Students who commenced their course before 2012 should consult the rules below.

Note: 90160 is the code for the graduate course. The following rules apply to both the 90110 course and the 90160 (graduate) course unless otherwise stated.

The 90110 and 90160 courses are only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
8.2.2.1(1) The Student Rules in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply to students in this course.

(2) The policies and procedures in the Student Procedures, Rules and Policies section apply except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Applicability of the Faculty general provisions for bachelor's degrees
8.2.2.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor's degrees in 8.2.1 apply to the course for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery.

Courses available
8.2.2.3 There are the following courses for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree—

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (90110)
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (graduate) (90160)

Course structure—Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (90110)
8.2.2.4(1) Subject to (2) and (3) and to Rules 8.2.2.4A, 8.2.2.4B, 8.2.2.4C and 8.2.2.4D, the course consists of units to a total value of 288 points comprising—

(a) all units in Table 8.2.2a (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery core units)—270 points

and

(b) a Level 1 unit chosen with the approval of the Faculty from among the Level 1 units offered within the University—6 points

and

(c) a Level 2 unit from Table 8.2.2b (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery options) or, with the approval of the Faculty, a unit chosen from among the units offered by the Faculty—6 points

and

(d) a Level 3 unit from Table 8.2.2b (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery options) or, with the approval of the Faculty, a unit chosen from among those offered by the Faculty—6 points.

(2) Students who, in the opinion of the Faculty, do not have adequate knowledge of physics must complete PHYS1131 Introductory Physics as the Level 1 unit required under (1)(b).

(3) Before commencing any Level 6 unit of the course students must undertake an elective placement of at least six weeks' duration.

Specialisations and variations 1
8.2.2.4A(1) Students may, if they so elect, pursue a specialisation or a variation within the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course (90110).

(2) The specialisations available are—

(a) Rural and Remote Medicine; and

(b) Aboriginal Health.

(3) The variation available is Rural Clinical Practice.

1 Students intending to pursue a specialisation or variation must meet with the Manager (Student Affairs) and the course coordinator for the relevant specialisation to develop an approved study plan, including clinical placement details.

Rural and Remote Medicine specialisation 1
8.2.2.4B(1) The course structure for students pursuing the Rural and Remote Medicine specialisation is as set out in Rule 8.2.2.4 except that—

(a) instead of any Level 2 option required under Rule 8.2.2.4(1)(c) students must complete IMED2293 Aboriginal Health (6 points);

and

(b) instead of any Level 3 option required under Rule 8.2.2.4(1)(d) students must—

(i) complete RMED3401 and RMED3402 Rural Health Care Part 1 and Part 2 (6 points); or

(ii) if they have not completed IMED2293 Aboriginal Health, complete IMED3393 Aboriginal Health (6 points);

and

(c) instead of the Level 4 core units IMED4501 and IMED4502 Research and Discovery Part 1 and Part 2 (4 points) students must complete RMED4401 and RMED4402 Research and Discovery (Rural and Remote Medicine) Part 1 and Part 2 (4 points);

and

(d) instead of the Level 5 core units IMED5601 and IMED5602 Options Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points) students must complete RMED5501 and RMED5502 Options (Rural and Remote Medicine) Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points);

and

(e) instead of the Level 6 core units IMED6621 and IMED6622 Personal and Professional Development Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points) students must complete RMED6601 and RMED6602 Personal and Professional Development (Rural and Remote Medicine) Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points).

(2) Students must complete a six-week elective placement, in accordance with Rule 8.2.2.4(3), which must be in a rural primary health care setting approved by the Manager (Student Affairs) and the Rural Clinical School's Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, prior to commencing any Level 6 units.

1 In addition, the Level 6 core units IMED6631 and IMED6632 Rural General Practice Part 1 and Part 2 form part of this specialisation.

Aboriginal Health specialisation
8.2.2.4C(1) Subject to (3), the course structure for students pursuing the Aboriginal Health specialisation is as set out in Rule 8.2.2.4 except that—

(a) instead of any Level 2 option required under Rule 8.2.2.4(1)(c) students must complete IMED2293 Aboriginal Health (6 points);

and

(b) instead of any Level 3 option required under Rule 8.2.2.4(1)(d) students must complete IMED3421 and IMED3422 Aboriginal Community Organisation Placement Part 1 and Part 2 (6 points);

and

(c) instead of the Level 4 core units IMED4501 and IMED4502 Research and Discovery Part 1 and Part 2 (4 points) students must complete AHEA4401 and AHEA4402 Research and Discovery (Aboriginal Health) Part 1 and Part 2 (4 points);

and

(d) instead of the Level 5 core units IMED5601 and IMED5602 Options Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points) students must complete AHEA5501 and AHEA5502 Options (Aboriginal Health) Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points);

and

(e) instead of the Level 6 core units IMED6621 and IMED6622 Personal and Professional Development Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points) students must complete AHEA6601 and AHEA6602 Personal and Professional Development (Aboriginal Health) Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points).

