ATAR cut-off
N/A
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International entry requirement

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UAC code

N/A
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

1 years full-time.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 6.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 6.0

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Duration

1 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12389
CRICOS code: 085254G

Program handbook

Description

This is a full year course involving the completion and reporting of a supervised research project.  A wide variety of projects may be undertaken, the essential requirements being that the project is broadly related to the field of medicine and that an established and appropriate scientific methodology is to be employed.  Evaluation of the suitability of projects will be conducted at the time of application by the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) and Head of the School of Medicine and Public Health.  Integral to this evaluation will be confirmation that the application has been supported by a suitably qualified researcher who is able to commit to supervision of the student over the study period.  Projects may be conducted within University laboratories with animals or on human samples; on established databases; within a clinical setting; or in the case of appropriate sociological, behavioural or public health research, in other settings.  Projects do not necessarily have to be conducted within the University of Newcastle, nor do they need to be supervised primarily by a member of the University of Newcastle academic staff, however in cases where a student wishes to conduct research externally, a University of Newcastle academic staff member should be involved as a co-supervisor.  A conjoint appointee may be appropriate as a supervisor, if he or she has adequate research expertise.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrate broad coherent knowledge and academic background appropriate for preparation for further research in a higher degree, and/or to deepen the appreciation of medical science as it underpins a career in medical practice. In particular, demonstrate advanced and in-depth knowledge and skills in a field of Medical or Health Science.
  • Work independently and collaboratively to collect, analyse, interpret and organise scientific information effectively.
  • Identify, define and analyse problems using scientific method to form and test hypotheses; to apply statistical principles and logic as appropriate; and to use appropriate tools for problem solving.
  • Report scientific findings in written, visual and verbal forms and to communicate a convincing and reasoned scientific argument at an appropriately highly skilled level.
  • Apply knowledge and skills to work on a scientific activity both autonomously and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment with an ability to adapt to change, including new technologies and methods.
  • Demonstrate awareness of professional practice in relevant research and possibly clinical disciplines, including an understanding, appreciation and respect for appropriate research conduct and ethical research practice.

Details

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Program code12389
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 years full-time.
  • International students - 1 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian

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Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. School of Medicine and Public Health
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code085254G

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Students applying to enrol in this program must have completed at least 240 units of the Bachelor of Medicine or completed the 3-year Bachelor of Medical Science program at the University of Newcastle or other approved program.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.


Credit transfer

No credit is available in this Honours program


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 years full-time.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

Students are required to enrol in the courses MEDI4110A Thesis Part A (40 units) and MEDI4110B Thesis Part B (40 units), consisting of a program of research which, on completion, is written up in the form of a thesis. During the year students are required to report on the progress of their research at three seminars attended by Faculty staff, and to submit a fully referenced literature review on their field of study by mid-year. 


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
MEDI4110AThesis Part A
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
40 units
MEDI4110BThesis Part B
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
40 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special needs

Under Academic Senate resolution (28 November 2001), the Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes "reasonable accommodations" under Anti-Discrimination legislation.