Bachelor of Health Science with Honours (M4H)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, 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
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, 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.

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.

  • 1 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.
  • 2 Investigate and solve problems by using recognised methods of science and appropriate practical techniques and tools for the processes of discover and inquiry.
  • 3 Exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding.
  • 4 Communicate scientific results, information or arguments.
  • 5 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. 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.

    Course structure

    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
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonSummer school (early)
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSummer school (early)

    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
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonSummer school (early)
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSummer school (early)

    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
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonSummer school (early)
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSummer school (early)

    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
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonSummer school (early)
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSummer school (early)

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

    Entry requirements

    Tertiary: Successful completion of a first degree in Health Science, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Science or other related discipline, with at least a credit average. Competence English Language: Applies to International applicants only

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

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $32,033 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $32,033 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.

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