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.

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.

Course Learning Outcome

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

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

Fee information

Commonwealth supported


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Lismore Session 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 to receive the Bachelor of Health and Human Science Honours or Health and Human Science Honours (Clinical Specialty), students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • HLTH4002,
  • HLTH4003,
  • HLTH4001,
  • STAT4001, and
  • HLTH4004.

Class of Honours 

This degree may be awarded in the following classes:
1. First Class;
2. Second Class (Division 1);
3. Second Class (Division 2); or
4. Third Class.

The Honours course comprises:
a. Advanced theory and research training
b. A research seminar presentation
c. A research project leading to a thesis paper.
Where a candidate has been found by the Faculty 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.