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The University of Queensland (UQ)

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Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

If you're looking to be a respected leader in your field, advance the boundaries of human knowledge and develop specialised competence and expertise, the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) is for you.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
Duration
1 year full-time
Course Code
2253, 058542B
Intake Months
Feb
International Fees
$37,344 per year / $37,344 total

About this course

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. You'll have an opportunity to make a significant contribution to health services and establish your professional reputation.

Through your research, you'll push the boundaries of the discipline and develop your independence, self-reliance and skills in critical and analytical thinking, writing and problem-solving.

You'll work closely with internationally respected researchers and academics and learn how to identify, analyse and synthesise relevant scientific literature, along with gaining an understanding of the variety of research methods used in health research.

You'll 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.

If you excel, you can further your research ambitions and enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where you'll continue to develop your skills and make a significant contribution to knowledge.

Study locations

Herston

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Establish a solid foundation for your career by studying research methods, reviewing scientific literature and writing a thesis in your honours year.
  • Benefit from close support from internationally respected teachers and academics.
  • Set yourself apart in the jobs market and start on the pathway to future research or learning.
  • Undertake 90 hours of supervised work experience in your final year.

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Health promotion officer
  • Liveable communities specialist
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker
  • Community development officer
  • Research assistant
  • Environmental health officer
  • Clinical trials research assistant
  • Medical science liaison