courses

0041

Undergraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 (Clayton, 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 students enrolled in a Monash Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.
  • 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.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • describe the ethical requirements for research activities in human, public health and biomedical science research
  • describe various methodologies in human, public health and biomedical science research
  • discuss an aspect, issue or problem within a human, public health or biomedical science research field
  • retrieve, interpret and evaluate information in medical and other research based publications
  • 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 who have successfully completed at least the first two years of the Monash undergraduate-entry Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or the first year of the graduate-entry MBBS may take leave from their 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 Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science.

Students both enrolled in or graduated from a Monash University MBBS may apply to undertake this course, as specified above.

Students who are undertaking or have undertaken 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

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

Students seeking to receive the award of the Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science complete an honours research project (48 points), commencing this course in semester one; applications for semester two entry will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

Requirements

Medical science award students

Students commencing prior to semester two 2013 complete:

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

Students commencing Semester 2, 2013 onwards complete:

  • MED4301 Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science 1 (12 points)
  • MED4302 Honours degree of Bachelor of Medical Science 2 (36 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.