Courses Handbook 2010

173609 v.3 Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Honours)


Course CRICOS Code: 020864G
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course provides further research knowledge and skills in nursing or midwifery as well as extending theoretical perspectives in preparation for postgraduate studies. A principle component of this course is centred around the planning, conduct and presentation of an honours research project.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

Refer to Admission into Honours Degree Programs and Regulations for Honours Degree in the General Information section of the Curtin Courses Handbook. Only students with outstanding performance in undergraduate study will be considered for entry into the honours program. Students intending to apply for entry must have achieved a minimum course weighted average of at least 65 per cent or higher. Candidates should inform the course coordinator ofan intention to apply for entry to the honours program prior to or immediately after the conclusion of undergraduate study. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated an ability and interest in research and a commitment to academic excellence.

Specific Requirements

Applicants for this course should refer to the Communicable Diseases and Criminal Record Screening/Clearance Section of this publication.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will be able to seek employment in many areas of the health care system. In addition, graduates of this course may be employed within other work environments. The course will provide nurse researchers with increased knowledge and skills that will facilitate career development.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure Disclaimer

Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Semester 1
309585 v.1   Epidemiology and Biostatistics 481 4.0 25.0
310169 v.1   Nursing and Midwifery Honours Preparation 493 6.0 75.0
Year 1 Semester 2
12951 v.4   Nursing and Midwifery Honours Project 494 8.0 100.0


Year Location Period All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2010 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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