Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine

 

Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Sydney Medical School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.]]

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

BPARTMED-01 

Bachelor of Arts/Doctor of Medicine

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Streams

(1)
The Bachelor of Arts in this combined degree is available in the following streams:
(a)
Dalyell.
(2)
Completion of a stream is not a requirement of the Bachelor of Arts. The requirements for the completion of the Dalyell stream are specified in these resolutions and in Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees. Candidates who wish to exit the stream should do so through the enrolment system or by contacting the Student Centre.

4 Cross faculty management

(1)
Candidates in this double degree program will be under the general supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences until the end of the semester in which they complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts. They will then be under the supervision of the University of Sydney Medical School.
(2)
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Sydney Medical School shall jointly exercise authority in any matter concerned with the double degree program not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents) leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Policy.
(2)
Applicants are only eligible for assessment for admission to the first available course intake following the receipt of their final ATAR results or equivalent. Applicants are ineligible for admission to the course in subsequent years.
(3)
Admission to this course requires the applicant to participate in an assessment process, including a written assessment and a panel discussion session. The result of this assessment will form part of the ranking of applicants.
(4)
Admission to the Dalyell stream requires achievement of a minimum tertiary admission rank (ATAR) set by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies or above in or equivalent standard.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in;
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced,
(b)
Table S from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(c)
Table O from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(d)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell stream, Table D of the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees; and
(e)
The Table of units for the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Sydney Medical School.
(2)
In these resolutions, Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D mean Table A, Table S, Table O and Table D as specified here.
(3)
To qualify for the award of both degrees a candidate must successfully complete 336 credit points, comprising:
(a)
144 credit points to qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Arts as specified in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts, including;
(i)
A major (48 credit points) listed and defined in Section 7 below and specified in Table A; and
(ii)
A minor (36 credit points) or 2nd major (48 credit points) as defined in Table A or Table S; and
(iii)
For students not enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O; and
(iv)
For students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream;
(1) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O; and
(2) a minimum of 12 credit points of Dalyell units of study as specified in Table D.
(v)
For students previously but no longer enrolled in the Dalyell Stream who have completed at least 6 credit points of Dalyell units of study;
(1) a minimum of 6 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O.
(vi)
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); and
(vii)
Where appropriate, elective units from Table A or Table S, Table O or, for students enrolled in the Dalyell Stream, Table D; and
(viii)
If enrolled in a stream, complete the requirements for the stream as specified in Table D; and
(b)
192 credit points specified by the resolutions for the Doctor of Medicine from the University of Sydney Medical School.

7 Programs, majors and minors

(1)
Completion of a major from Table A is a requirement for this double degree.
(2)
Completion of a minor or 2nd major from Table A or Table S is a requirement for this double degree.
(3)
The programs and majors available as first majors in the Bachelor of Arts are as specified in the resolutions for the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and in Table A.
(4)
The minors and majors available as second majors in the Bachelor of Arts are as specified in Table A and Table S.

8 Progression rules

(1)
Progression within a major, program or minor:
(a)
Except with the permission of the relevant program, major or minor coordinator, candidates must pass two 1000-level units of study within a major (except a language major), program or minor, before proceeding to 2000-level units within that major, program or minor, or else undertake those 1000-level units concurrently with the 2000- level units. Except with the permission of the relevant program, major or minor coordinator, candidates must pass the required number of 2000-level units of study within a major (except a language major), program or minor, before proceeding to 3000- level units or else undertake those 2000-level units concurrently with the 3000-level units.
(b)
Candidates in a language major commence a major at a level commensurate with their previous ability as determined by the Faculty and must complete lower level units before completing the next higher level or else undertake those lower level units concurrently with the next higher level.
(2)
Progression within the Bachelor of Arts:
(a)
Candidates must complete all requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts, including the designated foundational knowledge units for medicine offered by the Faculty of Science specified in Section 6(3)(a)(iv) above, within three years (or four years if candidates take an embedded honours component through the Bachelor of Advanced Studies), excluding any authorised periods of suspension, and must maintain a credit average in each year of the Bachelor of Arts, this being the minimum achievement required for admission to candidature for the Doctor of Medicine.
(b)
Failure to maintain the minimum progression requirements and minimum result requirements will result in candidates being transferred from the double degree program to a Bachelor of Arts degree with full credit for all units of study successfully completed.
(3)
Progression with the Dalyell Stream:
(a)
With the permission of the Dalyell coordinator, candidates in the Dalyell Stream may attempt units of study at higher levels than the usual sequence.
(b)
Candidates must achieve a Cross-Semester Average Mark at a level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies in each year of study or over each 48 credit-point block to continue in the Dalyell Stream. Candidates who do not maintain a CSAM at the level determined by the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies may continue in the Bachelor of Arts component of the double degree, but will not remain in the Dalyell Stream.
(c)
Candidates in the Dalyell Stream in the Bachelor of Arts must proceed according to the requirements for the Dalyell stream specified in the resolutions of the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Advanced Studies and in Table D.
(4)
Progression within the Doctor of Medicine:
Progression within the Doctor of Medicine is as specified in the Faculty Resolutions for the University of Sydney Medical School.

9 Requirements for the award with Honours

(1)
Honours in the Bachelor of Arts is available to meritorious candidates who have completed requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, by suspending candidature, with the permission of the Faculty of Arts and the University of Sydney Medical School, in the double degree for one year, enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and taking an embedded honours component in an additional year of full time study.
(2)
The grade of honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component as specified in Table A and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(3)
Candidates undertaking an honours component within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences must complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the Faculty is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours component on a full time basis and if the Associate Dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time over four consecutive semesters. For candidates undertaking an honours component with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(4)
Admission to the embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies is by permission of the relevant honours coordinator or head of department after the completion of 144 credit points, including at least one major or program, any degree or stream-specific core, and a minor. Admission requires a WAM of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point, and a WAM of at least 70 across 2000 and 3000 level- units of study in the major of the proposed honours component. Applicants for admission to an embedded honour component must also meet any requirements for honours set by the relevant department, school or faculty as set out in the relevant resolutions.
(5)
The grade of honours in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component as specified in Table A.

10 Award of the degrees

(1)
The Bachelor of Arts is awarded at Pass level. Honours is taken by enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and completing an embedded honours component.
(2)
Candidates who attempt the Bachelor of Arts with an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies who do not meet the requirements for honours but who meet the requirements for the pass degree, may be awarded the relevant degree or degrees at pass level for which they fulfill requirements.
(3)
The Doctor of Medicine is awarded as a Pass grade.

11 Cross-institutional study

Cross institutional study is not available in this double degree course.

12 International exchange

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences encourages candidates in this course to participate in international exchange programs while undertaking the Bachelor of Arts as specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences provided that the progression requirements and timelines in Section 8 of these resolutions can be met.

13 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate may abandon the double degree program and elect to complete the Bachelor of Arts in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree. Completion of the Doctor of Medicine in the future will require a new application for admission to that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.
(2)
With the permission of the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Medicine, suitably qualified candidates may, after completing requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, defer progression to the Doctor of Medicine and undertake an embedded honours component in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, and, upon completion of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, continue to the Doctor of Medicine.
(3)
A candidate who has suspended enrolment in the double degree to enrol in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies to complete requirements of honours or a stream may, with the permission of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Sydney Medical School, abandon the Bachelor of Advanced Studies and enrol in the Doctor of Medicine.

14 Credit for previous study

It is not possible for candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts / Doctor of Medicine to obtain credit for previous studies.

15 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.