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Bachelor of Clinical Sciences

2018

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Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
114831
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
Not Available
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

BCSC

Award
Bachelor of Clinical Sciences
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Science and The Environment
Clinical and Behavioural Sciences
Design and Construction

Want to study medicine without moving down south? The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences is what you are looking for.

This course is open to school leavers or higher education students who have studied for no more than one year and hold year 12 qualifications to study the Flinders University Doctor of Medicine (MD) taught in the Northern Territory.

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (BCSC) is the first award of a double degree with Flinders University’s MD and, providing you meet the criteria for entry, guarantees entry into the Flinders University MD in the third year.

You will develop a solid foundation in the fundamental health and medical-related sciences, building your knowledge, skills and confidence to move onto the Flinders MD.

Completing the first year of the Flinders MD, which is also the third and final year of the BCSC, will give you the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences.

This course is part of a double degree with the Doctor of Medicine (MD) through Flinders University and is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) as an entry pathway into medicine.

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education
Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

  • The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2017.

    Applicant background (Semester one intake 2017) No. of Students % of all Students
    A. Higher education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    <5 N/P
    B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
    C. Work and life experience
    (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    <5 N/P
    D. Recent secondary education
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

    <5 N/P
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

    12 100.0
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

    <5 N/P
    International students <5 N/P
    All students 12 100.0

    Notes
    "<5" - the number of students is less than 5
    N/A - Students not accepted in this category
    N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

In the first two years of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences students will receive a solid foundation in the fundamental health and medical sciences. These studies will provide the preparation for entry into the four year Flinders University Doctor of Medicine (MD).

This course must be undertaken full time* on-campus and students are required to pass all units and gain a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5 (Credit Average) in order to progress to the final (third) year of the course. Students who do not pass all units or fail to achieve the minimum GPA within the first two years will be required to transfer into the Bachelor of Science.

Should a vacancy occur in the first year of the course, either because of attrition or a shortfall in commencing enrolments, the vacancy may be filled by a student who is enrolled in an undergraduate degree at Charles Darwin University, in accordance with the approved policy.

Successful completion of all units within the first two years will permit students to progress through the third year of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences. This third year of the BCSC also serves as the first year of the four year Flinders University MD taught in the Northern Territory.

Entry into this program is associated with a bond to work for four years in the Northern Territory after graduation (including the Intern year).

Students who have completed no more than one year (full time equivalent) at university level and received approved credit transfer may apply to study part time.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common Unit
(1 unit)
10cp
Students must complete the compulsory Common Unit totalling 10 credit points.

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(12 CDU units plus 6 Flinders units)
200cp
Compulsory Core units totalling 200 credit points consisting of 12 CDU units (120cp) and 6 Flinders University units equivalent to 80cp (CDU) as detailed below.

MLS101 Haematology 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI173 Microbiology
PHA210 Pharmacology 1
PHA214 Biotechnology and Pharmacogenomics
SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies
SBI245 Biochemistry (previously PHA311 from 2015)
SBI283 Immunology
SCH101 Chemical Concepts
SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry
SCL200 Communication for Improved Patient Care

Flinders University Units

MMED8101 Doctor and Patient 1A
MMED8102 Doctor and Patient 1B
MMED8103 Knowledge of Health and Illness 1A (20cp)
MMED8104 Knowledge of Health and Illness 1B (20cp)
MMED8105 Health Professions and Society 1A
MMED8106 Health Professions and Society 1B
 

Electives
(3 units)
30cp
Select units totalling 30 credit points may be selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.
 
240
Total Credit Points

Students who commence in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 60 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Students who commenced prior to 2013
Of the total 240 credit points:
* not more than 100 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
* not more than 30 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS" 

2015 Course changes
SBI245 Biochemistry has replaced PHA311 Clinical Biochemistry

Study plan

Students Commencing Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦    ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦    maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦    check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. SBI283.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU SBI173 Microbiology CO
SCH101 Chemical Concepts CO SCH102 Organic and Inorganic Chemistry CO
Elective E MLS101 Haematology CO
Year 2
SBI245 Biochemistry CO SBI209 Design and Analysis of Biological Studies CO
SBI283 Immunology; CO PHA214 Biotechnology and Pharmacogenomics CO
PHA210 Pharmacology 1 CO SCL200 Communication for Improved Patient Care CO
Elective E Elective E
Year 3 (Flinders University units)
MMED8101 Doctor and Patient 1A CO MMED8102 Doctor and Patient 1B CO
MMED8103 Knowledge of Health and Illness 1A (20cp) CO MMED8104 Knowledge of Health and Illness 1B (20cp) CO
MMED8105 Health Professionals and Society 1A CO MMED8106 Health Professionals and Society 1B CO

 

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All the information you will need to know about the application and selection process is available on the SATAC website.

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