Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine

Degree structure and Requirements

Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine, you must complete 336 credit points in total, comprising 144 credit points to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts as specified in the course rules.

The requirements are:

  • A major (48 credit points) from the Table A subject areas
  • A minor (36 credit points) or second major (48 credit points) selected from Table A subject areas or Table S; and
  • 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O; and
  • 18 credit points of foundational knowledge units of study for medicine offered by the Faculty of Science comprising:
    - BIOL1XX7,
    - PHSI2X05 or MEDS2001,
    - ANAT2011 or MEDS2005 and
    - one zero credit point unit (SMTP3007)
  • Where appropriate, elective units from Table A and Table S; and
  • 92 credit points specified by the resolutions for the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Sydney Medical School.

Dalyell stream

The Dalyell stream is a targeted stream for high achievers. Students who participate in the Dalyell stream are known as the ‘Dalyell Scholars’. As a Dalyell Scholar students will have access to curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Dalyell Scholars must take 12 credit points of Dalyell stream units in addition to their degree requirements.

Dalyell stream units emphasise the development of vision, depth of understanding, adaptability, breadth of perspective, societal contribution and a high level of capability in operating across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Dalyell Scholars may take Dalyell stream units offered by any faculty.

Additionally with the permission of the Dalyell Program Director, students will have access to enrichment and accelerated units of study that can be competed as electives.

For further details regarding the Dalyell stream, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Majors and minors

A major consists of 48 credit points in a single subject area. A minor consists of 36 credit points in a single subject area.

In the Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine students must complete a minor or major from the Table A Subject Areas or Table S to meet degree requirements.

Pre-2018 Curriculum students

Students who started their current degree prior to 2018 should follow the requirements (such as 36cp majors) listed in the handbook of the year they commenced the degree.

For example, a student who started their Bachelor of Arts in 2017 should follow the 2017 Handbook requirements. Handbooks for previous years are located in the Handbook Archive.

Available units of study will appear in the unit of study enrolment task screens in Sydney Student.

Table O - Open Learning Environment (OLE)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine are required to complete at least 12 credit points in units of study from the Open Learning Environment (OLE) to meet the requirements for their degree/s.

Details of available OLE units can be found in Table O in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Table S - Interdisciplinary Studies (Shared pool)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine can complete a second major or minor in a wide range of subject areas offered by the University of Sydney through the shared pool of majors and minors.

The available subject areas for majors and minors and their requirements can be found in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

The following areas offer majors and minors in this shared pool:

  • Architecture and Interaction Design
  • Business, Marketing and Commerce
  • Engineering and Information Technologies
  • Health, Medicine and Dentistry
  • Music; and
  • Science, Agriculture, Environment and Veterinary Science.

Electives

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine can complete elective units of study from the subject areas listed in Table A (Arts and Social Sciences) and Table S (shared pool).

The available units of study are listed in the Table A Subject Areas of this handbook and Table S in the Interdisciplinary Handbook.