• Code HLTH4001
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by ANU Medical School
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Health Science
  • Areas of interest Medicine, Health
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr David Kramer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2021
    Second Semester 2021
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In the Health and Medicine Honours course you will apply advanced research methods and work under the supervision of an experienced researcher to propose and justify a research project within the broad areas of health science and/or medical research. You will then conduct novel research using appropriate methodologies and time/project management skills. You will analyse and interpret the collected data within the context of the current literature and justify your conclusions, applying learned skills in scientific writing and the effective presentation of information in tabular, graphical and multimedia and in person presentations. You will develop the ability to effectively respond to critical appraisal of your research outputs and the ability to develop and give effective feedback to peers. Teaching in this course will involve online and in-person workshops and masterclasses to develop key skills. You will be expected to maintain communication and attend regular progress meetings with the nominated supervisor.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.
  2. Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.
  3. Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.
  4. Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental, theoretical or modelling techniques and methods to collect original research data.
  5. Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research Proposal and Justification (15) [LO 2,4,5]
  2. Introductory Seminar (5) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  3. Progress Report (Formative) (0) [LO null]
  4. Research Thesis (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Research Multimedia Presentation and Seminar (10) [LO 3,5]

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The average student workload is 130 hours per six units (total 520 hours for 24 units)

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Health and Medicine Honours Specialisation (HLMD-HSPC).

Prescribed Texts

Text recommendations will be provided by the Supervisor


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 to 24 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $820 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $1090 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4315 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A
4331 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7331 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
7351 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A

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