Bachelor of Health Sciences – descriptions

Pass table

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Pass)

Pass course; full-time, 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1
BIOL1003 Human Biology

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Osu Lilje Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: Two 1-hour lectures per week (three lectures in some weeks), one 3-hour practical class per fortnight, one 2-hour workshop per fortnight, 6-9 hours of online activities per fortnight. Prohibitions: BIOL1500 or BIOL1903 or BIOL1993 or EDUH1016 Assumed knowledge: HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February). Assessment: One 2-hour exam, assignment, group project presentation and quizzes (100%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (in February)
This unit of study provides an introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It includes an overview of cell and tissue structures, the skeletal system, nutrition, digestion and excretion. Human Biology looks at how our bodies respond to environmental stimuli with respect to the endocrine, nervous and immune systems. After discussion of reproduction and development, it concludes with an overview of modern studies in human genetics. This unit has four main components: lectures, practicals, workshops and HB Online activities.
Textbooks
Van Putte, C., Regan, J. and Russo, A. (2016) Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, McGraw Hill.The edition comes with a custom publication of:Mader, S.S. (2006) Human Biology, 11th edition, McGraw Hill. (Chapters 19, 24, 26)
Or select any Junior Biology unit of study [6] from the Faculty of Science, Table 1.
HSBH1006 Foundations of Health Science

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Andrew Campbell Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1-hr lecture/week, 1-hr tutorial/week and eLearning online learning support. Assessment: Tutorial attendance and presentation (30%), essay (30%) and 1.5-hr final exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This is an introductory unit for students entering the health sciences. The unit will provide students with knowledge and understanding of key approaches to health and illness, patterns of health and disease at a national and international level, and how we measure health status in an individual, a community and a nation. Students will gain an understanding of who provides health care at the professional, community and family level, and the roles taken up by non-professionals in advocating for change through health-focused consumer and community-based support groups. Students will develop a range of core skills and competencies needed in the study and practice of health sciences and as a basis for working in health-related areas or for postgraduate study.
HSBH1008 Health Determinants and Interventions

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Nikki Wedgwood Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: Tutorial presentations (20%), essay outline (25%), peer review exercise (10%), final essay (45%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will introduce students to the main social and economic factors associated with patterns of health in Australia and a global context and will explore the social, cultural and environmental processes involved in determining the similarities and disparities in the health of populations and peoples, drawing primarily on sociological approaches. Students will be introduced to a repertoire of key concepts for understanding these processes including class, gender, occupation, ethnicity, indigeneity, disability, inequality, globalisation, and the role of governments.
PSYC1001 Psychology 1001

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1,Summer Main Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week, plus 1 hour per week of additional web-based (self-paced) material related to the tutorial. Assessment: One 2.5hr exam, one 1150 word research report, multiple tutorial tests, experimental participation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site: http://sydney.edu.au/summer/
Psychology 1001 is a general introduction to the main topics and methods of psychology, and is the basis for advanced work as well as being of use to those not proceeding with the subject. Psychology 1001 covers the following areas: science and statistics in psychology; applied psychology; themes in the history of psychology; social psychology; personality theory; human development. This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site: http://sydney.edu.au/summer_school/
Textbooks
Available on-line once semester commences
Or
PSYC1002 Psychology 1002

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2,Summer Main Classes: Three 1 hour lectures and one 1 hour tutorial per week, plus 1 hour per week of additional web-based (self-paced) material related to the tutorial. Assessment: One 2.5hr exam, one 1150 word research report, multiple tutorial tests, experimental participation (100%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site: http://sydney.edu.au/summer/
Psychology 1002 is a further general introduction to the main topics and methods of psychology, and it is the basis for advanced work as well as being of use to those not proceeding with the subject. Psychology 1002 covers the following areas: neuroscience; human mental abilities; learning and motivation; visual perception; cognitive processes; abnormal psychology.
This unit is also offered in the Sydney Summer School. For more information consult the web site:
http://sydney.edu.au/summer_school/
Textbooks
Available on-line once semester commences
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Note - from 2018, students should seek academic advice from the Course Director should they still need to complete HSBH1006, HSBH1008 or HSBH1009
Semester 2
HSBH1009 Health Care Resources and Systems

