Build on your knowledge of health care, policy and systems with a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours). Through a combination of coursework and original research, you'll learn the analytical skills and research techniques that will take you into further study, or employment in the booming health sector.
Do you have questions about the health of our population you want answered? Why not follow your passions and discover the answers with your own research?
Contribute to existing studies in the contemporary health sector by completing an honours degree. You will have the opportunity to work with a world-class supervisor who will guide you through all the stages of research from data collection to implementation and execution, helping you produce a piece of independent, original research.
Focus on an area within the health sciences that you are passionate about. Research themes can include:
You will learn more than just your topic of research. You will develop the necessary skills to successfully conduct research, with units designed to build your knowledge of the process.
You can be confident that your research is guided by the most recent and groundbreaking findings within the health sector. Deakin's School of Health and Social Development is home to three research centres, committed to improving the health of the population:
The school addresses the complex connections between determinants of health in their broadest sense, and social development in a variety of settings, and at a range of intervention levels. This means you will be immersed in the work of some of the world's best researchers.
Follow your passion to improve the health and wellbeing of society by studying a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours).
Completing an honours year in health sciences prepares you for careers requiring an advanced skill set. Career opportunities include:
Your studies will also equip you with the research skills to take you into further postgraduate and research degrees.
To complete the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) students must attain 8 credit points, including two coursework units in research methods and research issues and an independent research project. Part-time students are required to complete the coursework components in their first year of study.
All commencing Faculty of Health Undergraduate and Postgraduate course work students are required to complete HAI010 Academic Integrity in their first trimester of study (0 credit point compulsory unit).
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
This course provides a pathway to higher degree by research courses and other postgraduate coursework programs.
Students may be eligible to apply for credit for this course.
Details of institutional credit agreements are published in the RPL database