Bachelor of Science (Advanced) / Doctor of Medicine

 

Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/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 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 and stream title
BPSCAMED-01 Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Medicine

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Cross faculty management

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

4 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. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Eligible Indigenous or Torres Strait Islander applicants who submit additional information may improve their ranking by participating in the University's access and equity schemes. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.
(2)
In addition, admission to this course requires the applicant to participate in a semi structured interview. The results of this interview will form part of the ranking of applicants.
(3)
The Dean may also admit to the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Medicine students who:
(a)
are candidates for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery;
(b)
did not commence the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery prior to 1 January 2014; and
(c)
have formally elected to proceed under these resolutions.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course are set out in:
(a)
Table 1 for the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) from the Faculty of Science; and
(b)
The table of units of study for the Doctor of Medicine from the Faculty of Medicine.
(2)
The Dean of the Faculty of Science may permit a candidate of exceptional merit who is admitted to the Talented Student Program (TSP) to undertake a unit or units of study within the Faculty other than those specified in Table 1.
(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 Science (Advanced) as required by the Bachelor of Science resolutions; and
(b)
192 credit points to qualify for the award of the Doctor of Medicine as required by the resolutions for the Doctor of Medicine; and
(c)
one zero credit point Medicine unit of study in the first three years of the program.

6 Majors

(1)
Completion of a major is a requirement of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in this double degree. Candidates have the option of completing up to two majors.
(2)
The list of majors available in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is specified in the course resolutions for the Bachelor of Science.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Candidates must complete all requirements for the degree Bachelor of Science (Advanced) in minimum time and must maintain a credit average in each year of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced), this being the minimum achievement required for admission to candidature for the Doctor of Medicine.
(2)
Failure to maintain required progression and minimum result requirements will result in candidates being transferred from the double degree program to the Bachelor of Science with full credit for the units of study completed.

8 Requirements for the Honours degree

(1)
Honours is available to meritorious candidates in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced).
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) requires completion of an additional year of full time study. Candidates must complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two consecutive semesters.
(3)
Candidates who enrol in the honours year at the completion of the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) will suspend enrolment in the double degree and transfer to the Bachelor of Science honours candidature and enrol in fourth year units of study, before returning to complete the double award. Honours can also be attempted at the completion of the double degree program.
(4)
Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) are described in the resolutions of the Faculty of Science.

9 Award of the degree

(1)
The Bachelor of Science (Advanced) is awarded as either Pass or Honours. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the conditions specified in the resolutions of the Faculty of Science.
(2)
Candidates for the award of an Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, and who have not already graduated, will be awarded the relevant pass degree.
(3)
The Doctor of Medicine is awarded as a Pass grade.

10 Credit Transfer

It is not possible for candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Science (Advanced)/Doctor of Medicine to obtain credit for previous studies, except where approved by the Dean of Medicine for the purposes of subclause 4(3).

11 Course transfer

A candidate may abandon the double degree program and elect to complete the Bachelor of Science (Advanced) 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 candidature for that course and completion in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

12 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2014.
(2)
These resolutions also apply to students who have been admitted to the degree in accordance with subclause 4(3).