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2014 Bachelor of Health Science with Honours(M4H)  Download to Zip

Responsible faculty or institute:
Health (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school):

Dr Cecilia Shing 6324 5484


The Honours degree in Health Science is designed to provide students with the foundations necessary for research in Health Science disciplines and to gain greater expertise during two semesters full-time study (or equivalent). Candidates will be required to submit a research thesis on work undertaken as part of the honours course. All candidates will be required to study a unit in statistics and data handling and another unit negotiated with the School. Other requirements for the course include a literature review directly related to the thesis, and a dissertation. Students will be required to present their research work at a seminar.

Admission & Prerequisites

Successful completion of a first degree in Health Science, Exercise Science, Science or other related discipline, with at least a credit average.

Course Objectives

The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) prepares students for a range of career paths in the health sector, including health promotion, administration, project work, management and research, as well as for entry to graduate programs in medicine, allied health and other health specialties.

Career Outcomes

There are employment opportunities in government and non-government medical and general health services, and in health research organisations. More specifically, positions occur in areas such as administration, management, health promotion and sales representation across a broad range of medical and health products (including diagnostic equipment and pharmaceuticals), project management, clinical research, community health groups, self-help groups, rehabilitation centres, welfare agencies, fitness centres, sports science and health and physical education. The course is also relevant to practising and potential health care professionals seeking to upgrade their qualifications.

Professional Recognition

While there is no professional recognition, students will gain skills to allow them to move into research related areas

Miscellaneous Information

Note: Students who have completed the UTas Bachelor of Exercise Science will normally be granted credit for the equivalent of 12.5% of the honours year based on experience from their 4th year practicum.


Research thesis and seminar (75%) and coursework units (25%).

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