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.
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