Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

It's an exciting time to be studying medicine at Monash. As the only Victorian university to offer a direct-from-school medical degree, you will see the discoveries of our world-renowned researchers put into clinical practice and enjoy our links to the largest health-care provider network in Australia, which includes the Monash Medical Centre (where the School of Clinical Sciences, Department of Medicine is based) and The Alfred, Melbourne's major casualty hospital.

Our course includes interdisciplinary units that introduce the basic medical and behavioural sciences of anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology.

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

This degree provides a solid foundation in biomedical sciences leading to a research-based honours year. You'll be taught by leading experts in the biomedical sciences and gain the skills necessary to understand and investigate human biology and health.

Graduates often find work in medical research, biotechnology, genetic engineering, neurosciences, molecular biology, reproductive biology and technology, anatomical and forensic sciences. You will also be well prepared to pursue higher studies in research and graduate-entry programs.

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Bachelor of Medical Science Honours

The Bachelor of Medical Science Honours (BMedSci Hons) is an optional additional year of study, usually taken at the end of year three or four, for students already enrolled in the MBBS.

The year, which culminates in a minor thesis, provides you with in-depth exposure to the research environment; working with and learning from incredibly experienced and supportive clinician-scientists. You'll graduate with a set of skills integral to being a doctor - problem solving, trouble shooting, initiative, really understanding the research environment and greater employability (through demonstrating your commitment to learning and discovery).

And when you return to the clinical setting to finish your MBBS (a transition supported by the clinical bridging program) you'll be so much more prepared for any opportunities or challenges that come your way. Students rave about their Monash BMedSci experiences and you will too.

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Medicine thesis project themes

If you'd like to do your BMedSci (Hons) in 2015, the Department of Medicine would love to hear from you. We're looking for candidates interested in (but not limited to) the following research themes:

  • Musculoskeletal and bone health
  • Inflammatory diseases like lupus
  • Stroke and ageing
  • Cardiovascular research.

If you have a minor thesis idea or would like more information please contact Professor Peter Ebeling or Dr Paul King.