University Handbook 2016

Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours

Course code/s: HHHS

Course details
Location Bundoora Bendigo
Course code HHHS HHHSB
Course coordinator Dr Brian Grills (Human Physiology and Anatomy)  
Course advisor Dr Paul O'Halloran (Public Health and Rehabilitation Counselling) Dr Karen Anderson and Dr Steve Begg (Public Health and Environmental Health)
Available to international students Yes
CRICOS 062906M
Course duration 1 year full-time
Credit points 120 credit points
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students
Notes  

The Honours programs in the Bachelor of Health Sciences degree require an additional year of full-time study, or an equivalent period of part-time study.

To qualify for Honours, a student must normally have achieved the requirements for the pass degree and demonstrated academic excellence in subject areas relevant to one of the contributing schools – Department of Public Health in the School of Psychology and Public Health, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology, in the School of Life Science (Melbourne Campus) or La Trobe Rural Health School (Bendigo Campus).

Students contemplating Honours are urged to undertake appropriate research methods elective subjects in their second and third years.

Students can apply for a grant for the Honours year. Details are available from the University's Scholarship site latrobe.edu.au/scholarships/honours-year.

Public health or rehabilitation counselling majors (Melbourne Campus only) (HHHS)

Coordinator: Dr Paul O'Halloran

120 credit points

Students enrol in three core subjects (15 credit points each), their thesis subject (60 credit points) and one 15 credit point elective

Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM Academic Integrity Module* 0
TE-SEM-1 ABS0WOM Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education** 0
TE-SEM-1 PHE4THA Thesis Preparation 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE4RMH Research Methods in Health 4 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE4AIH Advanced Issues in Health 15
TE-SEM-1 Elective Students to enrol in one 15cp subject from any discipline in the University, subject to satisfying any prerequisites 15
TE-SEM-2 PHE4THB Thesis 60

Human physiology and anatomy major (Melbourne Campus only) (HHHS)

Coordinator: Dr Brian Grills

120 credit points

This Honours program offers students specialised training in practical research. As well as providing the setting for a disciplined approach to research in the laboratory, the Department will provide training in methods of oral and written communication of research results at an advanced level. The program normally involves supervised research projects, although coursework may be applicable in some circumstances.  The assessment for the Honours year is two 15-minute seminars, a literature survey, an analysis of a scientific paper, a thesis of 10,000 to 12,000-words and the supervisor’s assessment.

Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM Academic Integrity Module* 0
TE-SEM-1 ABS0WOM Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education** 0
TE-SEM-1 HBS4HPA Honours in Human Physiology and Anatomy 60
TE-SEM-2 HBS4HPA Honours in Human Physiology and Anatomy 60

Public health and environmental health majors (Bendigo Campus only) (HHHSB)

Acting Coordinator: Dr Karen Anderson and Dr Steve Begg

120 credit points

The Honours program in the Bachelor of Health Sciences, public health and environmental health majors, offered by La Trobe Rural Health School, is made up of four core subjects and an elective. It is preferred that students select an elective relevant to their thesis topic or research method as negotiated with the Honours Coordinator and their supervisor.

Students considering Honours are encouraged to speak to the Honours Coordinator early so their eligibility, research topic, method and supervision arrangements can be discussed.

Teaching period Subject code Subject title Credit points
TE-SEM-1 LTU0AIM Academic Integrity Module* 0
TE-SEM-1 ABS0WOM Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education** 0
TE-SEM-1 PHE4THA Thesis Preparation 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5RMA Research Methods (Advanced) 15
TE-SEM-1 PHE5QLR Qualitative Research Methods 15
TE-SEM-1 Elective   15
TE-SEM-2 PHE4THB Thesis 60

Key: *LTU0AIM (previously HLT1AIM) - is a zero-credit-point subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester.  The subject is designed to  enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

** ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

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