• Code HLTH4001
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by School of Medicine and Psychology
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Health Science
  • Areas of interest Health Medicine and the Body, Medicine, Health
  • Work Integrated Learning Projects
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Anna Olsen
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    See Future Offerings
  • STEM Course

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. 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.

Work Integrated Learning


Indicative Assessment

  1. Research proposal (literature review, methodology, ethics, timeline) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Presenting scientific information oral presentation (10) [LO 1,2,4,5]
  3. Thesis (70) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Research skills workshops (hurdle requirement) (0) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Student seminars (hurdle requirement) (0) [LO 1,2,5]

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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).

You will need to contact the School of Medicine and Psychology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

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
2023 $860 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $1140 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3693 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View
3698 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person View

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6686 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View
6691 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View

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