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Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

Degree Type Honours Bachelor

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.


CRICOS 093161B

The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences offers health graduates the opportunity to undertake a research project related to their existing area of study. The main component of the degree is the conduct of a research project leading to the production of a research report or thesis. Students are individually supervised by experts in their field.

The degree enables students to explore and investigate an area of interest in the area of health and medical sciences and to develop the research skills required for study at a higher level. Graduates have research skills and knowledge that complements their prior studies, and will be prepared for research roles across the health care sector and in academia. Completing an Honours degree provides a distinct point of difference in a competitive job market.

Honours projects may be undertaken in the following areas: Acute Care Medicine, General Practice, Medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics & Trauma, Psychiatry, Rural Health, Surgery, Anatomical Sciences, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Public Health.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Mid-year entry? Subject to availability
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    IELTS Overall 6.5 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? No
    CRICOS 093161B
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    Selection Criteria
    ? Completed 3 year relevant bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 5.0 OR ? Successful completion of at least 3 years of a relevant Australian bachelor degree of 4 or more years duration (or equivalent) with a minimum academic performance equivalent to a GPA of 5.0 . ? Student enrolments will be limited to the number of honours projects available.
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $8,850

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,500


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates have highly developed research, writing and organisational skills and are prepared for careers in government, industry, higher education and research.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Potential careers

    Medical Research, Researcher, Laboratory Manager, Laboratory Technician, Medical Scientist, Non Government Organisation Worker, Clinical Scientist, Occupational Health and Safety Professionals, Policy Adviser, Public Health, Public Health Management, Public Health Officer, Research Manager, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Health Educator, Health Promotion Professional, Community Development Officer, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Pharmaceutical and Medical Supplies Representative, Pharmaceutical and Scientific Equipment Sales Representative

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure
    Students completing research projects in the Adelaide Medical School will complete a common 6-unit Research Skills (Honours) course, and an 18-unit Research Project course in the discipline that the supervisor and project are based in.

    Students undertaking their Honours research project in Public Health will complete 12 units of coursework, including a core 3-unit course: Developing a Research Proposal, and a 12-unit Research Project course.

    Areas of Specialisation

    Research projects may be available in the following areas:

    • Acute Care Medicine
    • General Practice
    • Medicine
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopaedics & Trauma
    • Psychiatry
    • Rural Health
    • Surgery
    • Anatomical Sciences
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physiology
    • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    • Paediatrics
    • Public Health
    Program Coordinators for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences can be found here.
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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017


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