Bachelor of Health and Human Sciences (Honours)

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:01 AM on Fri, 25 November

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
Start date
March
Course code
3507040
Course abbreviation
BHlthHumSc(Hons)
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
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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. 

See more information about studying Honours in the Faculty of Health.

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. 

See more information about studying Honours in the Faculty of Health.

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 completed within the last 10 years and 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
OnlineTerm  1

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

International students

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

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Health and Human Science (Honours) students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).

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.

Students are required to satisfy requirements for the coursework units and Honours Class will be determined from the grades in the thesis units.


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
HLTH4001Literature Review
HLTH4002Health and Human Sciences Thesis Project I Note 1
HLTH4005Research Design
STAT4004Data Analysis
HLTH4003Health and Human Sciences Thesis Project II Note 1
HLTH4006Research Communication


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

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

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
HLTH4001Literature Review
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term1
N/A
HLTH4002Health and Human Sciences Thesis Project I
Dual Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Dual Term2
Dual Term2
Pre-requisitesMust have completed or be currently enrolled in HLTH4001 - Literature Review
HLTH4005Research Design
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term2
N/A
STAT4004Data Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term3
Term3
HLTH4003Health and Human Sciences Thesis Project II
Tri Term2
Note 1
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Tri Term2
Tri Term2
Pre-requisitesHLTH4002 - Health and Human Sciences Thesis Project I
HLTH4006Research Communication
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Online
Term4
Term4


Notes

Note 1: Double-weighted

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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

Identify a knowledge or evidence gap and design a suitable research project in health and human sciences

Demonstrate initiative and some intellectual independence to execute a research project

Acquire advanced knowledge of ethics, professional standards, and cultural issues

Apply relevant theories, methodologies, and analysis techniques to answer a research question

Investigate, critique, and synthesise scientific literature

Communicate scientific ideas and research findings in verbal and written formats

Acquire advanced knowledge of ethics, professional standards, and cultural issues


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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students

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students

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