The course offers students the opportunity to undertake a thesis by research in Nursing.
Wagga Wagga campus
Normal course duration
2 years full-time internal
4 years part-time internal
2-4 years distance education
An applicant to the Master of Health Science (Honours) degree must hold:
(i) an undergraduate degree with honours in the health sciences
or a related field;
(ii) hold a Masters coursework degree in the health sciences or
a related field (with an academic record at an average level of
credit or above);
(iii) hold qualifications considered by the Faculty to be equivalent
to those specified above;
(iv) have completed appropriate research methods subjects;
(v) have been engaged in appropriate professional experience in the health sciences or a related field for the equivalent of at least two full-time years.
In the context of (iii) above, students who do not possess a bachelor degree at honours level may be admitted to candidature if they have:
(a) an appropriate first degree and a relevant postgraduate diploma
(both with an academic record at an average level of credit or
(b) an appropriate first degree (with an academic record at an average level of credit or above) and who successfully complete the following Masters subjects:
Research Methods in Health Science A
Research Methods in Health Science B
Under guidance from their supervisors, students are required to determine an area of study apposite to the Faculty's designated fields of research, prepare a research proposal and, where appropriate, obtain ethics approval(s), conduct a research investigation, write a thesis and submit the thesis for examination.
Students should consult the Faculty Office to discuss possible topics.
Transfer among postgraduate programs
With the approval of the University's Higher Degrees Committee, appropriately qualified candidates who are enrolled in the Master of Health Science (Honours) course and who are performing at a satisfactory level may be permitted to transfer candidature to the Doctor of Philosophy program.
Faculty of Health Studies
Wagga Wagga campus
Telephone (069) 33 2726
Facsimile (069) 33 2912
Last revised: 3 January 1996