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

  • Pre-2012 rules
    • 8. Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Rules
      • Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Rules for undergraduate courses
        • 8.2 Bachelor's degrees

          Courses marked with an asterisk (*) are only available to re-enrolling students.

          • 8.2.1 Faculty general provisions for bachelor's degrees
            Faculty’s Clinical and Practicum Placement Policy

            8.2.1.1 Students must comply with the requirements of the Faculty’s Clinical and Practicum Placement Policy.1

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

            Academic Conduct Essentials module

            8.2.1.2(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in a course of the University for the first time, irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake a module called Academic Conduct Essentials (the ACE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

            (2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

            (3) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in the rules for the course.

            (4) A student who fails to make satisfactory progress in terms of (3) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet the other requirements for satisfactory progress set out in the rules for the course.

          • 8.2.2 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (90110), (90160) Only available to re-enrolling students.

            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.

            • Table 8.2.2a—Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              Level 1
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED1100Normal Systems (12 points)
              IMED1106Foundations of Animal and Human Biology (4 points)
              IMED1107Foundations of Medical Chemistry (3 points)
              IMED1111Foundations of Clinical Practice Part 1 (7 points)
              IMED1112Foundations of Clinical Practice Part 2 (7 points)
              IMED1113Molecules, Genes and Cells Part 1 (4 points)
              IMED1114Molecules, Genes and Cells Part 2 (5 points)
              Level 2
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED2201Normal Systems (7 points)
              IMED2202Normal Systems (7 points)
              IMED2211Foundations of Clinical Practice Part 1 (7 points)
              IMED2212Foundations of Clinical Practice Part 2 (7 points)
              IMED2231Normal Systems Part 1 (7 points)
              IMED2232Normal Systems Part 2 (7 points)
              Level 3
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED3311Foundations of Clinical Practice Part 1 (7 points)
              IMED3312Foundations of Clinical Practice Part 2 (7 points)
              IMED3340Infectious Diseases Part 1 (5 points)
              IMED3341Infectious Diseases Part 2 (4 points)
              IMED3342Foundations and Systemic Pathology Part 1 (5 points)
              IMED3343Foundations and Systemic Pathology Part 2 (4 points)
              IMED3344Medical Pharmacology Part 1 (5 points)
              IMED3345Medical Pharmacology Part 2 (5 points)
              Level 4
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED4401Science and Practice of Medicine Part 1 (3 points)
              IMED4402Science and Practice of Medicine Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED4403Preparation for Practice Part 1 (1 point)
              IMED4404Preparation for Practice Part 2 (1 point)
              IMED4411Clinical Skills Part 1 (4 points)
              IMED4412Clinical Skills Part 2 (4 points)
              IMED4421Personal and Professional Development Part 1 (1 point)
              IMED4422Personal and Professional Development Part 2 (1 point)
              IMED4431Infectious Diseases Part 1 (1 point)
              IMED4432Infectious Diseases Part 2 (1 point)
              IMED4441Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Part 1 (1 point)
              IMED4442Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Part 2 (1 point)
              IMED4451Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Part 1 (1 point)
              IMED4452Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Part 2 (1 point)
              IMED4461Medicine Part 1 (2 points)
              IMED4462Medicine Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED4471Psychiatry Part 1 (2 points)
              IMED4472Psychiatry Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED4481Surgery Part 1 (2 points)
              IMED4482Surgery Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED4491Medicine Specialties Part 1 (2 points)
              IMED4492Medicine Specialties Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED4501Research and Discovery Part 1 (2 points)
              IMED4502Research and Discovery Part 2 (2 points)
              Level 5
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED5501Science and Practice of Medicine Part 1 (4 points)
              IMED5502Science and Practice of Medicine Part 2 (4 points)
              IMED5511Special Clinical Skills Part 1 (4 points)
              IMED5512Special Clinical Skills Part 2 (4 points)
              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)
              Level 6
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED6601Science and Practice of Medicine Part 1 (4 points)
              IMED6602Science and Practice of Medicine Part 2 (4 points)
              IMED6603Elective Placement (International) (0 points)
              IMED6604Elective Placement (Urban) (0 points)
              IMED6605Elective Placement (Rural) (0 points)
              IMED6621Personal and Professional Development Part 1 (1 point)
              IMED6622Personal and Professional Development Part 2 (1 point)
              IMED6631Rural General Practice Part 1 (3 points)
              IMED6632Rural General Practice Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED6651Emergency Medicine Part 1 (3 points)
              IMED6652Emergency Medicine Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED6661Medicine Part 1 (5 points)
              IMED6662Medicine Part 2 (5 points)
              IMED6671Psychiatry Part 1 (3 points)
              IMED6672Psychiatry Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED6681Surgery Part 1 (5 points)
              IMED6682Surgery Part 2 (5 points)
            • Table 8.2.2b—Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery options
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change; refer to Timetable to latest information.

