Bachelor of Biomedical Science - Medical

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

he Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) provides a pathway into the graduate entry Doctor of Medicine offered by the University of Melbourne in Shepparton for regional students intending to practice medicine in a regional location. In this pre-medicine course, you'll combine the fields of biology, pharmacology and medicine. You will learn about the human body, its structure and its functions. This includes understanding how disease manifests and how drug strategies are used to treat disease. You'll learn: Practical skills needed to explore the underlying molecular basis of acute and chronic illnesses How to apply biomedical research How to convey scientific and biomedical science information. Your studies will be held on rural campuses in Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga. Subjects studied meet the admission criteria defined by the University of Melbourne for the Doctor of Medicine. The University of Melbourne also requires students to have a 75 WAM (weighted average mark) and a continued commitment to country living whilst completing the course in order to guarantee a place in the Doctor of Medicine course.

Standard entry requirements

VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry. HSC: One of English (Standard), English (Advanced) (Band 3), English as a Second Language (Band 4). One of Chemistry (Band 3). To be eligible applicants must have resided (according to principal home address) for at least 5 years consecutively, or 10 years cumulatively, in areas classified by the Australian Standard Geographical Classification-Remoteness Area (ASGC-RA) as RA2 to RA5 since birth and preferably have completed Years 11 and 12 at a school in an area classified as RA2 to RA5. Applicants offered a Multiple Mini Interview will be sent an email in December detailing the interview process and are required to attend interviews between 3-7 January 2019. The MMI will consist of situational questions focussing on: advocacy, collaboration, critical thinking, empathy, ethical reasoning, motivation, and regional identification. The applicant must demonstrate adequate communication skills at the MMI.

Study pathways

This Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical) is designed to provide a pathway into the graduate entry Doctor of Medicine offered by the University of Melbourne in Shepparton, for regional students intending to practice medicine in a regional location.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Albury-Wodonga No information available No No information available
Bendigo
  • ATAR: 86
No No information available

Further information

If you don't proceed to the Doctor of Medicine, you'll graduate well-prepared for roles in biomedical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries as well as in hospitals and government departments. You will also be suitable for roles in medical sales and health communication.

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