This unit of study is not available in 2019

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Stephanie Short Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1-hr lectures/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: online quizzes (3 X 10%), team project (30%) and final exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The unit of study comprises three modules: health care systems - provides foundational knowledge about the Australian health care system in an international context; approaches to health policy - introduces students to the key approaches and concepts in health policy analysis and applies them to contemporary challenges in Australian health policy; key challenges in health care resources and systems - outlines key challenges for analysis.
Textbooks
Palmer, G. R., and Short, S. D. (2014). Health care and public policy: An Australian analysis (5th ed.). Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
Select 18 credit points of electives.
Note: Students should refer to the requirements of their chosen second major, and the suggested study patterns available at Second Majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences when selecting electives for the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Note - from 2018, students should seek academic advice from the Course Director should they still need to complete HSBH1006 or HSBH1009

Year 2

Semester 1

HSBH2007 Research Methods in Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rowena Forsyth Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: ((HSBH1006 AND HSBH1009) OR HSBH1012) AND (HSBH1008 OR HSBH1013) Prohibitions: BACH2140 or HSBH1007 Assessment: Written group assignment (20%), written individual assignment (30%), 1x1.5-hr exam (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The unit of study introduces students to the design and evaluation of research questions relating to health. Drawing on both qualitative and quantitative research methods, students will be introduced to key concepts relating to methodology; research design and research method.

Year 2 and 3

Students must complete the following units in Years 2 & 3 to complete first major in Health Sciences. In addition, students must complete the requirements of a chosen second major related to Health.
At least three of the following BHlthSci Senior units of study:
HSBH3001 Health and Indigenous Populations

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vanessa Lee Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 or BACH1161 or HSBH1003 Assessment: On line quizzes (20%), Case study report 1500wd (40%), Critique diary 1500wd (40%). Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The increasing need to address the health of Indigenous populations is not a new phenomenon. This Unit of Study teaches students, from an Indigenous Australian lens, about delivering services to Indigenous populations to address health and wellness. The semester journey takes into account the strength of Indigenous ways of doing, knowing and being that have enabled Indigenous people to address the social, political and cultural determinants of health. Students will be engaged in understanding the complexities surrounding the collection and recording of accurate Indigenous population health data that has led to Indigenous disadvantage and the gap in life expectancy that Australia still struggles to close. Students will be engaged in strategies for effective cultural communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals and patients/ clients. Ethical approaches required for researching Indigenous peoples and communities will also be explored.
HSBH3003 Health Service Strategy and Policy

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Kate O'Loughlin Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lectures/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 Assessment: Tutorial/workshop activities (10%), online activities (15%), 1x15-min group project plan presentation (15%), 1x2500wd group project report (60%) Practical field work: 1x2-hr workshop Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study offers students an insight into the larger picture of how a nation sets priorities for health services. The importance of evidence-based health policy development in planning health services and strategies for increasing the cost-effectiveness of delivering health services will be covered. Students will gain skills in health service needs assessment, measuring cost-effectiveness, macroeconomic evaluation of health services and systems, and health equity assessment. It is envisaged that students will develop a capacity to understand the concept of health policy and its relevance to the delivery of health care services and to take a problem-oriented approach to analysing and evaluating current policy provisions and strategies in the Australian context.
HSBH3004 Health, Ethics and the Law

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Jennifer Smith-Merry Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lectures/week, 1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: 48 credit points of units Assessment: Mid-semester exam (20%), research report (40%) and final exam (40%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study engages students in interdisciplinary experiences that focus on ethics and law in relation to the Australian health system. Fundamental ethical principles applied to ethical issues in health and health research are covered. Medico-legal aspects of health and health services will be explored. Particular areas of focus include mental health, health complaints, reproductive technologies, the start and end of life, disability, public health and genetic technology. Students will develop their own ethical thinking and an understanding of professionally acceptable behaviours appropriate to practice in a wide range of disciplines and health professions. Learning is interactive and scenarios are used to develop ethical thinking. Students will write a research report on an ethical and legal issue of their choosing.
Textbooks
Kerridge, I., Lowe, M., and Stewart, C. (2013). Ethics and law for the health professions. Leichardt: The Federation Press.
HSBH3009 International Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zakia Hossain Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hour lecture/week, 1x1-hr face-to-face/on-line tutorial/week Prerequisites: 48 credit points of units Prohibitions: BACH3128 Assessment: Online activities (20%); tutorial attendance and presentation (20%); and briefing paper 2500wd (60%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit examines theoretical and practical issues confronting global health professionals and practitioners, especially in low-resource settings. It provides students with opportunities to apply their disciplinary expertise in the interdisciplinary, international health setting. The unit introduces students to: a) historical, political and economic forces that influence the health of populations around the world and contribute to international health inequities; b) global health crises (emerging infectious disease, chronic disease and disability) facing both developed and developing countries and their impact; and, c) international health practices, including key actors and initiatives, as well as challenges and strategies for working in cross-cultural contexts. The unit provides students with an understanding of health determinants and interventions in international contexts, with a particular emphasis on low-resource settings. Examples of topics covered include health, poverty and inequality, foreign aid and development assistance, globalisation, technology and health. The unit also provides an introductory overview of contemporary international health challenges such as food security, humanitarian crises and climate change. Students will undertake an in-depth study of a global health issue, exploring the context in which it emerged and the forces that propel it, and advocate for actions to improve the issue in a specific local context and population group.
HSBH3010 Health and Lifelong Disability

