Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo

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.

Next available intake

February (Medicine Semester 1)

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$64,520 for 1 yr full-time AUD
CRICOS course code064429G
English language requirements

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

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

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

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

You will also undertake one year of training as an intern at accredited hospitals.

This course is ideal for the kind of person who enjoys problem-solving, has a steady hand, and wants to help people get well.

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.

Fees and charges

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.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

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.

Course rules

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.

Course structure


Level 1

HME101Medicine 1A

HME102Medicine 1B

Level 2

HME201Medicine 2A

HME202Medicine 2B

Level 3

HME301Medicine 3A

HME302Medicine 3B

Level 4

HME401Medicine 4A

HME402Medicine 4B

International places

15 international places will be offered in 2017.

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. Further details on the admission process are available at

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)

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


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.