(2) Subject to (4), students must complete a six-week elective placement, in accordance with Rule 8.2.2.4(3), which must be in an Aboriginal health setting approved by the Manager (Student Affairs) and the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health course coordinator for the Aboriginal Health specialisation, prior to commencing any Level 6 units.

(3) Students may complete the Rural Clinical Practice variation in accordance with Rule 8.2.2.4D including at least six weeks of full-time placements in an approved Aboriginal community controlled health service.

(4) The Faculty may permit a student who completes the Rural Clinical Practice variation in accordance with (3) to complete the elective placement referred to in (2) in a setting other than an Aboriginal health setting.

Rural Clinical Practice variation
8.2.2.4D The course structure for students pursuing the Rural Clinical Practice variation is as set out in Rule 8.2.2.4 except that students complete RMED5571 and RMED5572 Rural Clinical Practice Part 1 and Part 2 (32 points) instead of the following Level 5 core units:

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
IMED5521Personal and Professional Development Part 1 (1 point)
IMED5522Personal and Professional Development Part 2 (1 point)
IMED5531General Practice and Ophthalmology Part 1 (3 points)
IMED5532General Practice and Ophthalmology Part 2 (3 points)
IMED5541Obstetrics and Gynaecology Part 1 (4 points)
IMED5542Obstetrics and Gynaecology Part 2 (4 points)
IMED5551Paediatrics Part 1 (4 points)
IMED5552Paediatrics Part 2 (4 points)
IMED5561Medicine Part 1 (3 points)
IMED5562Medicine Part 2 (3 points)
IMED5601Options Part 1 (1 point)
IMED5602Options Part 2 (1 point)
Course structure—Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (graduate) (90160)
8.2.2.5(1) Subject to (2) and to Rules 8.2.2.5A, 8.2.2.5B, 8.2.2.5C and 8.2.2.5D, the course consists of units to a total value of 240 points comprising—

(a) all units in Table 8.2.2c (Graduate Bridging Course core units) which must be taken concurrently on a full-time basis—48 points

and

(b) all Level 3, 4, 5 and 6 units in Table 8.2.2a (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery core units)—186 points

and

(c) a Level 3 unit from Table 8.2.2b (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery options) or, with the approval of the Faculty, a unit chosen from among those offered by the Faculty—6 points.

(2) Before commencing any Level 6 unit of the course students must undertake an elective placement of at least six weeks' duration.

Specialisations and variations 1
8.2.2.5A(1) Students may, if they so elect, pursue a specialisation or a variation within the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (graduate) course (90610).

(2) The specialisations available are—

(a) Rural and Remote Medicine; and

(b) Aboriginal Health.

(3) The variation available is Rural Clinical Practice.

1 Students intending to pursue a specialisation or variation must meet with the Manager (Student Affairs) and the course coordinator for the relevant specialisation to develop an approved study plan, including clinical placement details.

Rural and Remote Medicine specialisation 1
8.2.2.5B(1) The course structure for students pursuing the Rural and Remote Medicine specialisation is as set out in Rule 8.2.2.5 except that—

(a) instead of any Level 3 option required under Rule 8.2.2.5(1)(c) students must complete IMED3393 Aboriginal Health (6 points);

and

(b) instead of the Level 4 core units IMED4501 and IMED4502 Research and Discovery Part 1 and Part 2 (4 points) students must complete RMED4401 and RMED4402 Research and Discovery (Rural and Remote Medicine) Part 1 and Part 2 (4 points);

and

(c) instead of the Level 5 core units IMED5601 and IMED5602 Options Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points) students must complete RMED5501 and RMED5502 Options (Rural and Remote Medicine) Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points);

and

(d) instead of the Level 6 core units IMED6621 and IMED6622 Personal and Professional Development Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points) students must complete RMED6601 and RMED6602 Personal and Professional Development (Rural and Remote Medicine) Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points).

(2) Students must complete a six-week elective placement, in accordance with Rule 8.2.2.5(2), which must be in a rural primary health care setting approved by the Manager (Student Affairs) and the Rural Clinical School's Senior Lecturer in Medical Education, prior to commencing any Level 6 units.

1 In addition, the Level 6 core units IMED6631 and IMED6632 Rural General Practice Part 1 and Part 2 form part of this specialisation.

