Doctor of Medicine Articulated Set

includes:

Doctor of Medicine
Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine) BClinSc(Med)

Doctor of Medicine MD

Availability

Doctor of Medicine (4921ME)

On Campus - Orange

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Course duration referenced below is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full time (full time equivalent duration). At Charles Sturt the standard calendar refers to 32 points a session over a 2 session calendar year. The Actual Duration is the time taken to complete the course following the prescribed enrolment pattern. A course's actual duration can be affected by the session calendar (number of sessions undertaken per year) and/or mode (full time, part time or mixed) and credit packages which may have been granted unpon admission. Therefore, depending on the prescribed enrolment pattern, mode, calendar utilised and credit awarded a course may take less time or more time to complete than the duration noted as full time equivalent years. Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine the actual duration of study.

Doctor of Medicine

Full-time: 5.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine)

Full-time: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Doctor of Medicine

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. All applicants must demonstrate the ability to meet all the inherent requirements at all times in their course. See attached link https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/ir/inherent_requirements/inherent_requirements_for_medicine_courses

Inherent requirements are personal capabilities which are essential for achieving the learning outcomes of the Course that will preserve the integrity of the Universitys teaching, learning and assessment standards and the accreditation requirements for the course. The Disability Education Standard, Section 3.4 (3) states: In assessing whether an adjustment to the Course, Subject of the Course or program in which the student is enrolled, or proposes to be enrolled, is reasonable, the provider is entitled to maintain the academic requirements of the Course or program, and other requirements or components that are inherent in or essential to its nature. Note: In providing for students with disabilities, a provider may continue to ensure the integrity of its Courses or programs and assessment requirements and processes, so that those on whom it confers an award can present themselves as having the appropriate knowledge, experience and expertise implicit in the holding of that particular award.

There are multiple entry pathways to the MD course.

Prospective applicants are directed to the Joint Program in Medicine (JPM) School of Rural Medicine webpage to determine appropriate entry category and pathway. Note that there is a contractual arrangement that 80% of the CSU cohort are of rural background.

JPM School of Rural Medicine. Applicants will apply to the JPM referencing their course site (CSU or Western Sydney University), and a site specific offer will be made by UAC, but ranking for interview and preferencing will be managed collaboratively by the relevant Schools.

Requirements for domestic applicants:

To be eligible for a place in the JPM MD, applicants will be assessed across three criteria.


Criteria 1: Academic Rank

Rural Applicants

  • ATAR (or equivalent) of 91.5 for applicants of rural origin under current Department of Health definitions (defined as residency for at least 10 years cumulatively or any 5 years consecutively in an ASGS-RA 2-5 area since the age of five years.
  • Completion of proof of rural residency form (Community Member Confirmation) at time of application.
    See DoctorConnect at https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/health-workforce-locator/health-workforce-locator


Academic equivalence for rural applicants will be assessed as follows:       

  • International Baccalaureate 35 or higher
  • OP 1 to 4
  • GCE of AAA* or higher (3 or less A2 subjects)

For tertiary studies the following minimum GPAs levels apply:

  • 1 semester or more but less than 1 year undergraduate: GPA 5.8
  • 1 year or more but uncompleted undergraduate: GPA 5.6
  • 3 years or more but uncompleted undergraduate: GPA 4.9
  • Completed undergraduate degree: GPA 4.9
  • Completed Undergraduate Honours degree: GPA No minimum
  • Completed Graduate Certificate: GPA 5.7
  • Completed Graduate Diploma: GPA 5.4
  • Completed Coursework Masters: GPA 4.6
  • Completed Research Masters: No minimum


 Qualifications that are more than 10 year old prior to the year of entry will not be considered     

Non Rural Applicants

  • ATAR (or equivalent) of 95.5.

Academic equivalence for non-rural applicants will be assessed as follows:

  • International Baccalaureate 38 or higher
  • OP 1 to 3
  • GCE of AAA* or higher (3 or less A2 subjects)

For tertiary studies the following minimum GPAs levels apply:

  • 1 semester or more but less than 1 year undergraduate: GPA 6.4
  • 1 year or more but uncompleted undergraduate: GPA 6.2
  • 3 years or more but uncompleted undergraduate: GPA 5.5
  • Completed undergraduate degree: GPA 5.5
  • Completed Undergraduate Honours degree: GPA No minimum
  • Completed Graduate Certificate: GPA 6.5
  • Completed Graduate Diploma: GPA 6.2
  • Completed Coursework Masters: GPA 5.4
  • Completed Research Masters: No minimum


Qualifications that are more than 10 year old prior to the year of entry will not be considered

 

Criteria 2: Aptitude Test

Applicants must sit the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test)

The UCAT scores will determine a ranking list for interview. The level of achievement the University requires will vary each year, determined by the performance of all applicants competing for a place in the JPM MD course and will not be disclosed.