              All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

              Level 2
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED2205Health Research Design
              IMED2206Physiology of Adaptation and Stress
              IMED2207Plagues, Pox and Pandemics: the History of Death and Disease
              IMED2264Physiological Control Mechanisms: Health and Fitness
              IMED2282Biological Anthropology: Human Adaptation and Variation
              IMED2283Medical Anatomy by Dissection
              IMED2292Public Health and Healthcare Systems
              IMED2293Aboriginal Health
              IMED2301Experimental Molecular and Genetic Medicine Part 1 (3 points)
              IMED2302Experimental Molecular and Genetic Medicine Part 2 (3 points)
              S2PUBH2208Food and Nutrition in Population Health
              SCIE2203Bioinformatics 1

              1 This unit is no longer available.

              Level 3
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED3303Interprofessional Health Practice
              IMED3304Health Research Design
              IMED3305Diagnostic Medical Microbiology
              IMED3307Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology
              IMED3308Legal Medicine
              IMED3309Medical Genetics
              IMED3310Pathology (Human Oncobiology)
              IMED3313People, Health and Sexuality
              IMED3315Adolescent Sexuality and Community Health Promotion
              IMED3316Doctors as Teachers—a Practical Guide
              IMED3318Psychology of Healing
              IMED3320Forensic and Necropsy Pathology
              IMED3329Plagues, Pox and Pandemics: the History of Death and Disease
              IMED3393Aboriginal Health
              IMED3411Community-based Care for Chronic Conditions Part 1 (3 points)
              IMED3412Community-based Care for Chronic Conditions Part 2 (3 points)
              IMED3421Aboriginal Community Organisation Placement Part 1 (3 points)
              IMED3422Aboriginal Community Organisation Placement Part 2 (3 points)
              RMED3401Rural Health Care Part 1 (3 points)
              RMED3402Rural Health Care Part 2 (3 points)
               
            • Table 8.2.2c—Graduate Bridging Course core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              Level 1
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED1101Bridging Unit (12 points)
              Level 2
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IMED2203Bridging Unit (36 points)
          • 8.2.3 Bachelor of Medical Science honours degree (90120)
            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.

          • 8.2.4 Bachelor of Health Science pass degree (50260) Only available to re-enrolling students.

            Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

            Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

            8.2.4.1(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

            8.2.4.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees in 8.2.1 apply to the course for the Bachelor of Health Science pass degree.

            Course structure

            8.2.4.3(1) The course consists of units to a minimum total value of 192 points and a maximum total value of 216 points comprising—

            (a) Level 1 units to the value of 36 points from Groups A and B in Table 8.2.4b (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree options) including units to the value of at least 12 points and no more than 18 points from Group A and units to the value of at least 18 points from Group B;

            and

            (b) subject to (2) and (3), units from Groups B and C in Table 8.2.4b (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree options) to make up a total of at least 48 points from Level 1 units;1

            and

            (c) the Public Health major sequence (48 or 54 points) comprising—

            (i) all units in Table 8.2.4c (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence core units)—36 points

            and

            (ii) at least two units from Table 8.2.4d (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence options)—at least 12 points

            and

            (d) all units in Table 8.2.4a (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree core units)—30 points

            and

            (e) the units comprising at least one of the following majors—2

            Anatomy and Human Biology
            Anthropology—subject to (4)
            Biochemistry
            Computer Science—subject to (4)
            Genetics
            Geography—subject to (4)
            Microbiology
            Pathology
            Pharmacology
            Physiology
            Psychological Studies—subject to (4)
            Sport Science, Exercise and Health

            and

            (f) Subject to (4), Level 2 units to a maximum value of 30 points chosen from those offered by the Faculty of Science including the Level 2 units specified in the major sequence for the Science major(s) chosen under (e);

            and

            (g) one unit from either Table 8.2.4d (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence options) or Group D in Table 8.2.4b (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree options)—6 points

            and

            (h) subject to (3), electives if necessary to make up the balance of points required for the course.

