Bachelor honours degree
This course develops originality and independence of thought and trains students in research. It is a path for students proceeding to a higher degree.
- Bachelor of Science (Health Sciences) (Honours)
This course is one year full-time study.
- 1 year full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) Code indicates a registered program offered to international students studying in Australia on student visas.
The Curtin campuses or teaching locations where units of this course are offered.
- Curtin Perth
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New-to-Curtin applicants for first semester 2023 apply through TISC. See TISC application deadlines.
If COVID-19 restrictions apply, we may need to make changes to units and/or delivery modes.
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This course develops originality and independence of thought and trains students in research. It is a path for students proceeding to a higher degree. Additionally, this course broadens knowledge and provides exposure to the latest developments in health related research, thereby enhancing employment prospects.
The BSc (Health Sciences) (Honours) program enables students to build on the knowledge obtained in their undergraduate degree and focus on one of the following areas of study: health promotion, food science, nutrition, health safety and environment, epidemiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, motor control and learning.
As well as studying units in a chosen discipline, students will examine academic research methodology and enhance their analytical skills. Students will also complete a supervised research project and present findings as an honours dissertation.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
What you'll learn
- apply discipline specific knowledge, principles and concepts in the conduct of independent research
- demonstrate knowledge of discipline specific research methodologies and how they are applied to answer research questions
- critically analyse relevant literature in a specific discipline to design and implement a research project
- maintain accurate records of project planning, process and progress
- communicate about the research process and research outcomes through a proposal, dissertation and oral presentation
- relate the significance of field of research and research question to discipline specific context
- apply appropriate ethical procedures for undertaking research and take into account cultural context where relevant
- exhibit increasing autonomy in the conduct of research
- use established and emerging technologies and apply them in the context of a specific discipline
Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
I have work and life experience
Applicants with work and life experience are those who left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.
I’ve studied at TAFE or done an apprenticeship
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888
Fees & charges
Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.
For start dates, please view the academic calendar.
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