Aboriginal Health specialisation
8.2.2.5C(1) Subject to (3), the course structure for students pursuing the Aboriginal Health specialisation is as set out in Rule 8.2.2.5 except that—

(a) instead of any Level 3 option required under Rule 8.2.2.5(1)(c) students must complete IMED3421 and IMED3422 Aboriginal Community Organisation Placement Part 1 and Part 2 (6 points);

and

(b) instead of the Level 4 core units IMED4501 and IMED4502 Research and Discovery Part 1 and Part 2 (4 points) students must complete AHEA4401 and AHEA4402 Research and Discovery (Aboriginal Health) Part 1 and Part 2 (4 points);

and

(c) instead of the Level 5 core units IMED5601 and IMED5602 Options Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points) students must complete AHEA5501 and AHEA5502 Options (Aboriginal Health) Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points);

and

(d) instead of the Level 6 core units IMED6621 and IMED6622 Personal and Professional Development Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points) students must complete AHEA6601 and AHEA6602 Personal and Professional Development (Aboriginal Health) Part 1 and Part 2 (2 points).

(2) Subject to (4), students must complete a six-week elective placement, in accordance with Rule 8.2.2.5(2), which must be in an Aboriginal health setting approved by the Manager (Student Affairs) and the Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health course coordinator for the Aboriginal Health specialisation, prior to commencing any Level 6 units.

(3) Students may complete the Rural Clinical Practice variation in accordance with Rule 8.2.2.5D, including at least six weeks of full-time placements in an approved Aboriginal community controlled health service.

(4) The Faculty may permit a student who completes the Rural Clinical Practice variation in accordance with (3) to complete the elective placement referred to in (2) in a setting other than an Aboriginal health setting.

Rural Clinical Practice variation
8.2.2.5D The course structure for students pursuing the Rural Clinical Practice variation is as set out in Rule 8.2.2.5 except that students complete RMED5571 and RMED5572 Rural Clinical Practice Part 1 and Part 2 (32 points) instead of the following Level 5 core units:

AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
IMED5521Personal and Professional Development Part 1 (1 point)
IMED5522Personal and Professional Development Part 2 (1 point)
IMED5531General Practice and Ophthalmology Part 1 (3 points)
IMED5532General Practice and Ophthalmology Part 2 (3 points)
IMED5541Obstetrics and Gynaecology Part 1 (4 points)
IMED5542Obstetrics and Gynaecology Part 2 (4 points)
IMED5551Paediatrics Part 1 (4 points)
IMED5552Paediatrics Part 2 (4 points)
IMED5561Medicine Part 1 (3 points)
IMED5562Medicine Part 2 (3 points)
IMED5601Options Part 1 (1 point)
IMED5602Options Part 2 (1 point)
Mode of study
8.2.2.6(1) Students must enrol on a full-time basis unless the Faculty permits otherwise in exceptional circumstances.

(2) Students who have been permitted to enrol on a part-time basis in units of one level will not be permitted to enrol on a part-time basis in units of the next level.

Requirement to attend and complete prescribed work
8.2.2.7 Students must attend all lectures, seminars, tutorials, demonstrations and teaching and other sessions and do clinical and practical work as required at the University and at teaching hospitals and other institutions approved by the Faculty, as set out in the Faculty's Clinical Practicum and Placement Policy.

Faculty's Infection Control Policy
8.2.2.8 Students must comply with the requirements of the Faculty's Infection Control Policy.1

1 This policy is set out under 'Faculty policies and guidelines'.

Faculty's Senior First Aid Certificate Policy
8.2.2.9 Students must comply with the requirements of the Faculty's Senior First Aid Certificate Policy.1

1 This policy is set out under 'Faculty policies and guidelines'.

Prerequisites
8.2.2.10 Unless the Faculty permits otherwise, students are not permitted to proceed to units of a higher level until they have completed all units of the previous level.

Allocation of grades and marks
8.2.2.11 The Board of Examiners may take into consideration a student's overall performance in all units that have been taken in the course when determining whether the student should be passed or failed in any unit or component of a unit.

Supplementary assessment—Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (90110) 1
8.2.2.12(1) In determining whether or not to provide a student with an opportunity for supplementary assessment in a unit, the Board of Examiners will take into account a student's entire academic record.

(2) Students who fail at the first attempt in more than two of the units for which they are enrolled are not provided with the opportunity for supplementary assessment in the failed units.

(3) Students repeating a year are not provided with the opportunity for supplementary assessment.

(4) Students who fail a deferred examination in a unit are not provided with the opportunity for supplementary assessment in that unit.

[(1), (2) and (3) are approved additions to University Policy and (4) is an approved exception to University Policy]

1 Academic Council has given approval for opportunities for supplementary assessment to be made available to eligible students in core units in this course.

Supplementary assessment—Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (graduate) (90160) 1
8.2.2.13(1) In determining whether or not to provide a student with an opportunity for supplementary assessment, the Board of Examiners will take into account a student's entire academic record.

(2) Students enrolled for the first time in Graduate Bridging Course core units who fail at the first attempt in any unit(s) are provided with the opportunity for supplementary assessment in the failed unit(s).

