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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleBMedSc(Hons)
CRICOS code068848A
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield, Clayton, Gippsland, Sunway)
Contact details

Telephone: +61 3 9902 0237, email: bmedsc@med.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/bmedsc/

Course coordinator

Dr Juanita Fernando

Notes

  • This course is only available to medicine/surgery students.
  • Full-time study only

Description

This course provides students with an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of an aspect of medical science and to pursue the study of this field through research. Students will undertake research activities supervised through a department of the faculty and complete a minor thesis.

Depending on the criteria of entry and units undertaken, students can complete this course and receive the award in medical science or medical science (global health).

Objectives

On completion of this course, students will be expected to demonstrate the generic attributes of a Monash graduate. The objectives of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science are to:

  • demonstrate retrieval, interpretation and evaluation of information in medical and other research based publications
  • acquire an understanding of various methodologies in human, public health and biomedical science research
  • acquire an in-depth understanding of an aspect, issue or problem within a human, public health or biomedical science research field
  • demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical requirements for research activities in human, public health and biomedical science research
  • demonstrate the capacity to design, frame, conduct and report on a small-scale project in human, public health or biomedical science research.

Entry requirements

The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science

Students must have successfully completed:

  • two or more years of the undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at Monash University
  • one or more years of the graduate Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University
  • two or more years of a medicine/surgery course from another institution deemed by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences as equivalent.

Students wishing to undertake the BMedSc(Global Health) must have successfully completed at least three years of the Monash MBBS.

Students enrolled in a Monash University, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree may apply to undertake this course, as specified above, any time prior to graduation. Students who enrol in this course when they have completed the final year of their Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery enrolment will be placed on intermission and will not be able to graduate from the MBBS until they have completed the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science. Both awards will be conferred at the same graduation ceremony.

The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Global Health)

Students must have successfully completed two or more years of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University.

Structure

Monash MBBS students commence the course in semester one and must complete an honours research project (48 points). Applications for semester two entry will be considered on a case by case basis.

Non-Monash medicine/surgery students commence the course in semester two and must complete an honours research project (36 points) plus two course work units in research methodology (12 points).

Students seeking to receive the award of The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Global Health) will complete a course unit in global health research (12 points) and two project units (comprising a total of 36 points).

Requirements

Monash MBBS students

  • MED7001 Bachelor of Medical Science 1 (24 points)
  • MED7002 Bachelor of Medical Science 2 (24 points)

Non-Monash medicine/surgery students

  • MED7011 Medical Science Research Project A (18 points)
  • MED7012 Medical Science Research Project B (18 points)
  • MED7201 Medical Research Methods 1 (6 points)
  • MED7202 Medical Research Methods 2 (6 points)

Global health award students

Global Health Stream co-ordinators: Dr Nikos Thomacos and Dr Rosalie Aroni.

This stream is available at the Caulfield campus.

  • HSC4011 Advanced studies in contemporary and global health research (12 points)
  • HSC4001 Global health research project 1 (12 points)
  • HSC4002 Global health research project 2 (24 points)

Award(s)

Bachelor of Medical Science

The honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science

The Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Global Health)

Where more than one award is listed the actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.