Course summary

The Honours degree is a separate fourth year of study which may be undertaken following successful completion of an undergraduate degree. As well as a completion point for tertiary study itself, Honours also represents the starting point for entry into further postgraduate research degrees. The Honours degree provides an indication of a student’s research potential and introduces students to basic research training.

Prior to lodging an application, interested applicants must contact the University to discuss their eligibility and to find a suitable honours supervisor for their proposed honours topic. For more information refer to the School of Health and Human Sciences Honours information.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse a problem, identify research questions and design and plan a research project.

Demonstrate ability to execute a piece of research and scholarship (including technical skills) under supervision.

Creativity

Demonstrate and apply critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding.

Ethical practice

Identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practicing professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodology.

Knowledge of a discipline

Analyse, synthesize and critically review the literature relevant to their research question and methodology.

Identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practicing professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodology.

Lifelong learning

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner.

Communication and social skills

Effectively demonstrate an ability to communicate the outcomes of research in both verbal and written formats.

Cultural competence

Identify and comply with any cultural issue(s), regulatory frameworks and practicing professional ethics relevant to the research question and methodology.


Course overview

Course code

3507040

Course abbreviation

BHlthHumSc(Hons)

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Domestic duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

International duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Session UAC code QTAC code
Online 1 N/A N/A

Domestic fees

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Session Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore 1 $27,600 ($3,450 per unit) 078635J

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible for the award of the Health and Human Science Honours or Health and Human Science Honours (Clinical Specialty) a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of eight (8) units (96 credit points) comprising all units listed in the Schedule of Units.

The Honours course comprises:

  1. Advanced theory and research training
  2. A research seminar presentation
  3. A research project leading to a thesis paper.

Where a candidate has been found by the School Board to be deficient in an area, they may be required to undertake units of study which address any deficiency, and which do not count towards the class of Honours awarded.


Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted