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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.

DurationLocationSession

1F/2P

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DurationLocationSession

1F/2P

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Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

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.

Honours in health and human sciences is designed to develop a student’s research skills in an area of their interest. The course provides students with a solid foundation for undertaking postgraduate study (Masters or PhD), as well as essential skills for careers involving research, policy or public/private consultancy work. Undertaking Honours builds high level skills for managing a project and developing independent research skills.

Notice

The information on this page may be subject to change over time. Please check this web page again before acting and see our disclaimer

From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'

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