Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery|
This course map is for new students commencing from 2017.
If you require a copy of an older course map, please contact Health Student and Academic Services.
|Campus||Offered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
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.
|CRICOS course code||064429G|
|Deakin course code||H311|
|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.|
- Course overview
- Indicative student workload
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Work experience
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.
Indicative student 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.
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.
Department of Human Services policy
In accordance with Department of Human Services policy*, all students are required to undertake a National Police Record Check prior to clinical placements in each calendar year of their course. Students who fail to obtain a Police Record Check prior to the commencement of clinical placements will not be able to undertake any placements.
Students are also required to undertake a Working with Children Check at the commencement of the course and will be asked to undergo serological testing prior to enrolment. Failure to comply with this policy, or obtain a Working with Children Check, may also prevent students from undertaking clinical placements All enrolled students are required to read, understand and comply with the School of Medicine Infectious Diseases and Immunisation Policy. Students may also be required to declare their immunisation status to satisfy the requirements of health organisations where they will be undertaking their clinical learning experience.
* Department of Human Services Policy on Working with Children Check and Police Records Checks can be found at: http://www.dhs.vic.gov.au/about-the-department/our-organisation/careers/applying-for-a-job/application-process/step-4-safety-screening-checks
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
If you are an International student you need to be aware 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 Current students fees website.
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.
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.
Using digital technology responsibly to enhance medical practice.
Critically appraise and apply knowledge to problem solve and make sound professional and patient care decisions.
Find healthcare solutions through the application of evidence based practice.
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.
Demonstrate collaborative practice within a health care team to provide safe, high quality medical care.
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.
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.
There are extensive clinical placements throughout the course - see individual unit descriptions for full details.