            (2) The value of Level 1 units included in the course must be at least 48 points but must not exceed 60 points.

            (3) Students must complete Level 1 or 2 units offered by the UWA Business School to a value of at least 12 points.

            (4) Students who intend to major in Anthropology, Computer Science, Geography or Psychological Studies must complete PHYL2001 Physiology of Human Body Systems or PATH2201 Introduction to Human Disease or ANHB2212 Human Structure and Development.

            1 When choosing Level 1 units, students should bear in mind the major sequence for the Science major(s) chosen under (e). Major sequences are set out in 9.2.6 of the Faculty of Science Rules.

            2 The pathways by which the majors are achieved are set out in 9.2.6 of the Faculty of Science Rules.

            Restrictions on points from units of a particular level or in a subject

            8.2.4.4 The Faculty of Science Rules which govern the number of points that may be counted towards the Bachelor of Science (50110) course from units of a particular level or in a particular subject apply to the Bachelor of Health Science course.

            Admissions and Progress Committee

            8.2.4.5(1) There is an Admissions and Progress Committee for the course comprising—

            the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, or nominee;

            the Head of the School of Population Health, or nominee;

            the Dean of the Faculty of Science, or nominee;

            the Dean of the UWA Business School, or nominee;

            the Dean of the Faculty of Law, or nominee;

            the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, or nominee;

            the Sub-Dean (Health Sciences); and

            the Manager (Student Affairs) of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

            (2) The Admissions and Progress Committee has delegated authority to act as the Board of Examiners for the course.

            Variation to enrolment

            8.2.4.6 In exceptional circumstances, the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Admissions and Progress Committee, may permit variations to enrolment.

            Overload

            8.2.4.7 Faculty of Science Rule 9.2.1.2 applies to overload in the Bachelor of Health Science.

            Credit

            8.2.4.8(1) The Admissions and Progress Committee may grant credit towards the course up to a maximum of 72 points.

            (2) If credit is granted for units passed through Continuing Education it will be for Level 1 and 2 units only and will not exceed 24 points.

            [Approved addition and exception to University Policy]

            Assessment, examination and appeals guidelines

            8.2.4.9 The assessment, examination and appeals guidelines for the Bachelor of Science (50110) apply to the course, unless the Admissions and Progress Committee determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances.

            8.2.4.10 Rescinded

            Successive failures in units

            8.2.4.11 Faculty of Science Rule 9.2.2.7 applies to successive failures in units in the Bachelor of Health Science.

            8.2.4.12 Rescinded

            Progress status

            8.2.4.13 Faculty of Science Rule 9.2.1.3 applies to progress status in the Bachelor of Health Science.

            Application for award of Bachelor of Science

            8.2.4.14 Students who withdraw from the course before completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Health Science but after completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Science (50110) may apply to the Faculty of Science—

            (a) to be awarded the Bachelor of Science (50110);1

            or

            (b) for admission to the course for the Bachelor of Science (50110) with honours.

            1 Students must complete all the requirements for the Bachelor of Science (50110) in order to take out the degree. They should contact the Faculty Science to establish the requirements of the Bachelor of Science (50110) degree at the commencement of the course.

            Course for students transferring from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course
            Admission

            8.2.4.15 Students who withdraw from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course before completing all of the requirements of the course but after completing at least the Level 1, 2 and 3 units may, with the approval of the Faculty, be permitted to transfer to the Bachelor of Health Science course.

            Course structure

            8.2.4.16 Students who have been permitted to transfer to the Bachelor of Health Science course under Rule 8.2.4.15 must complete units to the value of 60 or 66 points, as appropriate, comprising—

            (a) all units in Table 8.2.4e (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS core units)—42 points

            and

            (b)(i) for students who have completed the Level 1 to 4 units for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, two units from Table 8.2.4f (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS options)—12 points

            or

            (ii) for students who have completed the Level 1 to 3 units for the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, three units from Table 8.2.4f (Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS options)—18 points

            and

            (c) a Level 1 or 2 unit offered by the UWA Business School—6 points.

