HLT515 Health Science Research Portfolio (32)

This subject is an independent investigation in a health-related topic involving the critical review of the existing literature and either: (a) the collection, analysis and interpretation of new data; or (b) the original analysis and interpretation of existing published data. Students will conduct their investigation under the supervision of an appropriate CSU academic.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HLT515. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

The subject is designed for students enrolling in the Master of Health Science course but might be appropriate for students enrolled in other courses with permission from both the subject and course coordinators.


( HLT505 or BMS500 ) and ( HLT506 or BMS508 )

Incompatible Subjects

BMS509, BMS510, BMS518, HLT504, HLT507, HLT508, HLT509, HLT514, HLT522, PHM509

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse, evaluate and review current research literature
  • be able to conduct a study in an area related to the practise of their health discipline
  • be able to collect and critically analyse data relevant to the research project
  • be able to write a scientific paper for a peer reviewed journal


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Individual investigation/research, associated with students' specialisation of study

Special Resources

Students will undertake research project at their own cost


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.