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Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science

Degree Type Honours Bachelor

Duration 1 year full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code N/A

CRICOS 057302D

No new admissions for 2017. Please see the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences.

The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program is only available to students who have passed the Third Year Examination of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program is a research based degree. The main component of the program is a research project, leading to the production of a research report or thesis.

Students who pursue the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program, should develop an insight into the research culture, practice in scientific thinking, understanding of scientific methods and skills in verbal and written scientific communication.

There are two study options for obtaining a Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours): (a) full-time study with intermission from the MBBS program; or (b) part-time study concurrent with the MBBS program.

Students who opt to study the Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program full time benefit from being ‘immersed’ into research activities without having other study commitments. 

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    CRICOS 057302D
    Intake February and/or July (subject to availability)
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Graduate entry only.
    How to Apply
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    Annual tuition fees
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    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
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  • Degree Structure

    The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) has a standard full-time duration of 1 year. To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), a student must complete satisfactorily a program of study from one of the specialisations listed below, with a combined total of not less than 24 units.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    • Acute Care Medicine
    • Anatomical Sciences
    • Dentistry
    • General Practice
    • Medicine
    • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    • Orthopaedics and Trauma
    • Paediatrics
    • Pathology
    • Pharmacology
    • Physiology
    • Psychiatry
    • Public Health
    • Rural Health
    • Surgery

    Example Study Plan

    The Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours) program is only available to students who have passed the Third Year Examination of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours), a student must complete satisfactorily a program of study from one of the following specialisations:

    Acute Care Medicine
    Core Course
    MEDICINE 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    ACUCARE 4400A Honours Acute Care Medicine Research Project Part 1
    ACUCARE 4400B Honours Acute Care Medicine Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    ACUCARE 4410A Honours Acute Care Medicine Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    ACUCARE 4410B Honours Acute Care Medicine Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Anatomical Sciences
    Core Course
    HLTH SC 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    ANAT SC 4400A Honours Anatomical Sciences Research Project Part 1
    ANAT SC 4400B Honours Anatomical Sciences Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    ANAT SC 4410A Honours Anatomical Sciences Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    ANAT SC 4410B Honours Anatomical Sciences Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Dentistry
    Core course
    DENT 4005 Research Methods and Ethics

    Research Project
    DENT 4400A Honours Dental Science Part 1
    DENT 4400B Honours Dental Science Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    DENT 4410A Honours Dental Science Two Year Continuing
    DENT 4410B Honours Dental Science Two Year Final

    General Practice
    Core course
    MEDICINE 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    GEN PRAC 4400A Honours General Practice Research Project Part 1
    GEN PRAC 4400B Honours General Practice Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    GEN PRAC 4410A Honours General Practice Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    GEN PRAC 4410B Honours General Practice Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Medicine
    Core course
    MEDICINE 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    MEDICINE 4400A Honours Medicine Research Project Part 1
    MEDICINE 4400B Honours Medicine Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    MEDICINE 4410A Honours Medicine Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    MEDICINE 4410B Honours Medicine Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Obstetrics & Gynaecology
    Core courses
    SPRH 4002 Literature Review - Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics
    SPRH 4300 Honours Paediatrics and Reproductive Research Skills

    Research Project
    OB&GYNAE 4400A Honours Research Project - Obstetrics & Gynaecology Part 1
    OB&GYNAE 4400B Honours Research Project - Obstetrics & Gynaecology Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    OB&GYNAE 4410A Honours Research Project - Obstetrics & Gynaecology  (Part-time) Continuing
    OB&GYNAE 4410B Honours Research Project - Obstetrics & Gynaecology  (Part-time) Final

    Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
    Core course
    MEDICINE 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    OPHTHAL 4400A Honours Ophthalmology Research Project part 1
    OPHTHAL 4400B Honours Ophthalmology Research Project part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    OPHTHAL 4410A Honours Ophthalmology Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    OPHTHAL 4410B Honours Ophthalmology Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Orthopaedics & Trauma
    Core course
    MEDICINE 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    ORT&TRAU 4400A Honours Orthopaedics & Trauma Research Project Part 1
    ORT&TRAU 4400B Honours Orthopaedics & Trauma Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    ORT&TRAU 4410A Honours Orthopaedics & Trauma Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    ORT&TRAU 4410B Honours Orthopaedics & Trauma Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Paediatrics
    Core courses
    SPRH 4002 Literature Review - Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics
    SPRH 4300 Honours Paediatrics and Reproductive Research Skills

    Research Project
    PAEDIAT 4400A Honours Research Project - Paediatrics Part 1
    PAEDIAT 4400B Honours Research Project - Paediatrics Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    PAEDIAT 4410A Honours Paediatrics Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    PAEDIAT 4410B Honours Paediatrics Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Pathology
    Core course
    HLTH SC 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    PATHOL 4400A Honours Pathology Research Project Part 1
    PATHOL 4400B Honours Pathology Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    PATHOL 4410A Honours Pathology Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    PATHOL 4410B Honours Pathology Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Pharmacology
    Core course
    HLTH SC 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    PHARM 4400A Honours Pharmacology Research Project Part 1
    PHARM 4400B Honours Pharmacology Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    PHARM 4410A Honours Pharmacology Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    PHARM 4410B Honours Pharmacology Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Physiology
    Core course
    HLTH SC 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    PHYSIOL 4400A Honours Physiology Research Project Part 1
    PHYSIOL 4400B Honours Physiology Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    PHYSIOL 4410A Honours Physiology Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    PHYSIOL 4410B Honours Physiology Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Psychiatry
    Core course
    MEDICINE 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    PSYCHIAT 4400A Honours Psychiatry Research Project Part 1
    PSYCHIAT 4400B Honours Psychiatry Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    PSYCHIAT 4410A Honours Psychiatry Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    PSYCHIAT 4410B Honours Psychiatry Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Public Health
    Core course
    PUB HLTH 4300OL Developing a Research Proposal

    Elective courses
    Courses to the value of 9 units from the following:
    PUB HLTH 4073 Indigenous Health
    PUB HLTH 4074 Introduction to Biostatistics
    PUB HLTH 4075 Introduction to Epidemiology
    PUB HLTH 4076 Health Policy and Public Health Interventions
    PUB HLTH 4078 Qualitative Research Methods in Health
    PUB HLTH 4081 Health Economics
    PUB HLTH 4108 Public Health Ethics
    PUB HLTH 4113 Environmental and Occupational Health
    PUB HLTH 4147 Health Technology Assessment

    Research Project
    PUB HLTH 4200A Honours Thesis Part 1
    PUB HLTH 4200B Honours Thesis Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    PUB HLTH 4210A Honours Thesis Part 1 Two Year Continuing
    PUB HLTH 4210B Honours Thesis Part 2 Two Year Final

    Rural Health
    Core course
    MEDICINE 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    RUR HLTH 4400A Honours Rural Health Research Project Part 1
    RUR HLTH 4400B Honours Rural Health Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    RUR HLTH 4410A Honours Rural Health Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    RUR HLTH 4410B Honours Rural Health Research Project (Part-time) Final

    Surgery
    Core course
    MEDICINE 4003 Honours Research Skills

    Research Project
    SURGERY 4400A Honours Surgery Research Project Part 1
    SURGERY 4400B Honours Surgery Research Project Part 2
    In the case of a part-time enrolment the following two courses must be completed in two consecutive years:
    SURGERY 4410A Honours Surgery Research Project (Part-time) Continuing
    SURGERY 4410B Honours Surgery Research Project (Part-time) Final







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