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Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

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Award granted Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Cloud (online)No
Next available intake

February (Medicine Semester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$58,430 AUD
CRICOS course code064429G
LevelUndergraduate
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code H311
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
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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.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) is a four-year graduate entry program for students wishing to qualify as medical practitioners. A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used; however, problem-based learning will be the predominant learning method in years one and two while years three and four will focus on learning as part of health teams in clinical sites.

 

In order to comply with Commonwealth Department of Health requirements for rural clinical placements, all students will need to complete at least 4 weeks of a dedicated rural attachment within their clinical years. For students attached to Geelong and Eastern Health Clinical Schools throughout year 3 and 4, this is most likely to occur within the GP rotation in HME401 or the Elective/ Selective/Pre-internship program in HME402. There will likely be a necessity for directed Selective placements in the event that the rural criteria is not met during the preceding placements. John Flynn Scholarship placements occurring outside of Deakin semester periods cannot fulfil these requirements.

 

Years 1 and 2

Students will be based at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) for the first two years. Problem-based learning seminars will be supplemented by classes, practical classes and clinical experience in clinical skills laboratories, hospitals and other health services in the Geelong region. Clinical experience will commence early in year one. At the end of year two clinical skills will be consolidated by a 'Transition to Clinical Practice' topic in preparation for years three and four.

 

Year 3

During year three most students will undergo intensive clinical training within health services attached to one of four Clinical Schools: three in Western Victoria - Greater Green Triangle Rural Clinical School (Warrnambool area), Grampians Rural Clinical School (Ballarat area), and Greater Geelong Regional Clinical School - and one in Melbourne - Eastern Health Clinical School (Box Hill). In each Clinical School clinical education will be coordinated through a series of six 7-week rotations in hospitals, health services and ambulatory settings including general practices.

 

A cohort of students will spend all of third year attached to a regional general practice where they will complete a parallel rural community curriculum through the Integrated Model of Medical Education in Rural Settings (IMMERSe). Students will cover the same material as those studying in hospital settings.

 

Year 4

Students will be based at public and private hospitals and general practices in Geelong, Warrnambool, Ballarat or Melbourne for four 5-week rotations. The course concludes with three 6-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.

 

On completion of the four-year BMBS, all Australian medical graduates are required to undertake one year of pre-registration training as interns at accredited hospitals.

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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.


Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Fee paying places

- International fee paying places will be offered in 2015.


* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

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.

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Course rules

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

 

Students must pass all units including all components of units in the course.

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Course structure

Level 1

HME101 Medicine 1A  

HME102 Medicine 1B  

 

Level 2

HME201 Medicine 2A  

HME202 Medicine 2B  

 

Level 3

HME301 Medicine 3A  

HME302 Medicine 3B  

 

Level 4

HME401 Medicine 4A  

HME402 Medicine 4B  

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International places

12 international places will be offered in 2015.

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Entry requirements - general

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.

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Entry requirements - specific

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 75k)

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Credit for prior learning - specific

There is no credit for prior learning available to any student in the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au
 

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