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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Bachelor of Clinical Sciences

  • Bachelor

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences course is a direct pathway for CDU students to study medicine, on campus in Darwin. This course is part of a double degree with the Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) offered by Flinders University.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time
Course Code
WCSCI1
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences course is a direct pathway for CDU students to study medicine, on campus in Darwin. This course is part of a double degree with the Northern Territory Medical Program (NTMP) offered by Flinders University. Australian citizen or permanent resident school leavers with year 12 qualifications, or higher education students who have studied for no more than one year are eligible for consideration for entry. The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences is the first award of this double degree. Completion of the first two years of the course to a specific grade point average standard and within the specified time frame, guarantees entry into the NTMP, which you will begin in your third year of study. In your studies at CDU you will develop a strong foundation in fundamental health and medical-related sciences, building your knowledge, skills and confidence to move on to the NTMP. This course is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) as an entry pathway into medical studies. You are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Clinical Science if you: In order to be competitive, 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). Priority is given to Indigenous and NT residents. Only Australian citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply.

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 applicants. NT Resident sub-quota Five (5) places are available in this sub-quota. Applicants must meet the NT Residency requirement . NT Indigenous sub-quota Five (5) places are available in this sub-quota. Applicants must meet the NT Residence requirement and must be Indigenous . National Indigenous sub-quota Two (2) places are available in this sub-quota. Applicants must be Indigenous . 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. Indigenous applicants will need to complete and submit the SATAC Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Statutory Declaration. You are eligible to apply for the Bachelor of Clinical Science if you: Priority is given to Indigenous and NT residents. The UCAT comprises of four sections; verbal reasoning, decision making, quantitative reasoning and abstract reasoning. Each section of the UCAT will contribute equally to produce the UCAT ANZ derived score. Your UCAT derived score (10%) will be combined with your Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) (90%) to determine your ranking for a place on this course. In order to be competitive, 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 ). Only Australian citizens and Permanent residents are eligible to apply. This course has a two-step application process: 1. to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). Registration to sit UCAT opens 2 March 2020 and closes 11 May 2020. The test will be held early in July 2020. Only UCAT scores from 2020 will be used for 2021 applications. 2. An application to SATAC where you will be asked to enter your UCAT identification number and provide a residency and indigeneity statutory declaration. A work placement is a requirement in the MD component of the course in the third year of the Bachelor of Clinical Science. Medical students have an important responsibility to protect their own health and the health of their patients by observing the requirements described in the . To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application. The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below. * All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified. * Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications. Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au. Ranking for offers of positions requires an entry score combining ATAR (90%), and University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ) - derived score (10%). All applicants must register to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT ANZ) and provide this information in their TAC application. Registration to sit UCAT closes early in May 2020 and testing is held during July 2020. Only UCAT ANZ scores from 2020 will be considered. 12 offers across 3 sub-quotas will be available at the commencement of the academic year based on highest combined UCAT and ATAR ranking. The UCAT ANZ derived score will be based on results from four of the five sections of the UCAT ANZ test (Verbal Reasoning, Decision Making, Quantitative Reasoning and Abstract Reasoning). The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences is a highly competitive course with 12 places available each year. Offers to this course are expected to be made in the December offer round into the following sub-quotas: NT Residency sub-quota (5 places): All applicants must provide a Statutory Declaration within 10 working days of submitting a SATAC application confirming you have lived in the Northern Territory with a permanent address for two years out of the last six years, or for a total of at least five years since commencing primary schooling. A Statutory Declaration form can be downloaded at www.satac.edu.au/documents/rural_remote_nt_statdec.pdf and must be submitted as part of the application to SATAC. NT Indigenous sub-quota (5 places): All applicants must provide a Statutory Declaration within 10 working days of submitting a SATAC application confirming you have lived in the Northern Territory with a permanent address for two years out of the last six years, or for a total of at least five years since commencing primary schooling. A Statutory Declaration form can be downloaded at www.satac.edu.au/documents/CDUntstatdec.pdf and must be submitted as part of the application to SATAC. Applicants must also provide a Statutory Declaration within 10 working days confirming you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent. This Statutory Declaration form can be downloaded at www.satac.edu.au/documents/atsistatdec.pdf. Applicants who receive an offer through the Indigenous sub-quota will need to provide a certified copy of a community seal confirming their eligibility at enrolment. National Indigenous sub-quota (2 places): All applicants must provide a Statutory Declaration within 10 working days of submitting a SATAC application confirming you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent. A Statutory Declaration form can be downloaded at www.satac.edu.au/documents/atsistatdec.pdf. Applicants who receive an offer through the Indigenous sub-quota will need to provide a certified copy of a community seal confirming their eligibility at enrolment. Health advisory information for medical students: Medical students have an important responsibility to protect their own health and the health of the patients by observing the requirements described in the Health Advisory Information for Medical Students. 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 Bachelor of Clinical Science. There are no statistics available for this course. It may be that the course is new or the profile data is unavailable.

Study locations

Casuarina