The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) prepares students for a range of career paths in the health sector, including health promotion, administration, project work, management and research, as well as for entry to graduate programs in medicine, allied health and other health specialties.

Career Outcomes

There are employment opportunities in government and non-government medical and general health services, and in health research organisations. More specifically, positions occur in areas such as administration, management, health promotion and sales representation across a broad range of medical and health products (including diagnostic equipment and pharmaceuticals), project management, clinical research, community health groups, self-help groups, rehabilitation centres, welfare agencies, fitness centres, sports science and health and physical education. The course is also relevant to practising and potential health care professionals seeking to upgrade their qualifications.

Professional Recognition

While there is no professional recognition, students will gain skills to allow them to move into research related areas

Additional Information

Note: Students who have completed the UTas Bachelor of Exercise Science will normally be granted credit for the equivalent of 12.5% of the honours year based on experience from their 4th year practicum.

Assessment

Research thesis and seminar (75%) and coursework units (25%).

Prerequisites

Successful completion of a first degree in Health Science, Exercise Science, Science or other related discipline, with at least a credit average.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

To qualify for the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) students must successfully complete 100% load, as specified in the course schedule. Candidates will be required to submit a literature review and a research thesis on work undertaken as part of the honours course and give a presentation. All candidates will be required to study analysis and presentation of scientific data and complete an appropriate course work unit or equivalent. Students will be required to present their research work at a seminar.

Course Structure

Year 4

  • CXA420Honours Research 1Details

    This unit is the first unit in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) programmes. The honours degree is designed to provide students with the foundations necessary for research and to gain a greater expertise…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • CXA421Honours Research 2Details

    This unit is the second unit in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) programmes. The honours degree is designed to provide students with the foundations necessary for research and to gain a greater expertise…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • CXA422Honours Research 3Details

    This unit is the third unit in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) programmes. The honours degree is designed to provide students with the foundations necessary for research and to gain a greater expertise in specific disciplines. Students interested in…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

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  • CXA423Honours Research 4Details

    This unit is the fourth and final unit in the Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) programmes. The honours degree is designed to provide students with the foundations necessary for research and to gain a…

    Credit Points: 25

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  • *Statistics and Data Handling Unit (e.g. JFA324 )
  • *Unit as prescribed by the School of Human Life Sciences
* The unit in statistics and data handling and the additional unit as prescribed by the School meets the requirements of Honours Research 1 unit.

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


Entry

1. To qualify for entry applicants will have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in Health Science, Science or other related discipline, with at least a credit average.

2. Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one year of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than three years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the degree, the candidate shall: pass units comprising:

  1. a compulsory core of three 25% units (CXA421, CXA422 and CXA423);
  2. a unit in Statistics and Data Handling
  3. a unit as prescribed by the School

4. The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with the Schedule for Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Health Science and as summarised in Schedule for Bachelor of Health Science (Honours).

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (two units) weighting.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.

Miscellaneous

10. The classes of Honours shall be first class, second class and third class. There shall be an upper and lower division in the second class.

11. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

12. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2007 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

13. The approved abbreviation for the degree of Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) shall be BHlthSc(Hons).