            Credit

            8.2.4.17 Students who are permitted to transfer from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course under Rule 8.2.4.15 are credited with—

            (a) a major in Medical Science1 to the value of 84 points which comprises medical science units from Table 8.2.2a (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery core units) as follows—

            Level 1 units to the value of 28 points;
            Level 2 units to the value of 28 points;
            Level 3 units to the value of 28 points;

            and

            (b)(i) for students who have completed the Level 1 to 4 units of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course, public health and health industry related units to the value of 18 points; or

            (ii) for students who have completed the Level 1 to 3 units of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course, public health and health industry related units to the value of 12 points;

            and

            (c) units completed in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course to the value of 30 points.

            1 This major is available only to students transferring from the MB BS course.

            8.2.4.18 Rules 8.2.4.5, 8.2.4.6, 8.2.4.9, 8.2.4.11 and 8.2.4.13 apply to students who are transferring from the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course.

            • Table 8.2.4a—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              HSMD2216Health Science Professional Practice
              S1, S2HSMD3316Health Industry Practicum
            • Table 8.2.4b—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree options
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

              Group A—Level 1
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1ANHB1101Human Biology I: Becoming Human
              S2ANHB1102Human Biology II: Being Human
              S1BIOL1130Frontiers in Biology
              S2BIOL1131Plant and Animal Biology
              S2SCIE1106Molecular Biology of the Cell
              Group B—Level 1
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1ANTH1001Being Human: Culture, Identity and Society
              S2ANTH1002Global Change, Local Responses
              S1, S2CHEM1001Chemistry—Properties and Energetics
              S1, S2CHEM1002Chemistry—Structure and Reactivity
              S1, S2CHEM1003Introductory Chemistry
              CHEM1004Biological Chemistry
              S1, S2CITS1001Software Engineering with Java
              CITS1002Programming and Systems
              CITS1200Java Programming
              CITS1210C Programming
              CITS1230Foundations of Information Technology
              S1, S2CITS1401Computational Thinking with Python
              S1EART1105Dynamic Planet
              GEOG1102Globalisation, Environment and Development
              MATH1001Mathematical Methods 1
              MATH1002Mathematical Methods 2
              MATH1045Intermediate Calculus
              S1MATH1601Mathematics: from the Renaissance to Modern Day
              MATH1701Introductory Mathematics Foundations
              MATH1711Introductory Mathematics Specialist
              MATH1712Intermediate Mathematics Specialist
              S1, SSPHIL1002Introduction to Critical Thinking
              S1, S2PHYS1001Physics for Scientists and Engineers
              S1, S2PHYS1002Modern Physics
              S1PHYS1021Applied Physics A
              PHYS1022Applied Physics B
              S1, S2PHYS1030Physics Bridging Unit
              S1PSYC1101Psychology: Mind and Brain
              S2PSYC1102Psychology: Behaviour in Context
              S1SSEH1101The Musculoskeletal System and Movement
              S2SSEH1102Applied Anatomy and Athletic Performance
              S1, S2STAT1400Statistics for Science
              Group C

              the Level 1 and 2 units offered by the Faculty of Arts; UWA Business School; Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences; or Faculty of Science other than units in Group A above

              Group D
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1ANTH3001Ethnography: Methodological Perspectives
              S1PSYC2203Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Psychology
              S1PSYC3301Intermediate Quantitative Methods in Psychology
              units approved by the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
               
            • Table 8.2.4c—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1PUBH1101Health and Illness in Human Populations
              PUBH2202Public Health and Health Care Systems
              S2PUBH3301Health Leadership
              S2PUBH3302Health Promotion
              PUBH3303Health Economics
              PUBH3304Disease Control
               
            • Table 8.2.4d—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree Public Health major sequence options
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              PUBH2205Health Research Design
              PUBH2206Foundations of Epidemiology
              PUBH2207Introductory Biostatistics
            • Table 8.2.4e—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1, S2HSMD3316Health Industry Practicum
              S2PUBH3301Health Leadership
              S2PUBH3302Health Promotion
              PUBH3303Health Economics
               
            • Table 8.2.4f—Bachelor of Health Science pass degree course for students transferring from MB BS options
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              S1PUBH3305Health Research Design and Methods
              S2PUBH2203Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
              A research unit from the School of Population Health Summer School to be approved by the Sub-Dean (Health Sciences)
          • 8.2.5 Bachelor of Health Science honours degree (50330) Only available to re-enrolling students.

            Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students and eligible students who completed the Bachelor of Health Science (50260) in 2014.

            Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

            8.2.5.1(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

            8.2.5.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees in 8.2.1 apply to the course for the Bachelor of Health Science honours degree.

            Admission

            8.2.5.3(1) To be considered for entry to the honours course applicants must—

            (a) have completed units in the Bachelor of Health Science course to the value of 192 points including HSMD3316 Health Industry Practicum, or equivalent as determined by the Faculty;

            and

            (b) have a weighted average of at least 65 per cent in—

            (i) the Level 3 units required for the chosen Science major; and

            (ii) the Level 3 units for the Public Health major.

            (2) Applicants must gain acceptance into an honours program and approval for their project from their proposed supervisor(s) and the school(s) involved.

            8.2.5.4 Applications are subject to the approval of the Admissions and Progress Committee on the recommendation of the Sub-Dean (Health Sciences).

            Course structure

            8.2.5.5(1) The course consists of all units in Table 8.2.5a (Bachelor of Health Science honours core units)—48 points.

            (2) Students may only complete honours in subject areas that form majors for the Bachelor of Health Science.

            • Table 8.2.5a—Bachelor of Health Science honours core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              PUBH7401Population Health Honours Proposal Part 1 (3 points)
              PUBH7402Population Health Honours Proposal Part 2 (3 points)
              PUBH7411Population Health Honours Program Part 1 (21 points)
              PUBH7412Population Health Honours Program Part 2 (21 points)
          • 8.2.6 Rescinded
          • 8.2.7 Bachelor of Dental Science (80150) Only available to re-enrolling students.

            Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

            Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

            8.2.7.1(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

            8.2.7.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees in 8.2.1 apply to the course for the degree of Bachelor of Dental Science.

            Admission

            8.2.7.3 In addition to meeting the requirements of the Regulations for Admission and Transfer to Undergraduate Award Courses, an applicant must, before being admitted to the course—

            (a) have demonstrated that they are not antigen positive in relation to Hepatitis B, as required by the Faculty’s Infection Control Policy; and

            (b) have fulfilled any other requirements for admission to the course specified in the Faculty’s Infection Control Policy.1

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

            Course structure

            8.2.7.4 The course consists of units to a total value of 240 points comprising all units in Table 8.2.7a (Bachelor of Dental Science core units).

            Mode of study

            8.2.7.5(1) Students must enrol in the Level 1 units of the course on a full-time basis.

            (2) Subject to (3), students must enrol in the Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 units of the course on a full-time basis unless the Faculty permits otherwise in exceptional circumstances.

            (3) 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

            8.2.7.6 Students must attend all lectures and demonstrations, carry out laboratory and clinical work, pass examinations, and do any other work that the Faculty may determine within the University or in an institution approved by the University, as set out in the Faculty’s Clinical Practicum and Placement Policy.

            Restriction on location for prescribed practical dental work

            8.2.7.7 A student who does or causes to be done any prescribed practical dental work in any place other than that allocated for that work will not be permitted to present for examination in that year.

            Faculty’s Infection Control Policy

            8.2.7.8 Students must comply with the requirements of the Faculty’s Infection Control Policy for the period of the course.1

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

            Faculty’s Senior First Aid Certificate Policy

            8.2.7.9 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

            8.2.7.10 Except as set out in Rule 8.2.7.15, 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

            8.2.7.11 The Board of Examiners will 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 1

            8.2.7.12(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) Except in exceptional circumstances, the Board of Examiners will not—

            (a) provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment to a student who is repeating a year;

            (b) provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment in a Level 5 unit; or

            (c) provide an opportunity for supplementary assessment in more than two units of the same level.

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

            (4) No alternative times or venues will be made available for clinical examinations.

            [(2)(a), (b) and (c) are approved additions to University Policy and (3) 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.

