The Deakin Bachelor ofMedicine Bachelor of Surgery(BMBS) is a four-year,graduate-entry program thatwill prepare you for practicewithin a range of healthcare settings. A graduateentry program requiressuccessful completion ofan undergraduate degree.Malaria research offers new hopeSchool of Medicine researcher, Dr Taniade Koning-Ward, along with otherMelbourne scientists, has identified achink in the life cycle of malaria thatoffers hope for the development ofnew treatment options for the disease.Malaria is spread via mosquitoes andthere are more than 400 million casesof malaria each year, with more thanone million people – mainly children –dying from the disease annually.New therapies are urgently needed tocombat ever-increasing resistance tothe available drugs.Dr de Koning-Ward has discoveredthe identity of a protein channel thatallows the malaria parasite to surviveand cause illness. ‘The next step is toidentify drugs that block this proteinchannel,’ says Dr de Koning-Ward.

Deakin medicineClinical learningMeeting workforce demandsStudents choose one of four clinicalschools for the third and fourth yearsof the course – in Geelong, Ballarat,Warrnambool or Box Hill. The ParallelRural Community Curriculum (PRCC)gives some third-year students theopportunity to spend an entire year ofstudy attached to a general practice inone of a number of regional centres inWestern Victoria, including Camperdown,Colac, Hamilton and Horsham. Animportant aspect of the PRCC is todevelop strong community engagement.The Deakin Medical School, based at theGeelong Campus at Waurn Ponds, is thefirst rural and regional medical schoolin Victoria. The Bachelor of MedicineBachelor of Surgery is a four‑year,graduate‑entry program.There is currently a significant medicalworkforce shortage throughout Australia,particularly in rural, regional and outermetropolitan locations.As a Deakin medicine graduate youwill be in high demand for internshipsin Victoria and other states, and wellprepared to enter specialty trainingprograms in all areas of medicine, aswell as work in a wide range of hospitalor ambulatory settings in Australia oroverseas. You will also be well placed topursue careers in medical research.Problem-based learningAt Deakin, the main teaching method isproblem-based learning (PBL). You willanalyse real cases in small groups to learnthe basic sciences required to practisemedicine. There is a strong emphasison information technology, which hasbecome an essential part of clinicalpractice, and on early clinical experience,including simulation-based teaching.Multidisciplinary learningDeakin’s Bachelor of MedicineBachelor of Surgery program hasa strong emphasis on interprofessionallearning. Medical students work withstudents and practitioners from arange of other health disciplinesincluding nursing, psychology, socialwork, occupational therapy anddietetics. This experience introducesyou to working in multidisciplinaryteams and helps develop anunderstanding of the expertise androle of different health professionals.The first two years of the course arebased at Deakin’s Geelong Campus atWaurn Ponds. During this time, youwill also attend clinical sites (hospitals,general practices, community healthcentres) in the Geelong region.There is also an opportunity to studyinterstate or overseas during an electiveterm in fourth year for those with a desirefor broader horizons.Special emphasis will be given torural and regional medicineAs a Deakin medical student you willhave the opportunity to become familiarwith the role of rural and regionalgeneral practitioners and specialistsand other regional health professionals.You will develop networks in regionalareas and become familiar with the waymedicine is practised in the country andwith the challenges and rewards of ruralpractice. During the course there will bean emphasis on acquiring the proceduralskills required for rural medical practice.Pathways to medicineSeveral undergraduate programs atDeakin provide pathways for entry intothe Deakin graduate-entry medicineprogram. Deakin teaches a full rangeof health disciplines including nursing,public health and health promotion,health sciences, dietetics, occupationaltherapy, psychology, exercise science andbiomedical science.The AdvisoryBoards helpdelivering isus make sureproducing gthat the curaduates whrriculum weand the eno are suited’revironment intowthe jobs theyhich they’llThe Advisorywork in rura’ll doBoard meml and regionbers are senfrom the real Victoria.ior cliniciansgion, who hand adminiselp us to arropportunitiestratorsange clinicalfor researchplacements,and provideregional heaidentifylth services.advice on how we canassistProfessor Brendan CrottyHead, School of Medicine1

