The Honours program in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health will provide students with skills and experience conducting research in an area of population and global health. Population Health researchers address questions designed to improve the health of populations in both Australia and globally, and use a range of approaches including for example; the analysis of population statistics; qualitative research with particular sub-groups in the population; analysis of legal and ethical issues in health, and; evaluation of health programs and policies.
Honours students will have the opportunity to join one of the many research groups within the School. The groups use the approaches described above to address diverse areas of health including; sexual health; indigenous health; mental health; men’s health; women’s health and disease prevention.
The opportunity to specialise provides a strong foundation for the future direction of Honours graduates, whether as a means of progressing to higher degree research at the Masters or PhD level, or improving the scope of employment options and professional advancement.
The course year starts in February and ends in November and is only available full time.
In addition to satisfying the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry requirements, students are required to have completed stream specific prerequisites. Details of stream specific prerequisites can be found at the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) entry and participation requirements page.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who have completed the Population and Global Health Honours program should have acquired:
- A Demonstrated ability to formulate population health research questions;
- Ability to apply ethical principles to the conduct of research with humans;
- Demonstrated expertise in all aspects of research design, including selection of populations, sampling approach, data collection methods and analysis;
- Apply critical and analytical skills to the identification and resolution of problems that arise in the conduct of population health research;
- Proficiency in accessing, searching and summarising published research in population health;
- Demonstrated skills in communicating the findings of a research project in written and oral form;
- Explain the role of fundamental and applied health research in addressing real-world challenges.
Last updated: 11 February 2021