Bachelor of Health Science (Honours): papers and qualification study information

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The purpose of the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is to advance practice, provide accelerated entry into doctoral or masters study and enhance employment opportunities. This degree is intended primarily for high achieving undergraduate students and recent graduates.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) includes study and research into a specific health science topic, leading to a dissertation. Your individual course of study will be approved by the programme leader. There is a specific pathway for psychology students, who can add two years’ postgraduate study to their honours degree to be eligible for registration.

Potential honours students will be identified during the third year of their bachelor’s degree. At this point you will be encouraged to gain the necessary entry requirements during your study. If you achieve these criteria you will be eligible to enter the honours programme on completion of your bachelor’s degree.

Quick facts

Programme Code: BHSc(Hons) / BHSc(Hons)Psych AK3662
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / 3 years part-time
Venue: North Campus
Start date:
26 February 2018

Entry requirements

  • Completed the Bachelor of Health Science with a B+ grade average or higher in level 7 papers in the selected subject area for this degree, or equivalent
  • An applicant's course of study must be approved by the Dean (or representative) prior to enrolment

Selection criteria

  • An interview may be required


Standard pathway students

HEAL806 Specialist option (30 points)

And 15 points from:
HEAL812 Health Professional Practice (15 points)
HEAL813 Practice Reality (15 points)
RHAB805 Concepts of Rehabilitation (15 points)

And 15 points from:
HEAL807 Quantitative Research I (15 points)
HEAL809 Qualitative Research I (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)

And 15 points from:
HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL801 Disability and Health (15 points)
Or other approved postgraduate paper

HEAL805 Dissertation (45 points)


Psychology Pathway students

Two pathways are offered in postgraduate psychology, starting at the honours level:

Detailed paper information is available on the More Information web page.

Last updated: 18-Jul-2017 2.49pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.