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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Bachelor of Clinical Sciences

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

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
BCSC
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Mar

About this course

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.

Entry requirements

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences is a highly competitive course with 12 places available each year. Offers to this course are made in the January offer round with sub-quotas available for NT residents and Indigenous applicant. NT Resident sub-quota Five (5) places are available in this sub-quota. Applicants must meet the NT Residency requirement1. NT Indigenous sub-quota Five (5) places are available in this sub-quota. Applicants must meet the NT Residence requirement1 and must be Indigenous2. National Indigenous sub-quota Two (2) places are available in this sub-quota. Applicants must be Indigenous2. 1 NT residents must have resided in the NT for two years out of the last six years or for a total of five years since commencing primary school. NT resident applicants will need to complete and submit the CDU NT Residency Statutory Declaration. 2 Indigenous applicants will need to complete and submit the SATAC Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Statutory Declaration. Admission Requirements This is a competitive course with more applicants than places available. You are eligible to apply if you: compete in the year 12 subquota, with priority given to those who are also in the Northern Territory Residency or Indigenous subquotas at CDU. hold year 12 qualifications and have studied at higher education for one year or less. You will need to achieve an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 90 or above, 85 for indigenous students (after the addition of any applicable ATAR related adjustment factors) to be competitive for a place in this course. Ranking for offers of positions requires an entry score combining ATAR (90%), and Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) - derived score (10%). The NT Government funds the third year of this course. Only Australian citizens and Permanent residents are eligible to apply. Additional Admission Requirements This course has a two-step application process: 1. Registration to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT) (test will be held 25 July 2018). Only UMAT scores from 2018 will be used. 2. An application to SATAC where you will be asked to enter your UMAT identification number when you lodge your SATAC application. A work placement is a requirement in the MD component of the course in the third year of the Bachelor of Clinical Science. Health Advisory Information for Medical Students Medical students have an important responsibility to protect their own health and the health of their patients by observing the requirements described in the Health Advisory Information for Medical Students. Essential Requirements Criminal History Check Students entering this course will not be required to undergo National Police Checks. However, as it articulates with Flinders University MD all medical students will be required to complete a National Police Check prior to undertaking any placement. This requirement will apply to students when they commence the MD component of the course in the third year of the BCSC. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

Study locations

Casuarina NT