This course allows graduates of 3882 Bachelor of Health Science to undertake an honours year of study. Graduates from other disciplines with equivalent studies may also be eligible for entry into this honours course.
Supervision of honours projects will be primarily provided by staff from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, although opportunity exists for students to identify a project and co-supervisor with Monash partner organisations such as the Burnet Institute, the Baker-IDI (Heart and Diabetes Institute), and others. In keeping with the degree's focus on health in a global context and the breadth of expertise in the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine (SPHPM) and its partner organisations, it is expected that a range of local, national, and internationally-focussed honours projects will be available for students.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
- plan, develop and conduct original and ethical research
- critically review and analyse public health, health science and related literatures and research
- demonstrate effective communication skills
- perform scientifically relevant and appropriate procedures and techniques as required to satisfactorily complete and report on a research project
- demonstrate proficiency in the skills of computer-based data acquisition, cleansing, analytical and presentation
- demonstrate understanding of ethical, theoretical and methodological issues in scientific research
- present potentially publishable reports of research projects
- recognise the breadth and diversity of public health and health sciences within a global context
- demonstrate the capacity to critically examine public health and health science-related issues within a global context.
To be considered for entry to this course, students are required to have:
- satisfied the requirements for completion of the Bachelor of Health Science degree, or a three or four year Australian Bachelor degree in any discipline, or an overseas qualification assessed as equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree
- undertaken and satisfactorily completed a minimum of six units at the highest level of the completed degree
- obtained an average of at least 70 per cent across all units at the highest level of the degree.
This course consists of supervised research and coursework components.