Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Monash University

5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews
Bachelor Degree
5.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The five-year Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) curriculum is designed as an integrated course incorporating four themes, within which units are taught in an interdisciplinary fashion by staff from across the faculty and in a wide range of learning environments (campus and clinical).

During the early years of the course, the basic medical and behavioural sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology) are introduced within interdisciplinary units.

The course features extended semester durations and requires approximately 25 formal contact hours per week in years one and two, though in years three to five, students will be expected to spend around 40 hours per week working in a clinical site. This provides students with time for self-directed study, the time and opportunity to be in control of their own learning, and to develop skills in problem-solving and the critical appraisal of information.
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The five-year curriculum will include an experience in rural areas for all students. This includes one day in a rural community in first year and a...

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Average ratings for Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Monash University based on 7 reviews
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August 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: - highly interactive
- relevant knowledge
- up to date facilities and resources
- great assignments
- sense of connection and support in the cohort

Negatives: - time consuming
- challenging workload

My advice to future students is: - try your hardest in the course but also enjoy uni life
- make th...

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August 2018
Year completed 2017

Positives: Engaging course as you get to deal with patients personally, it is a good learning experience and opportunity to find the right channel to train myself and acquire the necessary knowledge to serve my community in the future as a healthcare provider..
Also, the campus has good facilities like the library, internet ...

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August 2018
Year completed 2015

Positives: clinical attachment to reflect future workplace scenario, PBLs to cover and standardise syllabus, wide range of rotations through multiple specialties

Negatives: Health enhancement modules which takes some time

My advice to future students is: During your clinical years, try to make the most out of interactin...

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August 2018
Year completed 2015

Positives: Prepares you for the actual working environment via clinical attachments which involve real patients, ethical and legal classes to provide a holistic approach, exposure to rural medicine, chance to meet various people from various backgrounds

Negatives: The travelling needed for some clinical attachment sites (t...

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August 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: The concise and compact medical learning, often described as a lifelong learning, that was delivered in a comprehensible fashion with quality and well-equipped lecturers. Been future doctors, this course involved a lot of hands-on sessions which were sufficiently provided by Monash University. While the use of tech...

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July 2018
Year completed 2017

Positives: Clinical exposure, simulated patients, experienced lecturers and tutors, extensive resources

Negatives: Unnecessary content at times

My advice to future students is: Focus on OSCEs in 3rd year, VIA in 4th year. Don't underestimate the weight of MED2000, will significantly impact Z score

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December 2017
Year completed 2018

A great overall course for becoming a proficient and efficient doctor.

Unlike some other medical courses it focuses on preparing students to be great doctors not by theory but by practice.

You get a lot of hands on experience and you're taught by people who want to teach and grow medical education.

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