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  • Objectives
    The Bond Medical Program is an accredited, integrated case-based course, built around four themes: Scientific Basis of Medicine; Clinical Skills; Health and Society; and Personal and Professional Development. A variety of teaching and learning methods are employed, including case-based small group tutorials, practical classes, clinical skills training, self-directed learning, web-based/e-learning, interactive seminars and lectures. A strong emphasis is placed on clinical skills training and due to small class sizes, students learn in a highly personalised environment, on state of the art equipment.
  • Practical experience
    Work Experience & Internships Approximately 20 hours per week is face-to-face teaching in the pre-clinical years (Years 1 and 2), allowing ample time for reflection and self-directed, student-centred learning. The latter part of the program comprises of a ‘clinical apprenticeship’ during which students are located in hospitals or mentored by senior specialists. Specifically, during years 3 and 4, students will be located largely in hospital and community clinical settings. During Year 4 there is also an elective term which students can spend at any approved hospital post in Australia or overseas. Final year students complete a pre-internship term, which acts as an orientation prior to the commencement of their intern year.
  • Entry requirements
    Enrolments in the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery are strictly limited to ensure small class sizes and sufficient clinical placements. As such, entry is extremely competitive. Applicants are selected through a rigorous assessment process based on outstanding academic achievement in combination with personal attributes such as communication, leadership and ethical decision-making skills, motivation, critical thinking, problem solving and non-verbal reasoning. Short-listed applicants are required to attend an interview in person at Bond University where their general suitability to medicine and preparedness to undertake a highly demanding course will be examined at an interview. Entry requirements vary depending on your level of previous studies and if you are an international student. Refer to applicant definitions for more information. Undergraduate Applicants Applicants are evaluated on the following equally-weighted criteria: 1. Overall secondary academic results which must include Year 12 Chemistry, Maths B (or equivalent) and English 2. Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test (UMAT) results (the UMAT is also required for international applicants who are non-degree holders and studying in Australia) 3. Structured interview ranking For further information about the academic assessment, please refer to the Entry Assessment Table. For further information about the interview, please refer to the FAQs. Please note: International* undergraduate applicants need to demonstrate academic achievement equivalent to the Australian Year 12 examinations (e.g. International Baccalaureate or GCE-A levels) and provide evidence of a high level of written and spoken English (IELTS of 7.0 with no subscore less than 6.5). Postgraduate Applicants Credit or exemptions for previous studies cannot be granted because of the highly integrated structure of the Bond Medical Program. Applicants will be evaluated based on the following equally-weighted criteria: 1. GPA from previous university degree (completed no more than nine years ago) which also demonstrates qualifications at least equivalent to Queensland Year 12 Chemistry, Maths B and English. Applicants who do not meet these requirements must complete an approved bridging course before their application can be considered. 2. Structured interview ranking Please note: International* postgraduate applicants need to demonstrate academic achievement equivalent to that of an Australian Bachelor or Masters degree and provide evidence of a high level of written and spoken English (IELTS of 7.0 with no subscore less than 6.5). For further information about the academic assessment, please refer to the Entry Assessment Table. For further information about the interview, please refer to the FAQs. * International applicants are those who are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian Permanent Resident or the holder of an Australian Humanitarian Visa OTHER REQUIREMENTS All successful applicants will be required to undertake a Hepatitis B immunisation program before or during the first semester of their program, in accordance with Queensland Health guidelines.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
  • Course description
    Career Outcomes

    The Bond Medical Program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council, assuring that it meets or exceeds the agreed national guidelines for medical education.  As a result, upon successful completion of the program graduates are qualified for registration as a medical practitioner in any State or Territory in Australia.

    Graduates from the course will have the appropriate knowledge, attitudes and skills to function effectively as interns in Australian hospitals and will be ideally positioned to undergo further training in any of the Australasian specialty colleges.

    COMBINED DEGREES / FURTHER STUDY

    Students cannot combine the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery with any other degree.

    RELATED COURSES

        * Bachelor of Biomedical Science
        * Postgraduate Diploma of Biomedical Science
        * Graduate Certificate of Biomedical Science

    Scholarships

    Bond University does not offer any scholarships for study in the Bond Medical Program however Bond Medical Program students can apply for a Queensland Health Rural Health Scholarship.

    FEE-Help

    FEE-HELP is an interest free loan available to Australian citizens and those holding a permanent humanitarian visa.

    In addition to FEE-HELP, there is a range of financing options available to students. Why not attend a free Investing in your future seminar to find out more?

    COURSE STRUCTURE
    Learning themes

    Four themes run through the Bond Medical Program. These themes are projected throughout the entire medical program but with a particular emphasis at different points in the curriculum.

        * Scientific Basis of Medicine. This theme includes Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology.
        * Clinical Skills. This theme includes History Taking, Physical Exam, Procedural Skills and Communication Skills.
          Clinical skills will be an integral part of the curriculum. In the early semesters student will be trained in effective communication, history taking and basic examination skills, to ensure they are well prepared for the more advanced training they will receive during their clinical placements.
        * Health & Society. This theme includes Evidence Based Medicine, Injury & Illness Prevention, Population Epidemiology, Research Methods & Indigenous Health.
        * Personal & Professional Development. This theme includes Ethics, Medical Law, Teamwork and IT Skills.

    Semesters 1 & 2 (Year 1):

    The emphasis is on the Scientific Basis of Medicine - particularly medical chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, genomics and behavioural science.

    Semesters 3-7 (Years 1-3):

    The Scientific Basis of Medicine theme includes physiology, anatomy, microbiology, immunology, pathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, bio-informatics and diagnostic investigations (including imaging). All ‘body systems’ are covered in depth with extensive use of problem-based learning (PBLs).  Evidence-based practice and training in research methodology are major streams of the Health and Society theme, together with health promotion and illness prevention in populations/communities. Clinical skills training occurs throughout this period so as to prepare students for their subsequent clinical rotations.

    Semesters 8-14 (Years 3-4)

    Students are located largely in clinical settings, both hospital and community. This extensive clinical training with students rotating though a range of specialist areas and general practice ensures that Bond graduates will always be amongst the most highly trained of any medical graduate in Australia.

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