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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery for 2014

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Why study Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery?

It's an exciting time to be studying medicine at Monash. You'll see the discoveries of our world-renowned researchers put into clinical practice through our links to the largest health-care provider network in Australia, which includes the Monash Medical Centre and The Alfred, Melbourne's major casualty hospital.

Our course includes interdisciplinary units that introduce the basic medical and behavioural sciences of anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology.

The course is organised around four broad, integrated themes:

  • Personal and professional development gives you skills in communication, information technology, medical informatics and computing, ethics and the law, and clinical effectiveness.
  • Population, society, health and illness, which considers the social, environmental and behavioural backgrounds of illness and practice, especially in rural and remote areas.
  • Scientific basis of clinical practice, including blocks of units that are a mix of basic medical science, case-based presentations and small-group discussions.
  • Clinical skills, which you'll develop in a range of settings, including hospitals and ambulatory clinics.

The course's first two years are largely campus-based, with some city and rural clinical placements possible. Years three to five are conducted in clinical settings, generally in hospitals and practices across metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria. Year five offers the chance for elective and selective studies.

You also have the option of taking intermission from your studies after second year to undertake the Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science, and focus on an area of medical science research.

Professional recognitions

Australian

The course is accredited by the Australian Medical Council. After successfully completing the medical degree, you become eligible for provisional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and the Medical Board of Australia.

After serving a compulsory internship year of residence in an approved hospital, you become eligible for final registration in Victoria and other states of Australia.

Domestic

Entry requirements

Clearly in ATAR score (2014):

  • Range of criteria (Clayton)

View entry requirements and applications for domestic students

Duration

5 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Average annual student contribution
$ 10,085 AUD
Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Bendigo: full-time
  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 0040

CRICOS code: 017101M

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or visit our website

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

5 years full-time

Fees for 2014

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 63,100 AUD

Intakes

First Semester (March)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Bendigo: full-time
  • On-campus at Clayton: full-time

International students should note that the attendance option of 'Bendigo, full time' under 'Attendance Type for International students' is only available to students in the Extended Rural Cohort (ERC), which is not an option for International students.

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Course code: 0040

CRICOS code: 017101M

Find out more

Enquire nowApply nowEntry requirements

Contact

Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
Online Enquiry: Enquire Now

Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

Places will not be offered to non-school applicants in the MBBS course. Non-school leaver applicants should consider investigating the Monash University graduate medical program at Gippsland.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 30 in Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and

A score of at least 5 in chemistry SL or 4 in chemistry HL.

Extra requirements

LOCAL APPLICANTS (Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only)

Applicants must sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). Registration forms must be submitted to UMAT at ACER in early June. For further information contact the UMAT Officer at ACER (03) 9277 5746, (03) 8508 7643; email umat@acer.edu.au; UMAT web site.

INTERVIEW

Shortlisted students will be invited to attend an interview.

For domestic students (Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents) interviews are offered based on the applicants UMAT and ATAR results. Interviews will be held in January.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Immunisation: Students must satisfy the immunisation requirements in order to participate in placements that are compulsory course requirements.

Monash University is required to inform placement organisations of the immunisation status of all students. If a student does not satisfy the placement organisation's immunisation requirements, it may refuse to accept the student for a placement. A student who is unable to complete all compulsory placements cannot meet the requirements for successful completion of the course Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Students will also be asked to obtain a National Police Certificate (annual requirement) and a Working With Children check on enrolment in the program. It is highly recommended that students hold or attain by the end of first semester, a current registered Level 2 or Senior First Aid Certificate.

A preference for Medicine/Surgery must appear in the initial VTAC application for applicants to be eligible for consideration. Applicants must notify the Faculty Office of changes to their address or telephone details. Only applicants who have listed a preference with VTAC for Medicine/Surgery by the late closing date will be eligible.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

Qualification Clayton
2014 ATAR clearly in for CSP Range of criteria

Applications

Semester one (March)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Equivalent Australian Year 12.

Minimum entrance requirements for non-school-leavers

Places will not be offered to non-school applicants in the MBBS course. Non-school leaver applicants should consider investigating the Monash University graduate medical program at Gippsland.

VCE prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 30 in Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate subject prerequisites

A score of at least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL, and

A score of at least 5 in chemistry SL or 4 in chemistry HL.

English requirements for international students

Gaining the required result in one of the following tests of English language:

IELTS score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

A TOEFL minimum test score of either;

in the written TOEFL, 587 with a Test of Written English (TWE) score of at least 4.5; or

in the internet-based TOEFL, an overall score of at least 94 with at least 24 in the written section, 19 reading section, and no less than 20 in any other section.

Special entry requirements

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS (Non Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents)

International VCE or interstate Yr 12 applicants who are onshore MUST apply through VTAC and must sit the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) (information regarding ISAT to be obtained from ACER), and if invited to do so must attend an interview at Monash Clayton (notified by phone or email). Invitation to attend an interview will depend on the applicants ISAT score.

Other onshore international Medicine applicants need to apply directly to Monash International Recruitment Services.

Offshore international Medicine applicants need to apply directly to Monash International Recruitment Services.

For current information about important dates, please visit our important dates website.

http://www.med.monash.edu.au/medical/central/important-dates.html

INTERVIEW

Shortlisted students will be invited to attend an interview.

For international students interview offers will be based on applicants' ISAT results, Interviews are held throughout the year in Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. Visit the important dates website for details.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Immunisation: Students must satisfy the immunisation requirements in order to participate in placements that are compulsory course requirements.

Monash University is required to inform placement organisations of the immunisation status of all students. If a student does not satisfy the placement organisation's immunisation requirements, it may refuse to accept the student for a placement. A student who is unable to complete all compulsory placements cannot meet the requirements for successful completion of the course Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Students will also be asked to obtain a National Police Certificate (annual requirement) and a Working With Children check on enrolment in the program. It is highly recommended that students hold or attain by the end of first semester, a current registered Level 2 or Senior First Aid Certificate.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Entry scores

2014 international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course are available from the Undergraduate Qualifications Database.

Qualification Clayton
International Baccalaureate 40 plus a range of criteria
A Level GCE (Click on the Undergraduate Qualifications Database link above for details on how the A-Level score is calculated.) 15

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

Applicants for the Malaysia campus should apply directly to the campus. More information can be found by visiting the Malaysia campus website.

Semester two (July)

This course currently doesn't have places available for mid-year entry.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

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