Bachelor of Medical Science

 

Bachelor of Medical Science

Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)


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 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
LH010 Bachelor of Medical Science
LH043 Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to student choice.

3 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Sydney is either on the basis of completion of secondary study via the NSW Higher School Certificate, leading to the award of an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking (ATAR) or equivalent (and subject to special admissions provisions as set out in the Coursework Rule), or on the basis of Mature Age Admission as set out in the Admissions chapter of the Coursework Rule.
(2)
Transferring into the Intermediate year of the Bachelor of Medical Science degree. A limited number of students may be permitted to transfer into the course at the beginning of the Intermediate year after completing the first year of a degree with the same or very similar content to the Bachelor of Medical Science. Applicants must complete all of the units of study deemed equivalent by the faculty. Selection is based solely on performance in the first year units of study.

4 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for this award are set out in Table IV for the Bachelor of Medical Science. The Dean may permit a candidate of exceptional merit who is admitted to the Talented Student Program to undertake a unit or units of study within the Faculty other than those specified in Table IV.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the pass degree, a student must successfully complete 144 credit points, comprising:
(a)
a major from a Science discipline area listed in Table I, which will be recorded on the Testamur;
(b)
a minimum of 48 credit points from Junior units of study as specified in Table IV A;
(c)
no more than 60 credit points of junior units of study;
(d)
36 credit points of Intermediate core units of study listed in Table IV B;
(e)
a minimum of 12 credit points of Senior units of study in a medical science area as listed in Table IV C; and
(f)
no more than 12 credit points of units of study from outside Tables I and IV.

5 Progression rules

(1)
Except with the permission of the Dean, students may not enrol in an intermediate core unit of study until they have completed 42 credit points from junior Bachelor of Medical Science units of study.
(2)
Students may not enrol in a senior unit of study until they have completed 18 credit points of intermediate core units of study including BMED2401.

6 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an additional year of full time study.
(2)
Admission, requirements and award of honours are according to the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the honours degree, a student must complete 48 credit points of honours units of study in one of the honours subject areas listed in Table IV D.

7 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Medical Science is awarded as either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(2)
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the pass degree.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to all candidates enrolled or commencing their candidature after 1 January, 2012.
(2)
Candidates who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2012 may elect to complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2017, or later date as the Faculty may, in special circumstances, approve.
(3)
Candidates who have completed some, but not all, required intermediate core units listed in Table IV prior to 1 January 2012, will proceed as follows:
(a)
candidates who have completed 36-48 credit points from BMED280X units including BMED2801, will be deemed to have completed the intermediate core requirements listed in Table IV under these resolutions;
(b)
candidates who have completed at least 36 credit points from BMED280X units, not including BMED2801, will be required, in addition, to complete BMED2401;
(c)
candidates who have completed 18-30 credit points from BMED280X units will be advised on the outstanding intermediate core requirements listed in Table IV under these resolutions, and will be required to complete the equivalent of 36 credit points from BMED240X units;
(d)
candidates who have completed 6-12 credit points from BMED280X units, not meeting the progression requirements listed under Section 5, above, will be advised to transfer to the BSc degree.