courses

0041

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/0041
Contact details

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

Course coordinator

Dr Juanita Fernando

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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.

Students who have successfully completed at least the first two years of the undergraduate MBBS course and the first year of the graduate entry MBBS may take leave from the medical course to pursue special studies in a discipline area offered by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences in order to qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc).

Students enrolled in a Monash University, MBBS 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 MBBS 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.

Students who are undertaking a medicine program at a university other than Monash must have completed studies corresponding to a minimum of two years of the Monash undergraduate MBBS program in a medicine program with equivalent curriculum content, learning outcomes and academic standards as determined by the faculty.

Outcomes

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.

International Monash medicine/surgery students commence the course in semester one or 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

  • MED4101 Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science 1 (24 points)
  • MED4102 Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science 2 (24 points)

International Monash medicine/surgery students

  • MED4111 Medical Science Research Project A (18 points)
  • MED4112 Medical Science Research Project B (18 points)
  • MED4201 Medical Research Methods 1 (6 points)
  • MED4202 Medical Research Methods 2 (6 points)

Global health award students

  • 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)

Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science
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.