            Deferred examinations

            8.2.7.13 Unless the Faculty permits otherwise, a student who is permitted to sit a deferred examination must take the whole examination, including any papers or other parts of the examination which may already have been taken.

            [Approved addition to University Policy]

            Viva voce examinations and extra work

            8.2.7.14(1) The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Dentistry, may permit a student to complete additional work, or sit an oral examination, or complete a further assessment for a unit after the examination for the unit and before the scheduled meeting of the Board of Examiners if, in the opinion of the Head of School, the student’s performance in the unit is not satisfactory.

            (2) It is the responsibility of the student to provide an address where they can be contacted by the School during the period between the examinations and the Board of Examiners’ meeting and to ensure that they are available to complete any additional work, examination or assessment that may be permitted under (1).

            Unsatisfactory clinical performance

            8.2.7.15(1) The Faculty may permit a student whose clinical performance in Level 4 units of the course is unsatisfactory but whose performance, in the opinion of the Faculty, might with additional work reach a satisfactory standard to enrol in a unit specified by the Faculty, completion of which allows the student to proceed to Level 5 units.

            (2) If a student does not complete the requirements of the specified unit, the Board of Examiners will determine an appropriate course of action.

            Satisfactory progress

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

            [Approved exception to University Policy]

            Progress status

            8.2.7.17(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 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 one or more units while ‘On Probation’; or

            (c) 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)(b) or (3)(c) 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 Dental Medicine.

            Requirements of students on probation

            8.2.7.18(1) Except as set out in (2), 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 exemption from the requirement to repeat a unit if they have obtained a mark of at least 70 per cent in the unit.

            (3) Students will not be granted an exemption from the requirement to repeat units with clinical or practical skill requirements.

            (4) Students who are required to repeat Level 5 units will not be granted an exemption from the requirement to repeat those units or components of those units.

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

            (6) The relevant unit coordinator in conjunction with the Head of the School of Dentistry and the Manager (Student Affairs) determines whether or not an application for exemption from the requirement to repeat a unit is approved.

            (7) 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

            8.2.7.19(1) In implementing Rules 8.2.7.12 to 8.2.7.18 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

            8.2.7.20(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 any 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 Head of the School of Dentistry.

            (5) The Faculty will 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

            8.2.7.21(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 the course which, in the opinion of the Board of Examiners, is of an appropriately high level in all years of the course.

            (2) A student who fails or is granted a supplementary examination in any unit in the course is not eligible for the award of honours.

            • Table 8.2.7a—Bachelor of Dental Science core units
              Key to availability of units:
              S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = Summer teaching period;
              T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3;
              NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period;
              N/A = not available in 2019; * = to be advised

              Note: The unit availability does not form part of the rules and may be subject to change.

