Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
Course summary for local students
|Year||2017 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)
|Tuition fee rate||Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees|
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
- 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 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
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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
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. 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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 258kb)
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
The Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) has been developed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in conjunction with the Consortium of Graduate Medical Schools to assist in the selection of students for graduate entry medical programs. It is designed to assess applicants’ capacity to undertake studies in an intellectually demanding course and is open to any student who has completed an undergraduate degree. More information is available at the GAMSAT website http://www.gamsat.acer.edu.au
Applicants wishing to apply through the Indigenous Entry Stream must apply directly to the School of Medicine (please contact email@example.com).
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.