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Zakia Hossain Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week. Prerequisites: HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 Assessment: On-line activities (20%), essay 2000wd (35%) and case study (45%) . Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study explores the roles and responsibilities of health professionals who work with children, adolescents and adults with lifelong disabilities, and their families. Using an inter-professional case-based curriculum, students will examine the nature of lifelong disability; factors which affect the participation of persons with lifelong disability in everyday life activities including education, leisure, and employment; and strategies for increasing their participation in these activities. Students will be supported to critique research literature, to examine the roles and responsibilities of allied health professionals in the context of working with persons with lifelong disability, and to develop practical strategies for interacting and working collaboratively and successfully with children, adolescents, and adults with lifelong disabilities, their families and fellow professionals. It is expected that through a combination of face-to-face teaching and online learning activities, this unit will assist students in preparing to work with individuals with lifelong disabilities in a range of workplace settings.
HSBH3011 Rural Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Krestina Amon Session: Semester 1 Classes: Distance education/intensive on-campus mode. Web-based learning, Week 1 lecture (2hrs) on campus with mandatory attendance. All other materials will be delivered asynchronously online. Prerequisites: HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 Assessment: Attendance at timetabled lecture and online participation (25%), individual report (30%), group project (45%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit introduces students to a range of practice and research issues in rural health care. Topics covered include: the nature and variety of rural settings; special populations and cultural safety; rural health needs and access to health services; relevant models of health service delivery; and the rural health workforce and inter-professional practice.
HSBH3012 FHS Abroad

