Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bond University
Robina, Queensland, Australia
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
5 years
Intakes
May
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About this course

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Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate Applicants: Overall secondary (High School / Year 12) academic results and/or GPA from any incomplete tertiary studies. 
  • Graduate Applicants: Grade Point Average (GPA) from previous completed undergraduate program and/or Graduate Diploma or Masters coursework program

Subject Prerequisites:

4 semesters at Sound Achievement (or higher) of Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent):

  • Chemistry;
  • Maths B;  and
  • English

Curriculum

Year 1

Year 1 commences with the molecular and cellular foundations of life and then guides learning through the first cycle of the body systems. This cycle focuses on:

  • Introducing the structure and function of discrete organs
  • Psychological basis of normal human behaviour
  • Sociological basis of the behaviours of populations
  • The foundations of an effective practitioner are explored through an introduction to conducting effective observations of people both healthy and ill. This involves the beginning of the development of the understanding of and the skills involved in effective interpersonal communication, group work and collaborative learning.

Collectively integrated learning opportunities seed:

  • Awareness of the roles of the doctor and healthcare system
  • The impact of illness on the patient, their family and society
  • The ethical basis of patient centred health care

Year 2

Year 2 is framed around a second cycle through the body systems and focuses on:

  • Relationships between structure and function building complexity into an integrative systems focus
  • Mechanisms of disease and infectious organisms
  • Normal compensatory mechanisms for restoring normal function

Knowledge of psychosocial frameworks is deepened and broadened to explore the varied responses of individuals, groups, populations and cultures to disease as well as the exploration of psychosocial factors that contribute to disease and impact on patient healthcare, highlighting the complexities of health inequities.

The foundation knowledge and skills of a competent practitioner continue with a focus on history taking and physical examination of discrete systems. The ethical complexities of health care are then further explored inclusive of the legal framework for provision of health care and placements in health care settings will provide the context for introducing healthcare systems.

Year 3

Year 3 is framed around a third cycle through the body systems and focuses on:

  • Pathological mechanisms of and consequences of disease
  • Principles of diagnosis and initial management of common presentations of disease

Acquisition of clinical reasoning skills will be based on the appropriate prioritisation of diagnostic possibilities, after the synthesis of complete examinations and the application of knowledge of normal structure / function and disease processes.

The year will be structured around the core rotations of:

  • Child Health
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Surgery
  • Women’s Health

With a focus in specific areas of:

  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Endocrinology
  • Imaging
  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Pathology

Learning will occur in a rich clinical environment deepening the experiential base of the impacts of psychosocial and cultural constructs on illness and healthcare, and will provide the context to further explore community and population health. Professional development continues guiding development of competencies to effectively manage complex and stressful situations, involving both individuals and groups. This year completes preparation for full immersion in the clinical learning environment in Years 4 and 5.

Year 4

Consists of approximately 43 academic weeks, which includes rotations through the following clinical disciplines:

  • Child Health
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Surgery
  • Women’s Health

In Training Assessment (ITA) is conducted throughout the year.

Year 5

Consists of approximately 42 academic weeks, including rotations through the following clinical disciplines:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Critical Care
  • Selective ( Students have the opportunity to select an area of sub-speciality interest )
  • Elective (Students have another opportunity to undertake further clinical placements either in Australia or overseas. Opportunities for research are also available during the elective period)

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