Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The Bachelor of Pre-Medicine, Science and Health provides a solid foundation towards graduate medicine, dentistry, veterinary studies, optometry, podiatry, physiotherapy or pharmacy. Depending on which major/minor students choose, this course also leads to a wide range of postgraduate study or professional career options in the physical and life sciences, allied health or health informatics. This degree will explore core content for medical school entry including academic literacy, critical thinking skills and an understanding of what it takes to be a successful health practitioner.
3 years full-time. In the first year, you will study core foundational topics in anatomy, biology, chemistry, exercise physiology, and nutrition. In year two, under the guidance of the course coordinator, you can tailor your interests by selecting one of the following study areas: biomedical research, exercise science, health informatics, medical radiation physics, medical science, molecular medicine and nutrition. In year three, a capstone subject examines medical case studies across topics in the same case-based learning format used by graduate medical schools across the world. The cases are explored and managed via patient-oriented evidence summaries, group video presentations, clinical trial critiques and debates on ethical issues.
- biomedical research
- exercise science
- health informatics
- health practice
- medical radiation physics
- medical science
- molecular medicine
Standard entry requirements
DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks: Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 95 or an IB of 37. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied Mathematics, any two units of science. Ideally, students will have studied Biology, Chemistry. Students who have not completed Chemistry at the HSC level are required to complete a Chemistry bridging course. Students who have not completed Biology at the HSC are strongly recommended to enrol in a Biology bridging course. Both courses are offered in February each year. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for a specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.
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