Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

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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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

Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Semester 1

  • 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.

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

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.

Entry requirements

Selection for the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) will be determined by undergraduate degree academic performance; an aptitude test - the Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) or Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and an interview. Further details on the admission process are available at http://www.deakin.edu.au/medicine/study-options/international-admission

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)

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.

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.

Course learning outcomes

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.

 

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
  • 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

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

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

    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.

    Fee information

    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.

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    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

    Additional course information

    12 international places will be offered in 2018.

    Offered campuses

    Geelong Waurn Ponds

    Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus is located on the western edge of Geelong, boasting expansive landscaped grounds.


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