National Centre for Farmer HealthA 2008 report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfarerevealed that rural Australians experience above-average rates ofcardiovascular and respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer. Throwin the effects of a long-term, ongoing drought and the list alsoincludes higher levels of stress, anxiety and depression. In fact, a 2005Department of Human Services study found that in some areas ofVictoria, rural residents have a life expectancy of five years less thantheir metropolitan counterparts.Statistics like these are now being tackled head-on by the NationalCentre for Farmer Health (NCFH) – a partnership between DeakinUniversity and the Western District Health Service.Based in Hamilton, the NCFH delivers professional training andeducation, applied research and development, an IT information hub,innovative health programs, and the award-winning Sustainable FarmFamilies program.Deakin Medical Schoolgraduates will be wellprepared to work as internsin regional, metropolitan andinterstate hospitals.Professor Brendan CrottyHead, School of MedicineProfessor Brendan Crotty is the Head of the School of Medicine, and Professor of Medicineat Deakin University. Professor Crotty graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1979and then trained in gastroenterology at St Vincent’s and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne.After completing a research doctorate at St Vincent’s Hospital, he worked for two yearsat the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, in the UK, where he developed a research and clinicalinterest in inflammatory bowel disease. Since returning to Australia he has worked inclinical medicine, medical research and medical education. He has extensive experience inundergraduate, prevocational and specialist medical education.He is Chair of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria, the bodyresponsible for training programs for all first and second yearmedical graduates working in Victorian hospitals. He hassupervised the training of more than 200 junior doctors whobecame specialist physicians.As a practising physician, Professor Crotty brings morethan 20 years experience in general medicine andgastroenterology to the development of the Deakincurriculum, as well as expertise in clinical research. Hisvision for the Deakin Medical School is to produce doctorswith broad clinical, communication and procedural skills,who will become general practitioners and specialists inthe region, and to develop a strong research base within theSchool and its regional partners. He is confident that Deakingraduates will be well equipped to manage the increasingburden of chronic disease in the community, work effectivelyin multidisciplinary teams and make a significantcontribution to medical research.2As a graduate you will beequipped to enter trainingprograms for a diverse rangeof medical careers, includinggeneral practice, surgery,pathology, emergency medicine,obstetrics and gynaecology,paediatrics, anaesthetics,geriatric medicine, radiology,occupational and rehabilitationmedicine and manyother specialties.Other possible career pathsinclude medical research,academia and hospitaland government medicaladministration.

Four themes are carried through the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelorof Surgery and embedded in problem-based learning (PBL) tutorials,lectures, practical classes and clinical experience:»»»»»»»»knowledge of health and illnessdoctor and patientdoctors, people, cultures and institutionsethics, law and professional development.Knowledge of health and illness – the predominant theme during thefirst two years of the course – is delivered in 11 system-based human homeostasisidentity, microbes and defencecardiovascular systemrespiratory systemrenal systemgastrointestinal systemhuman life cycleendocrine/reproductive systemsmusculoskeletal systembrain and behaviourtransition to clinical practice.You will spend your first two years of study at Deakin’s Geelong Campusat Waurn Ponds. During this time, you will also attend clinical sites(hospitals, general practices, community health centres) in theGeelong region.The main learning method during the first two years of the course isproblem-based learning (PBL) where you will learn the basic socialand behavioural sciences needed to practise medicine using ‘real-life’clinical problems, which have been designed to illustrate the relevanceof these sciences to clinical practice. PBL has significant benefits as itillustrates the relevance of each discipline to clinical practice.During the third and fourth years, training will be delivered in clinicalsettings where you will be able to gain comprehensive clinicalexperience in hospitals, general practices and community-basedservices. You will be based at one of four clinical schools:the Greater Green Triangle Clinical School (centred on Warrnambool);the Grampians Clinical School (centred on Ballarat); the GreaterGeelong Clinical School (centred on Geelong); and the Eastern HealthClinical School (centred on Box Hill).Practising doctors in these clinical settings provide most of theteaching. Teaching programs delivered by each clinical school will becoordinated by Directors of Clinical Studies, who are senior academicswithin the School of Medicine. High-quality, web-based support, builton Deakin’s expertise in online learning, will ensure close contact withacademic and support staff for educational, research and professionaldevelopment purposes.There is an elective in the fourth year of the course, where students areable to arrange clinical placements interstate or overseas.3

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery*Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Semester 1/Semester 2Medicine 1A and Medicine 1BSemester 1/Semester 2Medicine 2A and Medicine 2BSemester 1/Semester 2Medicine 3A and Medicine 3BSemester 1/Semester 2Medicine 4A and Medicine 4BTopics include: human homeostasis; identity, microbes and defence; cardiovascular, respiratory,renal and gastrointestinal systems; health, cultural, social and environmental systems;ethical and legal foundations of medical practice.Topics include: human life cycle; endocrine reproductive systems; brain and behaviour;musculoskeletal system; health, cultural, social and environmental systems;ethical and legal foundations of medical practice; transition to clinical practice.Rotations include: medicine, surgery, medicine/musculoskeletal; mental health;children’s health; women’s health.Rotations include: emergency medicine; general practice; aged care, rehabilitation and palliative care;anaesthetic/intensive care unit/procedures.The year concludes with hospital and ambulatory care selective rotations and an elective rotation.* The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery is a graduate-entry program. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree to be consideredfor a place in the program.withfiliation agreementsafdnesigshaolhoia and isDeakin Medical Scs in Western Victoricervsehaltheintepublic and privaof General PracticenssioiviDurfoetha wideworking closely withyou to undertakeowallipsshionlatrethe region. Thesestudies.cements during yourrange of clinical plaUseful web sitesFuture Medical Graduate Australian Medical School AdmissionsTest (GAMSAT) course and cholarshipsPublicationsUndergraduate Course Guide 2011This guide contains detailed course informationand subject listings.Scholarships Guide 2011

