Honours Overview


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.


Students are able to (1) demonstrate independent research skills; (2) develop a research question/hypothesis; (3) retrieve literature appropriate to a topic; (4) critically appraise existing scientific literature relevant to research topic; (5) construct justifable 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 perform the reseach project; and (11) generate appropriate responses to expert 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 or Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing (or other equivalent major as approved by the SPGH Learning and Teaching Committee).

Intake periods

Beginning of year only


Honours in Population Health can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.


Key to availability of units:
Semester 1
Semester 2
non-standard teaching period
Take all units (42 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S2PAED4401Research Conduct and Ethics
enrolment in
a relevant honours
or postgraduate course
NSPUBH4402Honours Research Process
enrolment in
honours in Population Health (HONS-PPHLT).
or BPhil(Hons) (BH005)
S1, S2PUBH4403Epidemiology INone
S1PUBH4404Population Health Honours Project Part 1
enrolment in
honours in Population Health (HONS-PPHLT)
S2PUBH4405Population Health Honours Project Part 2
enrolment in
honours in Population Health (HONS-PPHLT)
PUBH4401—take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I
enrolment in
or postgraduate courses
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in HealthNone