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Bachelor of Health (Honours) (BHEH) - BachHEHons

CRICOS code (International applicants): 096719M

 On-campus#Online*
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Campus:Ipswich, Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:This program must be completed within two years of first enrolling. 
Footnotes
#The Bachelor of Health (Honours) is not available full-time on-campus at the Ipswich campus
*Some students taking courses in the online mode, depending on their negotiated studies/assessment, may have attendance requirements.

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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 269 500
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Email: international@usq.edu.au 
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Freecall (within Australia): 1800 007 252
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 2285
Email: usq.support@usq.edu.au  

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Professional accreditation

The Bachelor of Health (Honours) does not have any professional accreditation.

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Health (Honours) aims to commence the research training of students from a variety of health related disciplines including sport and exercise, paramedicine, biomedical science, medical laboratory science, human services, nursing and midwifery. Graduates who achieve a high level of Honours (either First Class or Second Class division A) would be eligible to apply for a Masters’ program, PhD or Doctor of Health at USQ and other universities.

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Program objectives

On completion of the Bachelor of Health (Honours) students will be able to:

  • demonstrate proficiency in research skills including research planning and implementation, analysis, interpretation and evaluation of research data and the presentation and communication of research findings;

  • demonstrate knowledge and commitment to the ethical and social responsibilities associated with the conduct of research or a discipline project;

  • critically analyse, evaluate and transform information in their discipline area;

  • transmit advanced knowledge, skills and ideas to assist professionals with decision making processes.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 08. Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Health or a related discipline, with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0.

  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The Bachelor of Health (Honours) consists of eight units made up of five core courses and one approved course.

Core courses:


Approved course:

  • choose one from the list of approved courses below.


The project courses provide students with the opportunity to conduct a minor research project or complete a professional practice project on a topic directly related to their discipline area. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health (Honours) will be provided with further information about project selection with their offers.

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Program completion requirements

Students must successfully complete all components of the program to be eligible to graduate.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 2 years to complete this program.

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Major studies

The following majors are available in the Bachelor of Health (Honours):

  • Biomedical Science

  • Human Services

  • Medical Laboratory Science

  • Midwifery

  • Nursing

  • Paramedicine

  • Sport and Exercise


Specific major

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Approved courses

Course  Semester(s) offered 
ANP5002 Immunisation Nursing*  1,2 
ANP5003 Emergency Nursing in Isolated Practice* 
ANP8003 Management in Health Care Practice 
ANP8008 Diagnostics and Assessment* 
ANP8009 Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacology for Scheduled Medicines *  1,2 
HEA8001 Contexts of Practice   1,2 
HEA8102 Perspectives of Healthy Ageing  
HEA8201 Introduction to Clinical Education # 
HEA8202 Relationships for Professional Development and Learning # 
HEA8301 Foundations of Community Health # 
HEA8401 Contemporary Wound Management Practices  
HEA8402 Pain Assessment and Management  
HEA8404 Sexual and Reproductive Health  
HSW4110 Leadership, Management and Entrepreneurship to Maintain Wellbeing  
MHN5120 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 1 # 
NUR8060 Health Policy Analysis and Review  

Footnotes
*This course is only available to Registered Nurses.
#This course will not be offered in 2018.

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IT requirements

Students should visit the USQ minimum computing standards to check that their computers are capable of running the appropriate software and versions of Internet web browsers and to check the minimum and recommended standards for software.

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. Find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Libraryy.

Students may elect to take an approved course that has a residential school. The location of the residential school will be advised at the beginning of each semester.

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Credit

No credit or exemptions will be given from any courses in the program. Candidates must complete all courses at USQ.

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Honours

The level of honours awarded will be determined based on the USQ procedure. Please refer to the Class of Honours Standard Schedule.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Semester 1 entry - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Approval from the Program Coordinator (of the relative discipline) must be obtained before undertaking external study.

Students may commence their studies in either semester 1 or semester 2.

Students must have supervisory approval before beginning their studies. Students need to contact the Program Coordinator (of the relative discipline) to identify a potential Honours supervisor. Incoming students can be put in contact with the Program Coordinator by emailing usq.support@usq.edu.au.


Major Study: Sport and Exercise; Biomedical Science; Medical Laboratory Science; Paramedicine; Human Services; Nursing; Midwifery
CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1/Semester 1

SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH or MSCR or MCTN or BHSH
SCI4407 Complementary Studies A*1111
HSW4100 Health: Project A^11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following program: BHSH Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: SCI4405

Year 1/Semester 2

Approved Course12
SCI4408 Complementary Studies B*1222
HSW4200 Health: Project B^11,211,2Pre-requisite: HSW4100

Footnotes
*Some students taking this course in the online mode, depending on their negotiated studies/assessment, may have attendance requirements.
^Two unit course.

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Semester 2 entry - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


Major Study: Sport and Exercise; Biomedical Science; Medical Laboratory Science; Paramedicine; Human Services; Nursing; Midwifery
CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1/Semester 2

SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH or MSCR or MCTN or BHSH
SCI4408 Complementary Studies B*1212
HSW4100 Health: Project A^11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following program: BHSH Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: SCI4405

Year 2/Semester 1

SCI4407 Complementary Studies A*2121
Approved Course21
HSW4200 Health: Project B^21,221,2Pre-requisite: HSW4100

Footnotes
*Some students taking this course in the online mode, depending on their negotiated studies/assessment, may have attendance requirements.
^Two unit course.

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Semester 1 entry - part-time recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


Major Study: Sport and Exercise; Biomedical Science; Medical Laboratory Science; Paramedicine; Human Services; Nursing; Midwifery
CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1/Semester 1

SCI4405 Research Practice and Ethics11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BSCH or MSCR or MCTN or BHSH
SCI4407 Complementary Studies A*1111

Year 1/Semester 2

Approved Course12
SCI4408 Complementary Studies B*1212

Year 2/Semester 1

HSW4100 Health: Project A^21,221,2Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following program: BHSH Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: SCI4405

Year 2/Semester 2

HSW4200 Health: Project B^21,221,2Pre-requisite: HSW4100

Footnotes
*Some students taking this course in the online mode, depending on their negotiated studies/assessment, may have attendance requirements.
^Two unit course.