The University of Queensland

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) - Health and Behavioural Sciences

The University of Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 058542B

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

Deepen your understanding of the critical role health research plays in advancing health services by studying research methods, reviewing scientific literature, and writing a thesis in your honours year.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) is a one-year program where you'll learn how to plan and write a thesis that addresses a specific research question or a health-related topic. Push the boundaries of the discipline and develop your independence, self-reliance and skills in critical and analytical thinking, research, writing and problem-solving. Complete coursework that will help you develop your thesis. Coursework will teach you how to identify, analyse and synthesise relevant scientific literature, along with the variety of research methods used in health research. Graduate with a respected honours qualification, with developed knowledge and skills that will set you apart in the jobs market, prove your leadership material, and provide a pathway to future research or learning.

Career outcomes

Whether you undertake an honours year to extend your undergraduate education, or to begin a career in research, our graduates have a distinct advantage when applying for professional roles.

Graduates can use their qualifications to distinguish themselves in the jobs market, or as a stepping stone to careers in research, whether in industry or academia.

Students who earn Class I or Class IIA Honours also qualify for most PhD programs across Australia and some internationally, including programs in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Our honours graduates have also found employment at high-levels, both in Australia and internationally, in fields including:

  • Public health
  • Health promotion
  • Community health
  • Health services
  • Hospital health information
  • Community nutrition
  • Research

Other graduates choose to further their research ambitions and enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they continue developing their skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

Program structure

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,344 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

Herston Campus

Brisbane Queensland 4006
Australia
Tuition Fees (AUD $): 37,344 Per Year
Start date: 24 February 2020
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time
Address

The University of Queensland

St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia

Entry criteria

A degree relevant to the area of research to be pursued completed with a GPA of at least 5.0.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.

Address

The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
Australia