Welcome potential Honours student.
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!
We offer a variety of research projects, but if you have a passion for a particular area, we may be able to design a project around your interests.
Look under the research groups in the Department, you will see that we conduct research on the following areas:
- Cancer in Primary Care
- Children and Young People’s Health
- Diabetes and Cardio-Metabolic Conditions
- Integrated Mental Health
- Sexual Abuse and Family Violence: SAFE
- Data Driven Quality Improvement
- Data for Decisions
Further details about recent Honours student projects, including areas of sexual health and Indigenous health can be found here.
Information about the Honours projects available in the Department of General Practice in 2021 was presented at our session on 16 September 2020; the slides and audio from the presentation are now available. Further information about the 2021 Honours program is available in this flyer.
The Honours program at the Department of General Practice involves two subjects of Advanced Coursework and a Research Project.
- The Advanced Coursework subjects consist of classes to provide the student 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.
MDHS Faculty Scholarship - Frances Elizabeth Thomson Trust Scholarship
The scholarship is offered to highly-ranked full-time students who have enrolled in an MDHS program through the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Degree with Honours) and the Bachelor of Science (Degree with Honours) and demonstrated a level of financial needs.
Application process: The scholarship is only available to start year intake students.
The Faculty Honours Admission Team sends an invitation with more detailed application process to the eligible students after the course commencement. The selection is mainly based on the academic performance in the bachelor degree and the personal financial assessment.
Students must satisfy the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) entry requirements. We welcome students of every health-related discipline. We currently have students with backgrounds in medicine, nursing, psychology, statistics, policy and community services.
The Faculty of MDHS Health Hub has prepared a guideline on “How to Apply” to current and prospective students for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) and Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours).
This course commences in the middle of February and finishes early November. There is no mid-year intake.
This particular Honours program can only be undertaken on a full-time basis. A student would be expected to be engaged in their research for an average of thirty hours per week over two semesters.
Department of General Practice
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Some students may choose to undertake research projects either based in the community or which require data collection to be undertaken in the community.
Honours students will be supervised by individual staff members, but will also have access to all of the facilities of the Department. Each student will have a desk with a computer. Students will also be fully-fledged members of the Department, with access to the Department and full involvement in all departmental activities, from seminars to parties.
If you require further information about this Honours program please contact:
Professor Meredith Temple-Smith
Director - Research Training
Department of General Practice
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences