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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.

SATAC Code 324971

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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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      A completed Bachelors degree with a GPA of 5.0 or better.

      For students with a GPA below 5.0, the University requirement can be waived with support from the supervisor and Honours coordinator. Any recommendation to approve a waiver of the grade requirement requires approval from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic).

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 093161B
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications 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 International student place: $37,500


    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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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 2 Nov 2017