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

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
8.2.3.1(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
8.2.3.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees in 8.2.1 apply to the course for the Bachelor of Medical Science honours degree.

Admission
8.2.3.3(1) To be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Medical Science course applicants must—

(a)(i) have completed at least the Level 3 requirements of the course for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and

(ii) have shown special aptitude in their studies; and

(iii) be recommended by the head of the school concerned as suitable for advanced work;

or

(b) have completed the course for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, with a course weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent;

or

(c)(i) have completed the requirements of the course for the Bachelor of Science (50110) pass degree of this University, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty, with a relevant major in the area of biomedical science; and

(ii) have achieved an average of at least 65 per cent in the Level 3 units of the relevant major, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; and

(iii) have completed within the previous four years the final unit or units of the major subject in which they intend to proceed to honours, unless the Faculty approves otherwise in recognition of exceptional circumstances.

(2) Those described in (1)(a) who are accepted into the Bachelor of Medical Science course will be permitted by the Faculty to interrupt their studies for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery to enrol in the Bachelor of Medical Science course.

Course structure
8.2.3.4 Students must—

(a) complete an approved course of advanced study and research to the value of 48 points in any subject approved by the Faculty; and

(b) work for at least 36 weeks as a full-time student in the school concerned.

External study
8.2.3.5 The Faculty may permit a student to undertake an approved course of advanced study and research at an institution either interstate or overseas.

Assessment
8.2.3.6(1) A student must, no later than 31 October following their first enrolment in the Bachelor of Medical Science course,—

(a) submit to the school a dissertation on the work done; and

(b) sit for such written, practical and oral examinations as may be required.

(2) A school must, for each dissertation, appoint no more than two examiners who, following their examination of the dissertation, provide a written report to the school.

Award of degree
8.2.3.7 The degree is awarded with honours of the appropriate class when a student completes the course described in Rule 8.2.3.4.