• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Population Studies, Public Health, Health
  • Specialisation code POPH-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Population Health Honours Specialisation

The Population Health Honours specialisation is intended for students who have a broad training in a discipline related to population health and are interested in undertaking an independent research project in this field. The Honours specialisation is usually taken full time for two consecutive semesters and includes research training, in-depth analysis of current concepts in the fields as well as a substantial research project culminating in the production of a thesis. Honours is a solid foundation in the basics of research and can be an entry into many careers or a pathway to a PhD.


Admission Requirements

Satisfaction of the admission requirements described in the relevant honours plan:

  • A Bachelor Degree with a major or equivalent in a cognate discipline
  • and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project.
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This Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

30 units from completion of POPH4005 Population Health Honours Research Project, which must be undertaken more than once, in consecutive semesters


12 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

POPH4101 Biostatistics in Population Health

POPH4100 Fundamentals of Epidemiology


6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

POPH4107 Public Health Research Project development

POPH4315 Methods in Applied Epidemiological Research


HONS4601 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the class of Honours and the mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

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