Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Arts
Course 977AA (2012)
Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Year and Campus:||2012|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||700 credit points taken over 84 months|
CoordinatorProfessor Geoff McColl
Enquiries: Arts & Music Student Centre
Building 149, Ground Floor, Old Arts
Tel: +61 3 8344 5235
Fax: +61 3 9347 0424
Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Student Centre
Level 1, Brownless Biomedical Library
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010 Australia
Phone: +61 3 8344 5890
Fax: +61 3 9347 7084
There is no further entry into this combined degree.
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) offers unique flexibility with the opportunity to focus on a major chosen from a broad range of Arts study options in the humanities, social sciences and languages.
To complete the Bachelor of Arts degree as combined with the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, you must complete 200 points of arts subjects.
A combined degree involves completing fewer subjects or points than is both degrees were completed separately.
You cannot be awarded one component of your combined degree upon completion of the minimum requirements for that component. In other words, you must complete all the requirements for both components before you are eligible to graduate from either. If you discontinue either component of your combined course, you must complete the full requirements of the remaining degree (ie. the full amount of points required for the remaining single degree, for example 300 points for the BA).
You are expected to be familiar with the course requirements of both of the components of your degree.
For information on the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery structure, contact the Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences Student Centre.
The Bachelor of Arts has as its objectives that graduates:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
The Basic Rules of the Bachelor of Arts: |
Students must complete 200 points towards the arts component of these degrees, comprising:
The arts component of the combined degree
As well as the completion of 200 points of BA study, four further basic rules apply;Breadth of study requirements:
No more than 150 points may taken in any one area of study. This consists of a maximum of 25 points at first year level and 125 points at second/third year level.
Subject year level entry requirements:
Level one subjects: Most level one subjects do not have prerequisites apart from admission to a degree or diploma course. However, some language streams require the completion of VCE or IB language study and/or completion of a placement test. This must be done before you enrol. Level one subjects are not available to students enrolled in fourth-year honours, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, or masters programs. Level one subjects cannot be credited to level two or three of the BA or BA combined degrees.
Level two subjects Students should complete the level one requirements of their degree before enrolling in a level two subject. Students must complete at least 50 points of level one (four subjects) in order to enrol in a level two or two/three subject. Level two subjects are not available to students enrolled in fourth-year honours, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, or masters programs. Level two subjects cannot be credited to level one or three of the BA or BA combined degrees.
Level three subjects Students should complete the level two requirements of their degree before enrolling in a level three subject. Students must complete at least 25 points of level two (usually two subjects) in order to enrol in a level three subject. Level three subjects are not available to students enrolled in fourth-year honours, postgraduate certificates, postgraduate diplomas, or masters programs. Level three subjects cannot be credited to level one or two of the BA or BA combined degrees.
Level four subjects are not available to students enrolled in undergraduate degrees, concurrent certificates, concurrent diplomas, graduate certificates, graduate diplomas or one-year masters programs. Level five subjects are not available to students enrolled in undergraduate degrees, concurrent certificates, concurrent diplomas, graduate certificates, or graduate diplomas.
Subject level rules apply to students in combined Arts degrees.
Language study restrictions:
The study of languages is encouraged in BA combined degrees, and language learning can be one outcome of the arts component. which allows for extended study of one language. As the BA also seeks to provide a broad base of learning in the humanities and social sciences, therefore a second language is not permitted for credit within the arts component of BA combined degrees.Arts-approved subject requirements:
All arts subjects undertaken in this BA must be from the following arts-approved study areas. Non-arts approved subjects cannot be completed in a combined degree, even if they are included as part of a major.
all language subjects
All students are responsible for planning a course that satisfies course requirements.
For full descriptions of all arts majors, see the handbook entry for the Bachelor of Arts (105 AA).
|Entry Requirements:||There is no further entry into this combined course.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Bachelor of Arts requires a standard level of ability across all disciplines. It will be assumed students are able to access and attend classes on a regular basis, are capable of learning in a University environment and will be able to take responsibility for their own learning. Any ability beyond this threshold will be robustly supported through the curriculum. There are no pre-requisites for first year subjects, and any intensive use of IT or technologies will be adequately supported. Certain subjects have more specific requirements and demands, such as fieldwork or travelling, which are clearly outlined in the subject description.
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
For more information on entry into a coursework masters degree, see the Arts coursework programs webpage, or the University graduate programs webpage.
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|Graduate Attributes:||See course objectives|
Arts students are encouraged to pursue their academic interests and professional aspirations by taking a variety of subjects in a range of different areas of study. All arts subjects provide students with transferable generic skills that prepare them for further study and the workplace.
As a result of attendance at scheduled classes, participation in planned activities and discussion groups, and timely completion of essays and assignments, arts graduates should acquire transferable generic skills in the following areas:
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