UWA Handbook 2017

Honours course

Honours in Population Health

In Honours in Population Health, you will complete a research project under supervision and undertake relevant research training units. You will engage in scholarly activities of the School of Population Health and more broadly within the University. Successful completion of this honours specialisation will provide you with the prerequisite knowledge and skills to proceed to enrolment in a higher degree by research. Alternatively, Honours in Population Health prepares you for careers in the health industry that require superior research skills and advanced problem solving and communication skills.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) work independently; (2) develop a research question/hypothesis; (3) search and retrieve literature appropriate to a topic; (4) critically appraise existing scientific literature relevant to research topic; (5) design and justify appropriate research methods; (6) implement a research strategy; (7) demonstrate scholarly communication of research aims, methods, results and interpretations; (8) interpret research results within a broader public health context; (9) discuss the ethical implications associated with research; (10) effectively manage a project; and (11) accept, interpret and respond appropriately to feedback.

Entry requirements: the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent in the Level 3 units in the Population Health major.

Intake periods: Beginning of year only

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2
Take all units (42 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S2PAED4401Research Conduct and EthicsPrerequisites: enrolment in a relevant honours or postgraduate course
S1PUBH4402Honours Research ProcessPrerequisites: enrolment in honours in Population Health; or honours in Child and Adolescent Health; or honours in Women's and Infants' Health
S1PUBH4403Epidemiology INone
S1PUBH4404Population Health Honours Project Part 1Prerequisites: enrolment in honours in Population Health
S2PUBH4405Population Health Honours Project Part 2Prerequisites: enrolment in honours in Population Health
PUBH4401—take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics IPrerequisites: enrolment in honours or postgraduate courses
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in HealthNone