Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

The Department of Psychiatry plays an integral role in delivering the curriculum of the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS).

Known as ‘Medicine of the Mind', psychiatry at Monash begins in first year with units in ‘Health and Human Behaviour' and ‘Human Lifespan Development'. In second year of your MBBS psychiatry is taught alongside neurology. In your fourth year of study you'll spend one of your nine-week training blocks immersed in psychiatry in a clinical setting. Clinical placements, conducted in hospitals and practices across metropolitan and rural Victoria, are an excellent hands-on aspect of the Monash MBBS degree.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery.

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.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Medical Science Honours.

Psychiatry thesis project themes

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

  • Refugee mental health
  • Our ageing population and nursing home resident mental health
  • Mindfulness
  • Suicide and prevention
  • Cancer
  • Epidemiology of mental disorders.

If you have a minor thesis idea or would like more information please take a look at our available student research projects or contact the Psychiatry BMedSci (Hons) coordinator, Dr Joanne Enticott.