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Dylke Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Full-day briefing session, half-day debriefing session. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all 1st year units in an undergraduate FHS degree Assessment: Pre-departure research (30%), field diary (20%), report (40%) and presentation (10%). Practical field work: 4-6 weeks working with a community-based organisation in a developing country. Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Field experience
Note: Students interested in participating must obtain permission from their course director before enrolling in FHS Abroad. Some degrees require participants have a minimum credit average.
Cultural practices, disease patterns and healthcare systems are vastly different in different countries around the globe. This unit provides students with the opportunity to gain international experience in a health services setting in a developing country. Students will participate in a 4-6 week health or care placement with a community-based organisation in South or Southeast Asia. Countries where students can be placed include Vietnam, Cambodia, India and the Philippines. As part of the unit, you will be expected to participate in local development programs, live within the community that you are visiting, and document and reflect on key health and development issues facing local populations. The unit will require you to demonstrate cultural sensitivity and an ability to adapt to new environments, a capacity for critical reflection and awareness of complex global health and development issues.
HSBH3015 Mental Health Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Lynda Matthews Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Prerequisites: 48 credit points Assessment: 2x online assessments (20%) ,1x2000wd essay (50%) and participation (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Online
Poor mental health poses a major challenge to our society, and health care professionals, among others, are charged with 'making a difference'. To do so, they need to be equipped with the most up-to-date knowledge of effective mental health approaches and interventions. This unit will overview major mental health conditions and significant social, philosophical, and historical influences on health care service delivery and reform to provide a context for contemporary rehabilitation practice. Students will be introduced to the goals, values and guiding principles of psychiatric rehabilitation and to practices that aim to address the culture of stigma and low expectations by society of people with mental health conditions. Rehabilitation interventions that have demonstrated efficacy in promoting recovery by reducing obstacles to participation for people with mental health conditions will be examined. Local and international research underpinning best practice in rehabilitation management and service delivery will be reviewed and consumer perspectives and experiences explored.
HSBH3022 Health Promotion: Principles and Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Justin McNab Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr workshop/week Prerequisites: HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 Assessment: 1x1500wd essay (40%), 1x 15-min group oral presentation (10%) and 1x 2000wd project plan (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study introduces students to the key theories, principles and frameworks underpinning health promotion in the context of a disciplinary group project. Across the unit of study, students engage with their peers in the development and application of critical insight into individual and socio-ecological approaches, models of community participation, and settings approaches. Students will develop an appreciation that effective health promotion involves actions that are aimed, not only at increasing the knowledge and skills of individuals, but also at strengthening community action and to create living and working environments that support health. Students will develop knowledge in the application of health promotion programs through their disciplinary group project taking account of diverse populations and settings, including Indigenous, culturally and linguistically diverse groups and rural groups. Through their project work, students will consider how health promotion fits within the broader health context, and the ways in which health promotion practitioners work collaboratively with communities, work places, schools, government and other health professionals to improve the health of populations. The theoretical and applied skills that students develop will prepare students for careers in health promotion practice and research.
REHB3064 Alcohol and Drug Misuse Rehabilitation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rodd Rothwell Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online Prerequisites: (HSBH1006, (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007), HSBH1008, HSBH1009) or 48 credit points of previous study. Prohibitions: REHB3061 Assessment: Short answer test (20%), Essay 2500 words (40%), 2 x online MCQ tests (40%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Distance education
Note: Students must have completed 48 credit points to enrol in this unit
This unit introduces students to issues relating to a major public health problem: the misuse of alcohol and other addictive drugs. The unit introduces students to two major aspects of this area: issues relating to the development of health prevention/health promotion policy, covering the philosophies of harm minimisation and zero tolerance; approaches to rehabilitation and treatment of those overusing both alcohol and other drugs. The unit commences with an analysis of public health policy approaches to the rehabilitation and treatment of people overusing alcohol and other harmful drugs. Students will be required to undertake an exercise involving an analysis of the effectiveness of the two major policy approaches to the problem of drug overuse and abuse: harm reduction and zero tolerance. They will be required to examine the evidence supporting these two approaches to public health policy. In the second part of the unit students will study the major therapeutic approaches to treatment and rehabilitation. This will include familiarisation with Alcoholics Anonymous, clinically based approaches including transactional analysis and other group therapy oriented approaches, the various behavioural therapies, therapeutic communities, methadone maintenance, needle exchange and recent trails in safe injection facilities. They will become familiar with the nature of services offered, the role of the various health professionals in these services and the nature of effective treatment and rehabilitation outcomes.
At least one of the following BHlthSci Senior Research units of study:
HSBH3005 Evidence Based Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Leigh Wilson Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 Assessment: PICO framework (40%), critical apprisal essay (40%) and impact statement (20%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Evidence-based health care is the conscientious use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individuals or the delivery of health services. This unit will introduce students to evidence-based health care by developing an understanding of knowledge and evidence, and critical appraisal skills to inform decision-making in health care policy and practice.
Textbooks
Hoffman, T., Bennett, S. and Del Mar, C. (2013). Evidence-based practice across the health professions (2nd ed.). Chatswood: Elsevier.
HSBH3018 Quantitative Research Methods in Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr laboratory session/week, 1x1-hr tutorial session/fortnight Prerequisites: HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 Prohibitions: PSYC2012 or SCLG3603 Assessment: Group presentation (7%), Quizzes (18%), 1000wd report (25%) and end semester exam 50% Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit teaches about design of observational and experimental studies in health and statistical procedures for data analysis. We will discuss published studies and analyse our own data using relatively simple statistical techniques (correlation, linear regression, t-test, ANOVA, odds ratio, etc.), with understanding of fundamentals of statistical theory. You will develop the ability to draw a sound conclusion about the research question taking into account both statistical result and key aspects of study design. We will also discuss current topics in health research in Australia, and/or globally. You will learn to use Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS), and how to write concise research reports. The unit will prepare you to be a critical reader of health research relevant to your profession and to engage in further research training should you wish to do so.
Textbooks
There is no single textbook. Recommended textbooks are:
HSBH3019 Qualitative Research Methods in Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Stephanie Short Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2-hr Workshop/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: HSBH1007 or HSBH2007 Prohibitions: SCLG2602 or BACH4056 Assessment: 750wd research report (20%),2000wd research report (50%) and end semester take-home exam (30%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study has three aims: to build on core units of study offered in First Year and Second Year to provide critical appraisal skills in reading and utilising qualitative research related to health behaviour and health care; to understand the theoretical orientation of contemporary qualitative health research methods; and to develop skills in undertaking qualitative research methods. With a focus on applying critical and theoretical knowledge, the unit has a practical orientation and students will gain experience in techniques of observation, document analysis, in-depth interviewing and focus group interviews.
HSBH3024 Designing a Research Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Vanessa Lee Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 x 2-hr workshop, and 1x1-hr online and practical activities/week Prerequisites: (HSBH1007 or HSBH2007) or (BACH1161 or HSBH1003 and HSBH1007) Assessment: ethics assignment 1500 wds (30%), oral presentation (20%), research proposal 2000 wds (50%) Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Doing research is an exciting exploration of investigating problems and answering questions. By walking through the research design, this unit of study teaches students the foundation principles of writing a research proposal. Students will develop and plan their own research topic from ethics through to the actual proposal, an important process in the methodology of research. Students will be taught the importance of why we need research and how to do research with integrity. Knowledge translation from research to application will also be explored
Second major related to Health
Units of study for the second major will be as required in the relevant table of units of study.
Note: For further information, including suggested study patterns for second majors please refer to Second Majors in the Bachelor of Health Sciences.
Elective units of study
Along with satisfying the requirements for the Health Sciences major, and a second major related to Health, students must complete enough electives to achieve 144 credit points for the award of the degree. Electives may be chosen from units of study available throughout the University, subject to approval, availability and minimum enrolment.

