Bachelor of Health Science with Honours (M4H)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

“I really enjoy the fact-based learning in my degree, the anatomy and science-based classes."

Hannah Martin, Health Science Student
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.

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.

  • Acquire relevant information of the principles and concepts underlying at least one sub-disciplinary area and to synthesis a systematic and logical review which identifies key issues, concepts and theory.
  • Investigate and solve problems by using recognised methods of science and appropriate practical techniques and tools for the processes of discover and inquiry.
  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding.
  • Communicate scientific results, information or arguments.
  • Demonstrate personal and social responsibility through an awareness of ethical processes ad by working safety and responsibly in individual and collaborative environments.
Learn beyond the classroom

Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab. For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

Find out more about Student Exchange.

The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

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.

Postgraduate study

In addition to the above, if you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

Professional Recognition

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

Course structure

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.

Year 4

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSummer school (early)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSummer school (early)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSummer school (early)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSummer school (early)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

*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.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Completed a first degree in Health Science, Exercise Science, Science or other related discipline, with at least a credit average.

Admission to Honours courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects and the English language requirements to be eligible for an offer. Admission is conditional on research project and supervisor availability.

English Language Requirements

For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

Course Specific Requirements

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Completed a first degree in Health Science, Exercise Science, Science or other related discipline, with at least a credit average.

Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $30,950 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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