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!

Information session:
The Department of General Practice 2022 Honours information session was held on Wednesday 25 August. Please click here to view the slides.

2022 Project list:
Please click here to view the DGP 2022 project list. We ask at this initial stage that you do not contact the principal supervisors directly and email DGP Honours administrative coordinator Sam Parkin sparkin@unimelb.edu.au with your preferred Research Area/projects (up to 3) by Sunday 12 September. We will organise specific research area information sessions with the supervisors which, based on your preferences, which you will be invited to attend in late September/early October.

Within the Department we conduct research in 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. We also have research projects in Sexual Health and Medicinal Cannabis.

Further details about past Honours student projects can be found here.

Course structure:
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's degree and the personal financial assessment.