What is the selection process?Selection for the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelorof Surgery is based on undergraduate degreeacademic performance (GPA 5), an aptitudetest (the Graduate Australian Medical SchoolAdmissions Test or GAMSAT), and an interview.Relevant study and health professionalexperience, prior rural or regional residence andsocio-economic disadvantage are also takeninto consideration.What is the Graduate Australian MedicalSchool Admissions Test (GAMSAT)?The Graduate Australian Medical SchoolAdmissions Test (GAMSAT) has been developedby the Australian Council for Educational Research(ACER) in conjunction with the Consortium ofGraduate Medical Schools to assist in the selectionof students for graduate-entry medical programs.It is designed to assess applicants’ capacity toundertake studies in an intellectually demandingcourse and is open to any student who hascompleted an undergraduate degree. Moreinformation is available at the GAMSAT web site do I apply?All applications for domestic students (Australianresidents) are made through:The Graduate Medical Admissions Centre:Australian Council for Educational Research19 Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell Vic 3124.Further information is available at theGAMSAT web site (see above) or the information you require is not availableat these web sites, phone 03 9244 6333.How many places will be availablein 2011?The School of Medicine will offer 130Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) in 2011.This includes 33 Bonded Medical Places (BMP).International places are also available.What is a Commonwealth SupportedPlace (CSP)?A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) isone where the government pays a proportionof the tuition costs and the student funds thebalance through a Higher Education ContributionScheme-Higher Education Loan Program (HECSHELP) payment. For eligible students, loans maybe obtained via HECS-HELP to pay for all or part oftheir contribution. Repayments are made throughthe Australian taxation system once annualincome exceeds the minimum threshold forrepayment. Alternatively, eligible students can paytheir contribution upfront and receive a discount.Medical students are required to pay the upperband of HECS fees, currently approximately 8800per year of study.What is a Bonded Medical Place (BMP)?If offered a Bonded Medical Place (BMP), you signan agreement with the Australian Governmentto work in a district of workforce shortage(as determined by the Department of Healthand Ageing) of your choice for four years aftercompleting specialty training.Are scholarships available?Deakin offers a variety of scholarships to helpsupport students financially during their studies.You will find information on a range of academicscholarships awarded to high-achieving studentsand a program of Deakin Access and EquityScholarships available for people who may nototherwise have the opportunity to access highereducation at Medical School students are also eligibleto apply for accommodation support through theGeoff and Helen Handbury backgroundinryvafotd benefis andgs the addeinbrersue have nurseco‘We.atrtuadHrapeople,ngin ast variety ofudent CamerovastarParticipatingaisyeredeirhys.eers. Tce, says thlist and engincussions, he saaisand experiendrnuinjolaa,ofcirsfielawyes from peoplerticularly bennapioinispophysios, a fewixtmnreeg diffelly good.’ Thproblem, havinawhich is reatuotnuresting.’trying to‘If you ares it really inteekamsdnugrodifferent backduated 2007rag,doorwupus at Brtelbourne CamM,Cameron HaceneciS,lBiomedicar of SurgeryloechaBeBachelor ofinedicchelor of MsStudying BarnWau PondatsupmaCGeelong5

2010 Medicine Information Evenings:Ballarat – Tuesday 18 May, 6pm Ballarat Education Resource Centre, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2Geelong Campus at Waurn Ponds – Thursday 20 May, 6pm Building ia, Room 1.006 (Peter Thwaites Lecture Theatre)Melbourne Campus at Burwood – Monday 24 May, 6pm Building hc, Room 2.005 (Lecture Theatre 13)For details regarding these events visit closer to the date.More information Medicine 1300 DEGREE (1300 334 733) [email protected] by Deakin University March 2010. While the information published in this Guide was accurate at the time of publication, Deakin University reserves the right to alter, amend or delete details of course offerings and other information published here. For the most up-to-date course information please view our web site at University CRICOS Provider Code: 00113B

including nursing, psychology, social work, occupational therapy and dietetics. This experience introduces . (PRCC) gives some third-year students the . * The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery is a graduate-entry program. Applicants mus