Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition (Honours) - Course Finder @ UOW

Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition (Honours)

Course summary

This degree is for high achieving students who have completed the three-year Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition. This Honours program is an additional fourth year of study and is designed to provide students with the skills needed to demonstrate a clear understanding of research questions, an ability to investigate them and excellence in research practice.

This degree

The Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition (Honours) is a one-year program completed after the initial three-year Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition, for high-achieving students. This Honours degree will allow you to further develop your knowledge and skills in the field of Public Health Nutrition, and make you more competitive in the workforce. It is a research training degree that provides training in in-depth enquiry, specialised development of research skills, project management and communicating findings.

What you will study

In this program you will:

  • Design, plan and implement a substantial piece of research
  • Develop a research proposal, including a hypothesis, and submit an ethics application when and if needed
  • Critically evaluate the relevant literature and exercise creative intellectual enquiry
  • Contribute professionally in a research environment and, when necessary, work as part of a team to collaborate and exchange ideas with colleagues and peers.
  • Present the research as verbal and written thesis/journal articles in an appropriate format.

Course information

Study area

Health & Medicine, Public Health, Social Sciences

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1847

ATAR (UAI)

-

IB Score

26-27

Duration

1 year (2 sessions) full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

069586K

UAC Code

-

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

Academic Requirements

Students must have attained at least a credit average in subjects undertaken in a recognised relevant undergraduate degree. The Postgraduate coordinator and prospective supervisor will determine whether a student’s 300-level subjects are appropriate for entry into the Honours program.

In addition, admission will be dependent upon the availability of an appropriate supervisor, who must be identified by the applicant prior to applying for entry. Students should contact the Department's Postgraduate Coordinator prior to applying for an Honours program.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Fees

2017 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $14,424
Full Course Fee: $28,848

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $14,424
Full Course Fee: $28,848

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Students must have attained at least a credit average in subjects undertaken in a recognised relevant undergraduate degree. The Postgraduate coordinator and prospective supervisor will determine whether a student’s 300-level subjects are appropriate for entry into the Honours program.

In addition, admission will be dependent upon the availability of an appropriate supervisor, who must be identified by the applicant prior to applying for entry. Students should contact the Department's Postgraduate Coordinator prior to applying for an Honours program.

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

2017 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences
24 July 2017

Applications Close 1 June

Session Details
Orientation: 18 July 2017(TBC)
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close
8 December 2017

Session Details
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition (Honours) will be able to:

  1. Gain in-depth knowledge of public health theory as it applies to a specific practical public health research topic.
  2. Develop methodological skills in exploring a key public health issue in the community.
  3. Understand the primacy of conducting high quality research and the process for undertaking robust scientific enquiry. 

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Public Health Nutrition (Honours) requires the successful completion of the subject HAS 400.

The Honours grade will be calculated in accordance with University of Wollongong Method 1. For further information refer to General Course Rules.

Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Honours Year
HAS 400Honours48Annual, Spring 2017/Autumn 2018

 

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW is home to public health and nutrition researchers who are leaders in their field in Australia and internationally. Our academics will supervise and encourage you to build your own Public Health career in whatever avenue you choose. At UOW you will have the opportunity to develop your practical public health skills and professional networks making you a career-ready UOW graduate.

Career opportunities
  • Biomedical Researcher
  • Community or Registered Nurse
  • Counsellor
  • Dietitian
  • Doctor
  • Exercise Scientist/Physiologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • Health Worker
  • Industry Health Worker
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Nutritionist
  • Sports Administrator
  • Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Sports Rehabilitator
  • Sports Scientist
  • Scientific Researcher
  • Allied Health Professional
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