Honours table

Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)

Honours program; full-time, 4 years

Years 1 to 3

As per Pass course
Notes
1. Honours is undertaken as an additional fourth year of study.

Year 4

Semester 1
BHSC4005 Honours Thesis A

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Tatjana Seizova-Cajic and Dr Justin McNabe Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Average seminars/tutorials per week over the 13-week semester: 6 hrs. Wk 1-8: 6-12 hrs. Wk 9-13: 0-3 hrs. Supervisory meetings: normally 1-hr/week (variable) Assessment: Research methods assessments (42%); Presentation of the research proposal (20%); Literature review 3000wds (38%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit constitutes 40% of the final Honours grade.
Honours students undertake a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. Each student will contribute to designing and/or implementing an approved research project and submit a thesis describing the project and its implications. In completing the research thesis, the student will work closely with academic staff, normally 2 co-supervisors, who will supervise their research activities. Students will meet regularly with their supervisors; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis. Students will attend classes on research methods and statistics, ethics, library skills, writing a literature review, and presentation skills. Additionally students should expect to engage with their supervisor(s) on a regular basis for iIndividual academic/research supervision.
Textbooks
A list of required and recommended textbooks will be available at the beginning of semester.
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS
Semester 2
BHSC4006 Honours Thesis B

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Che Fornusek Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Seminars and tutorials: 24-hrs, irregularly throughout the semester. Supervisory meetings: normally 1-hr/week (varies) Prerequisites: BHSC4005 Assessment: Journal manuscript and detailed methods chapter (5000 words) (80%); Oral presentation (20 mins) (20%) Campus: Cumberland, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit constitutes 60% of the final Honours mark.
Honours students undertake a supervised research project in a health discipline area within the Faculty. Each student will contribute to designing and/or implementing an approved research project and submit a thesis describing the project and its implications. In completing the research thesis, the student will work closely with academic staff, normally 2 co-supervisors, who will supervise their research activities. Students will meet regularly with their supervisors; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis. During this semester the student will work closely with their supervisor to carry out, analyse and synthesise their results. Each student will submit a thesis describing the project and its implications comprised of their literature review, their research proposal, their journal manuscript and associated methods chapter, their final oral slides and their response to the questions. Students will meet regularly with their supervisors; attend seminars and workshops that contribute to the research process and their thesis.
Textbooks
A list of recommended or required texts will be provided at the beginning of semester
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL: 24 CREDIT POINTS