Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

Become a qualified Medical Practitioner when you study a Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) at Deakin University. Find out more today.

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Key facts

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in all bands (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org

Duration

4 years full-time.

The course is only available to students on a full-time basis.

This is a four-year graduate entry program for students who have already completed an undergraduate degree.

Campuses

Course information

Enjoy extensive clinical training in health services, with an emphasis on rural and regional medicine.

The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery is a graduate entry program for students wishing to qualify as medical practitioners.

Learn about anatomy, physiology, and pathology, plus clinical procedural skills, public health issues, and managing chronic diseases.

During the clinical placement component of this course, all students will complete at least four weeks of a dedicated rural attachment (to comply with Commonwealth Department of Health requirements).

You will study at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for the first two years, learning through problem-based seminars and practical classes. You will also get clinical experience in laboratories, hospitals, and other health services in the Geelong region.

During year three most students will undergo intensive clinical training within health services attached to one of four clinical schools.

Most students will be based at public and private hospitals and general practices in Geelong, Warrnambool, Ballarat or Melbourne for four five-week rotations. A small cohort will attend our Rural Community Clinical School (RCCS) where they will be based in GP clinics with local hospital visiting rights across a number of towns in western Victoria. The course concludes in year four with three six-week terms: two ‘selectives’, a pre-internship hospital rotation and a further ambulatory rotation, and an ‘elective’ that can be taken in Australia or overseas.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery students must attain 32 credit points. All units are core units (these are compulsory). The course is only available on a full-time basis. Students must pass all units including all components of units in the course.

Units

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • Medicine 1A HME101
  • Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Medicine 1B HME102
  • Year 2 - Semester 1

  • Medicine 2A HME201
  • Year 2 - Semester 2

  • Medicine 2B HME202
  • Year 3 - Semester 1

  • Medicine 3A HME301
  • Year 3 - Semester 2

  • Medicine 3B HME302
  • Year 4 - Semester 1

  • Medicine 4A HME401
  • Year 4 - Semester 2

  • Medicine 4B HME402
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    H311
    CRICOS code
    064429G
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Semester 1 - 30/01/2017

    • Start date: 30/01/2017
    • Available at:
      • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

    Fees note: The Australian Government sets a limit for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. Students enrolled in this course who transfer from a student visa or other temporary visa to a permanent visa will not receive a CSP place. These students will be transferred to a full fee-paying domestic place. For more information about fees, please visit http://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/fees/domestic.

    Additional course information

    12 international places will be offered in 2018.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Health you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals, online interaction and clinical placements. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Work experience

    There are extensive clinical placements throughout the course - see individual unit descriptions for full details.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    A relevant Bachelor degree completed not more than 10 years before the course commencement date, with a final GPA (weighted) of 5.0 or greater and either:

    GAMSAT A minimum score of 50 in each of the three sections of the GAMSAT, and an overall score of 50 or greater, OR MCAT - A score of 125 or greater in each of the four sections of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

    The score on the MCAT or GAMSAT must be obtained in the two years preceding the year of application.

    Inherent requirements

    Applications are accepted from students who possess the skills and prerequisites required to complete the course, gain professional certification and practise safely. The inherent requirements of the course are listed in the document, BMBS Inherent Requirements (pdf 258kb)

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Please be advised the Australian Government caps Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. If you are enrolled in this course and transfer from a student visa or other temporary visa to a permeant visa, you are unlikely to receive a CSP place. You would however be eligible for a full fee-paying domestic place. For more information about fees, please visit deakin.edu.au/courses/fees/domestic.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    Deakin Medical School graduates will be well prepared to work as interns in regional, metropolitan and interstate hospitals. They will be equipped to enter training programs for a diverse range of medical careers, including general practice, surgery, pathology, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatrics, anaesthetics, geriatric medicine, radiology, occupational and rehabilitation medicine and many other specialities. Other possible career paths include academia, medical research and hospital and government medical administration.

    Professional recognition

    This course is accredited with the Australian Medical Council (AMC). Graduates who satisfactorily complete pre-registration training will qualify as Registered Medical Practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.

    Note: This course is currently accredited as at the date of publishing.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline Specific knowledge and capabilities

    Diagnose and manage clinical conditions, and carry out practical procedures to provide safe patient care.

    Communication

    Communicate complex knowledge, skills and ideas to patients, carers, colleagues and communities, and the wider community by selecting appropriate communication modes whilst demonstrating collaboration and teamwork in caring for patients, professionalism, well developed judgement, adaptability, accountability and responsibility.

    Digital Literacy

    Using digital technology responsibly to enhance medical practice.

    Critical thinking

    Critically appraise and apply knowledge to problem solve and make sound professional and patient care decisions.

    Problem Solving

    Find healthcare solutions through the application of evidence based practice.

    Self-management

    Work ready doctors who demonstrate professional obligation and responsibility to patients, the profession and self; and show a lifelong commitment to reflective learning through practice, research and teaching.

    Teamwork

    Demonstrate collaborative practice within a health care team to provide safe, high quality medical care.

    Global Citizenship

    Prioritise prevention and implement holistic approaches to enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations. Public health advocates committed to advancing the health and wellbeing of rural, remote, Indigenous and marginalised individuals and communities.

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Credit for prior learning

    Credit for prior learning will not be granted for this course.

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