The Honours program in the Department of Otolaryngology offers an advanced level of study designed to allow students to specialise their knowledge in hearing sciences, and provides students with the skills required to carry out research related to the function of the auditory system, development of neural prostheses and/or the clinical treatment of hearing loss. In achieving this objective, students will develop abilities to critically analyse research literature, formulate research plans based on hypotheses and statistical requirements, present and defend research results and write a coherent research report. This one-year program provides a foundation for graduates wishing to pursue studies at the Masters or PhD levels, as well as those wishing to seek employment in a research environment. 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
On completion of this Honours program, students should be able to:
- Articulate advanced knowledge of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in core discipline areas in Otolaryngology
- Demonstrate advanced scientific reasoning, problem-solving, and research skills to critically analyse existing knowledge of a research topic and execute a clearly articulated research project, analyse data utilising appropriate research and statistical methods, and interpret results coherently
- Design an individual research project to address a research question relevant to the discipline of otolaryngology
- Identify the range of research methods employed in hearing science, including how to evaluate and interpret the results of such methods
- Articulate scientific explanations of otolaryngology concepts, theories and research findings, and communicate these ideas effectively to various audiences in both written and oral formats
- Apply principles of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship, including identifying and following the principles of ethical conduct of research with animals and humans
- Show proficiency in time management for completion of scientific tasks against set deadlines
- Work effectively within a team of researchers from diverse backgrounds.
Last updated: 25 January 2023