Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)

 Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) course brochure (PDF, 448KB)

Improving health tomorrow and beyond

This course allows graduates of the Bachelor of Health Sciences to undertake an honours year of study. Graduates from other disciplines can also apply for entry into the degree, assuming equivalence of studies.


Supervision of honours projects will be primarily provided by staff from the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, although opportunity exists for students to identify a project and co-supervisor with Monash partner organisations such as the Burnet Institute, the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and others. In keeping with the degree’s focus on health in a global context and the breadth of expertise in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and its partner organisations, a range of local, national and internationally focused honours projects will be available for students.

Career opportunities

Job market growth in the health, government and education sectors is very strong locally and internationally. There is demand for multi-skilled program managers, project managers, policy analysts and health researchers, who are able to understand and work within a global context.

As the fields of public health specifically, and health more generally, become more complex, identifying innovative approaches to the improvement of health, well-being and social outcomes within a global context, will become increasingly more important.

Course structure

Full Year

HSC4100 Health Science research project
(36 credit points)

Semester 1

HSC4200 Advanced studies in Health Science
(12 credit points)

Applications close 30 November in the year prior to study.

SPHPM Honours Project Booklet

Please note that not all of the projects in the SPHPM Honours Project Booklet are suitable for BHSc (Hons) students. Other projects that are not listed may be negotiated with supervisors. Please direct queries regarding project selection to Course Coordinator Dr Darshini Ayton at

Entry requirements

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How to apply

To apply for the Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) course please submit an application online at


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International student enquiries

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