Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences (Honours)

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 11:43 AM on Wed, 22 September

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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ATAR
N/A
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Online
Lismore
Start date
March
February
Course code
3507040
Course abbreviation
BHlthHumSc(Hons)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

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.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

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

Applicants for admission to candidature shall normally have satisfied the requirements prescribed in the Rule 5 of the University’s Rules Relating to Awards; and shall hold an AQF Level 7 Health Science Bachelor Degree or equivalent with a Credit Grade Point Average.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
OnlineSession  1

Locations are subject to the availability of Honours supervisors, contact the University.

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
LismoreSession  1$27,600 ($3,450 per unit)078635J
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

Online

International students studying in Australia

Lismore
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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

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Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

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.

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.


Career opportunities

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.

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Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

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:

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.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
HLTH4002Health and Human Sciences Thesis (Stage I of II) Note 1
HLTH4003Health and Human Sciences Thesis (Stage II of II) Note 1
HLTH4001Advanced Topics in Health Science Research
STAT4001Applied Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Sciences
HLTH4004Honours Thesis: Professional Skills Seminar Note 1


Course progressions

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

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
Year 1, Session 1
HLTH4001Advanced Topics in Health Science Research
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
STAT4001Applied Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Sciences
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
HLTH4002Health and Human Sciences Thesis (Stage I of II)
Session1
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Year 1, Session 2
HLTH4004Honours Thesis: Professional Skills Seminar
Session2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
HLTH4003Health and Human Sciences Thesis (Stage II of II)
Session2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesHLTH4002 - Health and Human Sciences Thesis (Stage I of II)

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
Year 1, Session 1
HLTH4001Advanced Topics in Health Science Research
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
STAT4001Applied Research and Evaluation Methods for Health Sciences
Session1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Year 1, Session 2
HLTH4004Honours Thesis: Professional Skills Seminar
Session2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Year 2, Session 1
HLTH4002Health and Human Sciences Thesis (Stage I of II)
Session1
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session1
Session1
Online
Session1
Session1
Year 2, Session 2
HLTH4003Health and Human Sciences Thesis (Stage II of II)
Session2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Session2
Session2
Online
Session2
Session2
Pre-requisitesHLTH4002 - Health and Human Sciences Thesis (Stage I of II)


Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted

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