Criteria 3: Multi Mini Interview (MMI) and Medical Admission Questionnaire  (MAQ)

Interviews will take the format of a set of Multi-station Mini Interviews (MMI). Applicants invited to interview are asked a series of questions in separate stations.
The Medical Admission Questionnaire to be completed by applicants. The applicants MAQ will be discussed at the Multi Mini Interview Day.

Additional information
Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Additional pathways for entry:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander application

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants apply via the University Admissions Centre (UAC). Applications are managed by the respective Schools. A panel interview is conducted with elders, and academic achievement assessed.

Charles Sturt University Pathway

  • A minimum of six interview positions will be guaranteed for rural students in the Charles Sturt University pathway (courses) whereby they must have at least the requisite GPA for either 1 year or 2 years of any Charles Sturt University course, and       
  • undertaken the UCAT. Prospective students will also submit the required Medical Admissions Questionnaire.
    This pathway is only available for Charles Sturt University students, currently defined by the Department of Health (residency for at least 10 years cumulatively or any 5 years consecutively in an ASGS-RA 2-5 area): https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Conte nt/rural-health-multidisciplinary-training-program-framework)

 

Special Requirements

Documentation
Students are required to obtain and provide all necessary documentation to be verified by NSW ClinConnect. This verification is
a requirement of the NSW Health Department for all students enrolled in medical programs. If a student fails to produce this documentation to ClinConnect they will not be able to attend hospital and health service teaching sessions, and placements.
Documents that must be provided to ClinConnect are:

  1. National Police Certificate;
  2. Adult Health Immunisation Schedule;
  3. Code of Conduct Agreement.

Attendance
Class attendance is a mandatory requirement of the course to ensure that professional competencies are met. Failure to meet attendance requirements will result in a 'FL' (Fail) of the subject.

English Proficiency
All students must ensure they meet the Medical Board of Australia English language skills for initial registration. For further details regarding English language proficiency refer to the Medical Board of Australia Registration Standards: English Language Skills.

Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine)

There is no Admissions Requirements for Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine) as it is an exit point only.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Doctor of Medicine

There is no recognition of prior learning into the Doctor of Medicine.

Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine)

There is no recognition of prior learning for the Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine)

Articulation

The Master and Bachelor [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Doctor of Medicine

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 320 points.

Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

Qualification for the award requires the successful completion of 320 credit points and the listed subjects below. The course is an integrated course, with one core 64 point subject per year.

Core Subjects

MED110 Clinical Sciences 1
MED210 Clinical Sciences 2
MED310 Applied Clinical Sciences 1
MED410 Applied Clinical Sciences 2
MED510 Applied Clinical Sciences 3

Enrolment Pattern

Full-time (2 session calendar)

Year 1

Session 1 and Session 2
MED110 Clinical Sciences 1

Year 2

Session 1 and Session 2
MED210 Clinical Sciences 2

Students with an interest in research may intercollate a specific research year, after year 2, to gain the Bachelor of Medical Research.

Year 3

Session 1 and Session 2
MED310 Applied Clinical Sciences 1

At this point, the students are eligible to exit with a Bachelor of Clinical Science (Medicine).

Year 4

Session 1 and Session 2
MED410 Applied Clinical Sciences 2

Year 5

Session 1 and Session 2
MED510 Applied Clinical Sciences 3

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

MED110 Clinical Sciences 1

Professional Accreditation

Charles Sturt University's Doctor of Medicine is a Joint Medicine Program with Western Sydney University. Western Sydney University's program is accredited until 2024. The Joint Medicine Program is considered a major change and submission for reaccreditation has been submitted.

Graduates are eligible for registration by the Medical Board (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, AHPRA) in all Australian States and Territories, following successful completion of a period of required supervised graduate training.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: March 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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