Honours Research Project

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


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020 

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

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.

Students who successfully complete this unit 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.

Courses with unit

BH-HSC Bachelor of Health Science (Honours)