              Level 1
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IDNT1102Introduction to Operative Dentistry (6 points)
              IDNT1121Foundations of Animal and Human Biology (4 points)
              IDNT1126Basic Science for Dentistry (2 points)
              IDNT1127Foundations of Oral Biology Part 1 (3 points)
              IDNT1128Foundations of Oral Biology Part 2 (3 points)
              IDNT1129Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry Part 1 (3 points)
              IDNT1130Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry Part 2 (4 points)
              IDNT1131Molecules, Genes and Cells Part 1 (4 points)
              IDNT1132Molecules, Genes and Cells Part 2 (4 points)
              IDNT1133Introduction to Dental Technology (6 points)
              IDNT1134Introduction to Normal Systems (9 points)
              Level 2
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IDNT2201Dental Microbiology and Immunology (4 points)
              IDNT2202The Understanding and Communication of Science (3 points)
              IDNT2203Patient Psychology and Dental Practice (3 points)
              IDNT2223Anatomy for Dentistry (9 points)
              IDNT2233Operative Dentistry Theory Part 1 (2 points)
              IDNT2234Operative Dentistry Theory Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT2235Operative Dentistry Technique Part 1 (3 points)
              IDNT2236Operative Dentistry Technique Part 2 (4 points)
              IDNT2242Craniofacial Growth and Development (3 points)
              IDNT2251Removable Prosthodontics Part 1 (4 points)
              IDNT2252Removable Prosthodontics Part 2 (5 points)
              IDNT2261Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry II Part 1 (3 points)
              IDNT2262Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry II Part 2 (3 points)
              Level 3
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IDNT3301The Understanding and Communication of Science Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT3302The Understanding and Communication of Science Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT3311Orthodontics Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT3312Orthodontics Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT3321Endodontics Part 1 (2 points)
              IDNT3322Endodontics Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT3331Paediatric Dentistry Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT3332Paediatric Dentistry Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT3341Restorative Dentistry Part 1 (5 points)
              IDNT3342Restorative Dentistry Part 2 (6 points)
              IDNT3351Periodontics Part 1 (2 points)
              IDNT3352Periodontics Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT3361Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry III Part 1 (3 points)
              IDNT3362Fundamentals of Clinical Dentistry III Part 2 (3 points)
              IDNT3371General Medicine Part 1 (2 points)
              IDNT3372General Medicine Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT3381Pharmacology Part 1 (2 points)
              IDNT3382Pharmacology Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT3385Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine (3 points)
              IDNT3388General Pathology (3 points)
              Level 4
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IDNT4401Dental Public Health Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT4402Dental Public Health Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT4411Orthodontics Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT4412Orthodontics Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT4421Endodontics Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT4422Endodontics Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT4431Paediatric Dentistry Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT4432Paediatric Dentistry Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT4441Restorative Dentistry Part 1 (9 points)
              IDNT4442Restorative Dentistry Part 2 (9 points)
              IDNT4451Periodontics Part 1 (2 points)
              IDNT4452Periodontics Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT4461Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine Part 1 (2 points)
              IDNT4462Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT4471Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Part 1 (2 points)
              IDNT4472Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT4481Integrated Dental Practice Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT4482Integrated Dental Practice Part 2 (2 points)
              IDNT4491Anaesthesia and General Surgery Part 1 (1 point)
              IDNT4492Anaesthesia and General Surgery Part 2 (2 points)
              Level 5
              AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name
              IDNT5501Clinical Dental Practice Part 1 (12 points)
              IDNT5502Clinical Dental Practice Part 2 (12 points)
              IDNT5511Integrated Dental Practice Part 1 (6 points)
              IDNT5512Integrated Dental Practice Part 2 (6 points)
              IDNT5531Personal and Professional Development Part 1 (3 points)
              IDNT5532Personal and Professional Development Part 2 (3 points)
              IDNT5621Options Part 1 (3 points)
              IDNT5622Options Part 2 (3 points)

              1 Dependent on allocated roster period.

          • 8.2.8 Bachelor of Science in Dentistry honours degree (80120) Only available to re-enrolling students.

            Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

            Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

            8.2.8.1(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

            8.2.8.2 The Faculty general provisions for bachelor’s degrees in 8.2.1 apply to the course for the Bachelor of Science in Dentistry honours degree.

            Admission

            8.2.8.3 The Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Dentistry, may accept into the course for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Dentistry students who—

            (a)(i) have completed at least two years of the Bachelor of Dental Science course, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty; or

            (ii) have completed a bachelor’s degree of this University in an area of study acceptable to the Faculty, or equivalent as recognised by the Faculty;

            and

            (b) have shown special aptitude in their previous studies and in the opinion of the Head of the School of Dentistry, having taken appropriate advice from staff in the discipline concerned, are suitable for advanced study.

            Course structure

            8.2.8.4(1) The course for the degree, which is determined in each case by the Faculty, may be undertaken in any appropriate school approved by the Faculty and will include both advanced study and research to the value of 48 points.

            (2) Students must work on the course in the approved school for at least 36 weeks if enrolled full-time or for a period determined by the Faculty if enrolled part-time.

            Assessment

            8.2.8.5 A student must submit either a dissertation or a formal report on their work by 31 October following their first enrolment in the Bachelor of Science in Dentistry course if enrolled full-time or by a date to be determined by the Faculty if enrolled part-time.

            Time limit

            8.2.8.6(1) Except as set out in (2), students must enrol full-time and complete the requirements of the course within one year.

            (2) In exceptional circumstances, the Faculty, on the recommendation of the Head of the School of Dentistry after seeking appropriate advice, may permit a student to enrol part-time and to complete the requirements within two years.

            [Approved additions to University Policy]

            Award of honours

            8.2.8.7 On successful completion of the course, the degree of Bachelor of Science in Dentistry is awarded with honours of the appropriate class.

          • 8.2.9 Rescinded
          • 8.2.10 Rescinded