BH-HLTHSC v.1 Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) (Honours)
Course CRICOS Code: 093502G
Registered full-time Duration: 1 Year
Bachelor honours degrees prepare students to develop advanced knowledge and skills for professional work, research and further learning corresponding to AQF level 8 qualifications.
This course develops originality and independence of thought and trains students in research. It is a path for students proceeding to a higher degree. Additionally, this course broadens knowledge and provides exposure to the latest developments in health related research, thereby enhancing employment prospects. The BSc (Health Sciences) (Honours) program enables students to build on the knowledge obtained in their undergraduate degree and focus on one of the following areas of study: health promotion, food science, nutrition, health safety and environment, epidemiology, health information management, exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, motor control and learning. As well as studying units in a chosen discipline, students will examine academic research methodology and enhance their analytical skills. Students will also complete a supervised research project and present findings as an honours dissertation.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Admission to Honours is by invitation and follows high achievement in an appropriate bachelor degree.
Students with an outstanding performance and appropriate Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) course will be considered for entry to the honours program. Students intending to apply for entry must have achieved a minimum weighted average of at least 65 per cent for their final year subjects. Candidates should inform the course coordinator of an intention to apply for entry to the honours program prior to or immediately after the conclusion of undergraduate study.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, Master by Coursework and Research degrees and Doctorates. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening and Clearance section of the faculty website.
Bachelor honours degrees typically comprise an honours course equivalent to one year of full-time study, which is additional to the associated bachelor degree.
The honours degree comprises a supervised research project together with activities and exercises providing experience in other science related activities, such as information acquisition and processing and the development of skills in written and oral communication.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply discipline specific knowledge, principles and concepts in the conduct of independent research
2. demonstrate knowledge of discipline specific research methodologies and how they are applied to answer research questions
3. critically analyse relevant literature in a specific discipline to design and implement a research project
4. maintain accurate records of project planning, process and progress
5. communicate about the research process and research outcomes through a proposal, dissertation and oral presentation
6. relate the significance of field of research and research question to discipline specific context
7. apply appropriate ethical procedures for undertaking research and take into account cultural context where relevant
8. exhibit increasing autonomy in the conduct of research
9. use established and emerging technologies and apply them in the context of a specific discipline
Duration and Availability
This course is one year full-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|MJRH-EXSPS||v.1||Exercise and Sports Science Honours Major (BSc Health Hons)||200.0|
|MJRH-PHLTH||v.1||Public Health Honours Major (BSc Health Hons)||200.0|
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