Bachelor of Medical Science

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Program code

1306

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time equivalent offered over 2 years

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

CSP available (more)

Entry requirements

1

Overall position (OP) 2015

99

Rank 2015

(Additional requirements)

Offered in

Semester 1

Prerequisites

  • English (4SA)
  • Maths B (4SA)
  • one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA)
  • For Year 12 applicants only

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How to apply

Admission requirements

Admission to the Bachelor of Medical Science will be determined by the following criteria:

  • academic achievement for Year 12 applicants in the year before entry
  • OR academic achievement for applicants who have completed their senior secondary studies up to three years prior to application and who have not previously attempted tertiary study at Diploma level or higher
  • all prerequisite subjects (or their equivalent) must be met.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to these programs are described below.

How to apply

OP 1 to 6 Guarantee

This program is excluded from the OP 1 to 6 Guarantee.

Due to the competitiveness of this program special entry schemes, including Educational Access Scheme (EAS), do not apply.

Selection for admission to an undergraduate degree is made on the basis of academic merit.

Selection for admission is competitive as the number of applicants generally exceeds the places available. The minimum requirement for eligibility for admission is completion of year 12 of secondary school or equivalent academic achievement.

Prerequisites for admission may be specified in terms of levels of achievement in particular Year 12 subjects. Prerequisite conditions may be satisfied by other study or experience which is considered to be equivalent to the Year 12 prerequisites.

Domestic applicants should apply for admission through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC).

Extra information

Internal Transfer: Griffith students may not apply for the Bachelor of Medical Science by submitting an internal transfer. Students who have been offered a place at University but have deferred and who have not attempted university study may apply through Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC) or Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Deferred students may not apply by submitting an internal transfer.

Deferral: Students are permitted to defer an offer in the Bachelor of Medical Science program for one year.

Dress Code: Students should be aware that they are required to dress in attire appropriate to their position as a potential medical student representing Griffith University. The standard of dress should be appropriate to the activities to be undertaken and consistent with expectations as relevant to occupational health and safety requirements, local community standards and cultural mores.

Other Requirements: Bachelor of Medical Science students need to be aware that should they be successful in gaining entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099) program, additional requirements must be met prior to commencement. Information about these requirements and other relevant information can be found on the Placement Essentials website.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.0 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.5
  • OR a minimum score of 580 on TOEFL
  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 92 (no score less than 22)
  • OR no score less than 4 in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)
  • OR a minimum grade of C on the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • OR an overall score of 68 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with a minimum of 60 in all Communicative Skills.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

The above requirements are HIGHER than the requirements stipulated in University policy. Applicants should refer to the following policy for further information:

From 2010, the requirement to demonstrate an IELTS (Academic) of 7.0 or an equivalent level of proficiency in English will apply to all International students with the exception of those students who are admitted via the following English admission pathway which is exempt from the completion of the English language enhancement course:

If you do not meet the University's specified English language requirements, you may wish to contact the Griffith English Language Institute to increase your eligibility for entering a Griffith University program. This Institute offers a number of English language and other courses at both its Brisbane and Gold Coast branches.

QTAC application information

Bachelor of Medical Science
Previous
cut off OP
1
Previous
cut off Rank
99
QTAC code

228272

Duration

2 years full-time

Prerequisites

English (4SA); Maths B (4SA); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (4SA); For Year 12 applicants only

* The above score and ranks are from 2015 admissions round.

Credit for prior learning

Griffith University awards credit for prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please refer to the following website:

Students can apply to gain credit for prior learning by lodging a Credit for prior learning application. To assist with your application, Griffith's Credit Precedent Database may give you a guide to the credit that you could be entitled to by listing equivalent courses towards which the University has previously awarded credit.