Bachelor of Medical Science

Program code

1306

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time
equivalent offered over 2 years

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$33,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

7.0

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

058449K

Offered in

Trimester 1

Prerequisites

  • English
  • For applicants who completed secondary studies up to three years before applying and have not attempted tertiary study at diploma level or higher

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths B
  • One of Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Why choose this program?

This degree, designed for high-achieving secondary school leavers, provides the opportunity for you to progress directly into our Doctor of Medicine (5099)*.

In your first year, you will be introduced to the basic sciences underpinning biomedical science - anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, health, genes and disease, law and ethics, microbiology, physiology, molecular genetics and psychology.

In second year, you will study these areas in greater depth and take medically focused courses in immunology, infectious disease, pharmacology, metabolism, biochemistry, and epidemiology.

Honours

Honours is available for this degree (through an additional year of study).

* The Doctor of Medicine is an extended Masters program (AQF Level 9).

Attendance information

This program is an intensive two-year degree that will be offered full-time at Nathan in on-campus mode. Intensive teaching periods and web-based courses will be available. The program is only offered in an accelerated mode and includes Trimester 3. There will be no break between trimesters for the duration of the program.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

If you progress to the Doctor of Medicine, you will be preparing for a career in specialist clinical practice, primary care medicine, biomedical research and healthcare services.

Pathways to further study

Provisional entry into the Griffith Doctor of Medicine program

Completion of the Bachelor of Medical Science program with a GPA (calculated according to Graduate Medical Admissions Centre procedures) of at least 5.0 and a minimum grade of Pass in the designated course Human Skills for Medicine will see graduates gain seamless entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099).

The Bachelor of Medical Science is a fast-tracked two-year program.

The type of place in the Doctor of Medicine program offered to Bachelor of Medical Science graduates who meet the requirements will be allocated according to the GPA achieved in the Bachelor of Medical Science taking into account individual preferences.

In the interests of equity and fairness to all applicants, applicants who do not achieve the GPA and/or Pass or better in the designated course Human Skills for Medicine, regardless of circumstances such as illness, misadventure or disadvantage during the Bachelor of Medical Science program will not meet the stated criteria for admission and, therefore, will not be considered for entry to the Doctor of Medicine program.

Bachelor of Medical Science students need to be aware that should they be successful in gaining entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099) program, additional requirements must be met prior to commencement. Information about these requirements and other relevant information can be found on the Fit for Placement website.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Medical Science (1306)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 33.0 $412.50 $33,000.00
2019 Fee Band 31.5 $393.75 $31,500.00
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information