Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Course summary for local students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery|
|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.
|Next available intake|
February (Semester 1)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||$10,440 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
Health - Student and Academic Services
|CRICOS course code||064429G|
|Deakin course code||H311|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Key dates
- 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.
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 pre-registration 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.
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
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
Full-fee paying (FFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.
Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
Fee information for all domestic students
The current Federal Government has proposed a number of major reforms for the higher education sector (see the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014), including fee deregulation in respect of domestic student fees. This legislation may be reintroduced to the parliament in the latter half of 2015 and if passed, will impact on the CSP and FFP course fees applicable in 2016.
* Therefore, the indicative annual course fee shown is 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 full-time study within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP and FFP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline 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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search. Should a change in Government policy affect the cost of units offered, the website will be updated as soon as possible.
The fees per unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org au for more information about 2016 fees.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or FFP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
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.
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.
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. 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/facs/bdb/fmu/service-agreement/4.departmental-policies-procedures-and-initiatives/4.6-safety-screening-disability-worker-exclusion-scheme-referee-checks-police-record-check-and-working-with-children-check
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 or GAMSAT) and an interview. Prior experience, connection and empathy with rural and regional living and a commitment to working within these areas will be taken into account. Further details on the admission process are available at http://www.deakin.edu.au/medicine/study-options/domestic-admission. An Indigenous Entry Stream is also available for applicants who can demonstrate eligibility as an Indigenous Australian. For more information contact the School of Medicine (email@example.com), or go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/medicine/study-options/indigenous-students
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)
Credit for prior learning - general
Credit for prior learning will only be considered in exceptional circumstance for students wishing to transfer into the course from equivalent current graduate medical programs.
How to apply
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many places will be available?
The School of Medicine will offer 130 CSP places in 2017. This includes 37 Bonded Medical Places (BMP).
15 international places will be offered in 2017.
Up to 5% of domestic places will be held for Indigenous applicants who apply through the Indigenous Entry Stream.
What is a Bonded Medical Place (BMP)?
If offered a BMP you sign an agreement with the Australian government to work in a district of workforce shortage (as determined by the Department of Health and Ageing) of your choice for four years. More information available at: http://www.health.gov.au/bmpscheme.
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.
There are extensive clinical placements throughout the course - see individual unit descriptions for full details.