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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Bachelor of Clinical Science has been specifically designed to meet the expectations of graduate entry dentistry, medicine and health programs across Australia.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Clinical Science
  • Course description
    About the course

    The Bachelor of Clinical Science is offered from CSU's Orange Campus and has been established in collaboration with the University of Sydney's Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine.

    The Bachelor of Clinical Science is unique in that it provides a specific education pathway from the undergraduate CSU degree into the University of Sydney graduate entry programs for eligible graduates.

    Aims and objectives

    The objectives of the Bachelor of Clinical Science program are to gain:

        * appropriate knowledge-base and learning skills to facilitate passage into graduate entry dentistry, medicine or other health sciences
        * the enhanced understanding required to practise in rural and remote clinical settings in addition to standard practice
        * a platform understanding for employment in a variety of public health, research and health technology occupations.

    The philosophy of this program is to provide graduates of the degree with the options of entering graduate entry health programs at the University of Sydney or elsewhere in Australia. Alternatively, graduates can utilise the content of the degree as the basis for employment in the health or medical research sector.

    Where it will take you

    There are a number of career opportunities for graduates of the Bachelor of Clinical Science:

        * progress to graduate entry Dentistry
        * progress to graduate entry Medicine
        * articulation into allied health programs
        * medical/dental or scientific research
        * employment in the public health system (epidemiology, health system planning, health screening, health promotion, etc.)
        * employment in private clinical and/or hospital technologist positions (renal dialysis, asthma testing, exercise testing, cardiology, etc.)

    Professionals teaching you

    The course is taught by staff who are dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience, and supported by a team of people who are currently working in various medical sectors.

    Facilitated rural entry to the University of Sydney

    The Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney have set aside 10 places in each of their respective degree programs specifically for graduates of the Bachelor of Clinical Science. To be eligible, graduates must meet the standard expectations for facilitated rural entry into dentistry or medicine. These include an appropriate GPA, GAMSAT results and being classified of rural origin.

    Students who do not meet this requirement will obviously still be highly competitive for standard entry to University of Sydney after completing the jointly developed curriculum of the Bachelor of Clinical Science.

    Rural entry
    It is not essential for all applicants to come from a rural background. However, access to the facilitated rural entry program for the University of Sydney specific places will be dependent on rural origin. This is defined as having resided (according to principal home address) in a rural area (RRMA 3-7) for at least five (5) years (consecutive or cumulative) from commencement of primary school. For further information on the RRMA (Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas) ratings for University of Sydney entry, please see the University of Sydney website.

    For more information about the medicine and dentistry facilitated rural entry programs available at the University of Sydney, please visit:

        * www.dentistry.usyd.edu.au/student/bdent.php
        * www.medfac.usyd.edu.au/futurestudent/index.php

    Metropolitan origin students will still be able to compete for normal entry into the University of Sydney or other programs.

    Science Scholarships

    CSU's Science Scholarships are available for on campus applicants to this course, providing $4000 per annum for up to four years (subject to satisfactory progress). Once awarded the Scholarship, the money is the student's to spend in the way that assists them most.

    Applicants must achieve a University Admissions Index (UAI)(NSW) or ENTER(VIC) of 80 and above (inclusive of the Regional Bonus) to be eligible to receive the Scholarship.

    To apply, download the Science Scholarships application form, complete all sections, then return the form to the Scholarships Officer before the end of October in the year prior to commencing your studies.

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate a student must satisfactorily complete 192 points. Students will graduate from the Bachelor of Clinical Science with the award BClinicalSc.

    Clinical requirements

    Refer to the Clinical requirements section for information on:

        * Criminal Record Clearance
        * Immunisation

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