Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program
Why study the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program at UNE?
The JMP is planning to change from a Bachelor of Medicine to a 5 year Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine* degree commencing in 2015. The proposed change is subject to receiving accreditation from the Australian Medical Council in 2014. If due to unforeseen circumstances accreditation is not possible, students will be enrolled in the current Bachelor of Medicine Program
Yearly Admission Process:
1. Register to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Services Admissions Test (UMAT) on-time registrations close on 6 June, 2014; and
2. Apply Direct Online to the Joint Medical Program (JMP) (either standard non-rural or RRAS) by 30 September; and
3. Apply through the Universities Admission Centre (NSW and ACT) by 30 September.
The Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine* - Joint Medical Program (MD-JMP) is offered jointly by the University of Newcastle and the University of New England. The curriculum for this program will be identical at both institutions. Applicants successful in gaining entry to the MD - JMP will be offered a place at either University of Newcastle or University of New England based on the preference listed on their JMP direct online University application.
The MD-JMP curriculum is centred on problem-based learning with clinical and basic sciences integrated throughout the program. Clinical exposure begins in first year and continues throughout the program.
The MD-JMP and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. Prospective students should be aware that physical capabilities sufficient to perform all aspects of routine medical practices, such as physical examination, and routine medical and surgical procedures, are required in order to meet program requirements.
Information booklets (University of Newcastle/University of New England 'Bachelor of Medical Science/Doctor of Medicine* - Joint Medical Program 2015') will be distributed to secondary schools in NSW and the ACT in late July. The booklet will be available online at www.newcastle.edu.au/jmp or from the Enquiry Centre, University of Newcastle or from the School of Rural Medicine, University of New England from June.
For UMAT application forms and information booklets contact the UMAT Office, ACER Assessment Services, Private Bag 55, Camberwell, VIC 3124 or call (03) 9277 5746 or http://umat.acer.edu.au.
* subject to final approval
Examples include medical practice or medical research (with further study)
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5 Years Full-time
2013 ATAR / OP
2014 STUDY OPTIONS
JMP Semester 1, On Campus
|Fees||CSP / International|
|Total Credit Points||240|
A student may exit with a Bachelor of Medical Science after completing 144 credit points of the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program: a minimum of 120 credit points of the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program including MEDI3017 and 24 credit points as approved by the Course Coordinator of which 12 credit points shall be at 300 level.
The Bachelor of Medical Science is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program, who wish to discontinue their studies after three years of full-time study in the program.
After completing 144 credit points, a student can also apply to take a leave of absence from the Bachelor of Medicine to undertake a one-year full-time Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours. The latter is designed to provide students with training in research methods and in the verbal and written communication of research results. Students carry out a research project which may be conducted at other sites within Australia or overseas, provided the candidate is able to attend the seminars and has a supervisor from the faculty willing to oversee their progress.
|How to Apply||
All students apply directly to the Joint Medical Program and lodge a UAC application. This course is only available on campus (Armidale or Newcastle).For more information, click here
International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways.For more information, click here
Intensive mandatory schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
Admission to candidature shall be determined on the basis of previous Year 12 studies, or higher education qualifications, and results of the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT); and interview as determined by the Joint Medical Program Governing Committee.
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.
Rural/Remote students: Students who can demonstrate a significant rural/remote background may be eligible to apply under the Rural/Remote Admissions Scheme (RRAS). For further information call the Enquiry Centre, University of Newcastle (02) 4921 5000 or School of Rural Medicine, University of New England (02) 6773 3796.
Indigenous students: May apply for admission through the Bachelor of Medicine-Joint Medical Program (BMed-JMP) Indigenous Medical Entry Program. Indigenous students wishing to be considered for entry to the BMed-JMP for 2014 must submit a UAC application by 31 October 2013 including Bachelor of Medicine (780000 CSP). For further information about the Indigenous Medical Entry Program and the social, cultural and academic support available for Indigenous medical students, please contact:
Discipline of Indigenous Health
Ph: 02 4921 5502
In addition to submitting a UAC application for 2014, you must:
1) submit a Bachelor of Medicine - JMP direct online university application by 27 September 2013. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications open in late August and can be found at www.newcastle.edu.au/jmp;
2) register to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) with the UMAT office by 7 June 2013. A standard fee of $210 will apply. Upon payment of an additional fee late registrations will be accepted up until 21 June 2013. Registrations received after the late closing date will not be processed;
3) include 780000 (CSP) Bachelor of Medicine as a preference on the UAC application by 29 November 2013;
4) attend a UMAT session at the nominated test site on 31 July 2013;
5) participate in a structured multiple skills assessment and an online personal qualities assessment in November/December; and
6) be selected in competition with other eligible applicants.
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Candidates will be required to spend up to two semesters away from their university of enrolment while undertaking clinical placements. Time spent in the Year 3 Health Equity Selective and the Year 5 Primary Health Care Selective shall not be included in the minimum two-semester clinical placement requirement. Candidates may elect to undertake placements of up to two years in an approved 'away' location. Candidates will be responsible for all costs associated with travel and accommodation for 'away' placements.
Advanced standing will not be granted towards the course. Under the terms of the Joint Medical Program, the University of New England policy on advanced standing does not apply.
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Admission to Candidature
This information can be found at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10379.html
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be five years as a full-time candidate.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 240 credit points.
Program of Study
Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:
|Course Structure||Credit Points|
|Core Units||234 cps|
|Elective Units ||6 cps|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program.
Candidates who discontinue their studies in the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program after 3 years of full-time study in the course may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Medical Science on completion of 144 credit points of the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program: a minimum of 120 credit points of the Bachelor of Medicine - Joint Medical Program including MEDI3017 and 24 credit points as approved by the course coordinator of which 12 credit points shall be at 300-level.
Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.
The JMP has adopted as its program objectives the achievement of graduate attributes identified by the AMC to ensure that doctors are competent to practise safely and effectively as interns in Australia or New Zealand, and they they have an appropriate foundation for lifelong learning and for further training in any branch of medicine. The AMC attributes cover knowledge and understanding, and skills and attitudes as they affect professional behaviour.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Continuously taught, practiced and assessed throughout the 5 years
Continuously taught, practiced and assessed in PBL tutorials and clinical settings
Taught practiced and assessed, especially in year 3
Practiced through tutorial and clinical exposure and assessed in tutorials
Embedded in problem-based learning approach and practiced continuously
Embedded in problem-based learning curriculum and continuously assessed
Embedded in patient centred approach, practiced and assessed
Featured throughout the problem-based learning curriculum and assessed in PBL tutorials
How to Apply
All students apply directly to the Joint Medical Program and lodge a UAC application. This course is only available on campus (Armidale or Newcastle).
International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways.