If you are interested in working with people and you would like to make a difference to the way primary care is delivered in the community, then this is the place for you!

General Practice and Primary Care Honours Program

2024 Honours Program Information sessions:

Attend one of our information sessions to meet the Honours Coordination team and current students and hear about Honours in the Department General Practice and Primary Care

Date: Wednesday 4 October (virtual)
Time: 4.00 – 5.30pm
Location:  Zoom (https://unimelb.zoom.us/j/81089983118?pwd=OEx0dktjOGhRbTNzT01wV3NrK2F5UT09 / Password: 544805)

Research projects:

All our Honours projects focus on primary care/general practice and are qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods rather than lab based. This means the research is conducted using existing datasets or by surveying or interviewing patients or clinicians about a topic within a primary care setting. 2024 Honours projects are available in the following research areas:

  • Cancer in Primary Care,
  • Children and Young People’s Health,
  • Consumer Research,
  • Data Driven Quality Improvement,
  • Health Data Science for Medical Research
  • Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance,
  • Primary Care Mental Health,
  • Sexual Abuse and Family Violence: SAFE.

General Practice and Primary Care 2024 Honours Projects (Updated 04/10/2023)

Course structure:

The Honours program involves two coursework subjects (25 points) and a Research Project (75 points).

Subject codeSubject nameSemesterPointsTaught by
BIOM40001Introduction to Biomedical Research112.5Faculty
GENP40002Introduction to Primary Care Research112.5Department of General Practice and Primary Care
GENP40000Primary Care Research Project (Part 1)125Department of General Practice and Primary Care
GENP40001Primary Care Research Project (Part 2)250Department of General Practice and Primary Care

The department Coursework subject provides  students with:

  • the common building blocks needed for biomedical research; and
  • an understanding of both processes and skills which are essential to the conduct of human research in the primary care setting.

The Research Project subject requires the students to undertake an original supervised project and provides the student with valuable research skills.


For further information about this Honours program please contact:

Ms Sam Parkin
Honours Program Coordinator (Administrative)
Department of General Practice and Primary Care
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences