Bachelor of Medical Science
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Face to face on campus.
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This degree is comparable to the additional year taken by candidates in an Honours degree. It is designed to provide students with training in scientific method and in the verbal and written communication of scientific results.
Students carry out a research project which may be conducted at other sites within Australia or overseas, provided the candidate is able to attend the seminars and has a supervisor from the Faculty of Health willing to oversee his/her progress.
The BMedSci provides opportunity for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine program at the University of Newcastle to undertake supervised research based studies in a discipline of interest over a 12 month period. Students are able to expand both their research knowledge and capabilities. The School of Medicine and Public Health provides research opportunities in a wide and varied range of disciplines.
This degree provides basic training in scientific method and in the verbal and written communication of scientific results. Completion of this degree will assist graduates applying for postgraduate research positions (e.g., PhD) or who intend to embark on a research career.
Students wishing to enrol for this degree must have passed courses totalling at least 240 units in a Bachelor of Medicine or other approved program.
General University credit arrangements can be found at: www.newcastle.edu.au/credit/.
This program is available to International students who have completed 240 units of the Bachelor of Medicine program.
Under Academic Senate resolution (01:335) (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.
Students applying to enrol in this program must have completed a minimum of 240 units of the Bachelor of Medicine program at the University of Newcastle.
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.
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|Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.|
|MEDI4110A||Thesis (Part A)||40 units|
|MEDI4110B||Thesis (Part B)||40 units|