(3) Students enrolled in Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 units who fail at the first attempt in more than two of the units for which they are enrolled are not provided with the opportunity for supplementary assessment in the failed units.

(4) Students repeating a year are not provided with the opportunity for supplementary assessment.

(5) Students who fail a deferred examination in a unit are not provided with the opportunity for supplementary assessment in that unit.

[(1), (2), (3) and (4) are approved additions to University Policy and (5) is an approved exception to University Policy]

1 Academic Council has given approval for opportunities for supplementary assessment to be made available to eligible students in core units in this course.

Satisfactory progress
8.2.2.14 To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year students must pass all units in which they are enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Progress status
8.2.2.15(1) The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, may assign a progress status of 'On Probation' or 'Excluded' to any student who does not make satisfactory progress.

(2) Unless it determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances, the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, will assign a progress status of 'On Probation' to a student who—

(a) fails no more than three Level 5 units; or

(b) fails no more than three Level 6 units; or

(c) fails a supplementary assessment.

(3) Unless it determines otherwise in light of exceptional circumstances, the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners, will assign a progress status of 'Excluded' to a student who—

(a) fails more than three Level 5 units; or

(b) fails more than three Level 6 units; or

(c) fails one or more units while 'On Probation'; or

(d) fails to complete units to a total value of 96 points in three consecutive years of enrolment.

(4) A student who is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded' under (3)(c) or (3)(d) will not be permitted to re-enrol in the course.

Note: Students excluded under (3)(a) should consult the Faculty regarding future admission to the Doctor of Medicine.

Requirements for students on probation—Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (90110)
8.2.2.16(1) Subject to (2) and (3), students who have been assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' must repeat all units of the highest level that they have previously attempted.

(2) Students covered by (1) may seek an exemption from the requirement to repeat a Level 1, 2, 3, or 4 core unit if they have obtained a mark of at least 70 per cent in that unit.

(3) Students covered by (1) may seek an exemption from the requirement to repeat a Level 1, 2, 3 or 5 option if they have obtained a mark of at least 50 per cent in that unit.

(4) Students covered by (1) will not be granted an exemption from the requirement to repeat Level 5 or 6 units with clinical or practical skill requirements, including the end of year written examinations in Level 5 or 6 (Science and Practice of Medicine units) or Personal and Professional Development units.

(5) Students are not permitted to seek exemption from the requirement to repeat part of a unit only.

(6) Students who are granted exemption from the requirement to repeat a unit are credited with the unit as previously passed.

Requirements for students on probation—Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (graduate) (90160)
8.2.2.17(1) Students who have been assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' must repeat all units of the highest level they have previously attempted.

(2) Students covered by (1) may seek an exemption from the requirement to repeat a Level 3 or 4 core unit if they have obtained a mark of at least 70 per cent in that unit.

(3) Students covered by (1) may seek an exemption from the requirement to repeat a Level 3 or 5 option if they have obtained a mark of at least 50 per cent in that unit.

(4) Students covered by (1) will not be granted an exemption from the requirement to repeat Level 5 or 6 units with clinical or practical skill requirements, including the end of year written examinations in Level 5 or 6 (Science and Practice of Medicine units) or Personal and Professional Development units.

(5) Students are not permitted to seek an exemption from the requirement to repeat part of a unit only.

(6) Students who are granted an exemption from the requirement to repeat a unit are credited with the unit as previously passed.

Previous academic record and special consideration
8.2.2.18(1) In implementing Rules 8.2.2.11 to 8.2.2.17 inclusive, due account is taken of a student's entire previous academic record and of any claim that examination performance was adversely affected by illness or other special circumstances.

(2) The Board of Examiners will only consider a variation to a unit result as a consequence of a successful application for special consideration when a student has failed a unit.

Leave and retention of credit
8.2.2.19(1) Students may apply for a period of approved leave in accordance with University Policy.

(2) Following a period of approved leave of no more than one year, students retain credit for all units previously passed.

(3) Following a period of approved leave of more than one year, the Faculty may permit a student to retain credit for units previously passed in the course subject to the student's previous academic record, reason for taking leave, period of absence from the course and occupation during the period of absence.

(4) Students who are enrolling in Level 5 or 6 units following a period of approved leave may be required to undertake a period of clinical skills preparatory work, the duration and nature of which will be determined by the Faculty.

(5) The Faculty does not permit students to retain credit for units previously passed in the course if they have been absent from the course for five or more consecutive years.

Award of honours
8.2.2.20(1) Having regard to the Faculty's policy on honours, the degree is awarded with honours to students who achieve an overall standard of work in all years of the course which, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, is of an appropriately high level.

(2) A student who fails or is provided with an opportunity for supplementary assessment in any unit in the course is not eligible for the award of honours.