Honours Research Project

HEA40003 50 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit prepares students to conduct high quality empirical research in Health Science areas such as health communication, applied statistics, psychophysiology, cognitive neuroscience, biological psychology, biomedical science, sports science, nutrition, health across the lifespan or related disciplines as approved by the Honours coordinator. A specific aim of the unit is to train students in the basic skills to conduct empirical research emphasizing quantitative research methods, identification of a research hypothesis, planning and undertaking a major research project, including critical assessment of the research in the form of a ready-to-submit research journal manuscript.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

1. Work independently and in a collaborative team to achieve project outcomes
2. Critically evaluate and apply research principles and methods
3. Apply research and problem solving skills
4. Make original contributions to scientific knowledge in the field including preparation of research manuscripts for peer review
5. Communicate scientific ideas and research findings to informed professional audiences using a variety of modes.