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Undergraduate Courses 201 1

A guide for prospective students

Introduction Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience Bachelor of Biomedical Science Bachelor of Biomedical Science Scholars Program Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Advanced Honours) Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic) Bachelor of Health Science Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery ­ (Graduate entry) Bachelor of Midwifery Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Nursing Practice Bachelor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Midwifery Bachelor of Nursing (Psychological Studies) Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic) Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Bachelor of Physiotherapy Psychology Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging Bachelor of Social Work

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NOTE: The Australasian Conference of Tertiary Admissions Centres, of which VTAC is a member, has agreed that all states and territories (except Queensland) will replace these different names with a common name, the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). In Victoria the term ENTER will be replaced with the term ATAR. This is a name change only. There is no change to the calculation and it will have no effect on students' ranking or the selection process.

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Introduction

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University is unique among its Australian counterparts. Our undergraduate and postgraduate curricula are spread over metropolitan, rural and international sites. We provide an education that takes intellectual, social and ethical development beyond book-learning. We not only prepare students to enter their respective health professions with an excellent grounding in knowledge and problem-solving, but produce leaders who champion equity and social inclusion. We teach a range of future health professionals here at what is the biggest health faculty in Australia: doctors, nurses, midwives, psychologists and neuroscientists, social workers, occupational therapists, biomedical scientists, physiotherapists, health scientists, radiographers (and specialists in other areas of medical imaging), biotech experts, paramedics, nutritionists and dieticians. Our medical courses include Australian Medical Council-accredited undergraduate degrees in Melbourne and Malaysia, and a postgraduate medical degree at our Gippsland Medical School. Almost 26,000 of our alumni are scattered around the globe, and many have become famous: Dr Susan Lim (MBBS (Hons) 1979) as a leading transplant surgeon, businesswoman and philanthropist in Singapore; Professor Julian Savulescu (BMedSc(Hons) 1988, MBBS (Hons) 1988, PhD 1995) as the Uehiro Chair of Practical Ethics at Oxford; and Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry (PhD Med 1991) as an expert on youth mental health. Our research spans clinical, laboratory and public health work, and we annually receive extensive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council and other funding bodies. In 2010 we celebrated the construction of two new buildings in our bioscience precinct (worth $100 million); these were opened by Nobel Laureate Professor Elizabeth Blackburn. Our intentions to address health inequities here in Australia and abroad have resulted in a strong focus on public and global health research, policy and practice.

We partner with a range of healthcare providers (The Alfred, Southern Health, Eastern Health, Bendigo Health and Epworth HealthCare), and combine our research strengths with institutes such as the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute, the Burnet Institute and Prince Henry's Institute. Monash looks beyond Australia and out to the world. In addition to teaching at campuses in Malaysia and South Africa, the Faculty's international influence is now expanding to Europe. This is largely due to our involvement in the World Health Summit, in which we participate as one of just eight research-intensive universities from around the world. It is already almost three years since I joined Monash in my role as Dean, and it is no exaggeration to say that I continue to enjoy every day here at the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. I hope you will join us on the adventure. Steve Wesselingh Dean Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

What makes the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences special?

Monash University 19th in the world ­ 2006 Times Higher Education Supplement Biomedicine Universities ranking. A broad range of professionally accredited programs at undergraduate level. Very strong clinical training components, with excellent opportunities to link with industry. Rural students make up 25 per cent of our medical program. A leader in international research.

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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work

Preamble

Campus: Caulfield and off-campus Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English. 2010 Fringe ATAR: 80.15 CRICOS code: 042832A Social work component All social work units are compulsory core units. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/3426.html Offcampus students Students studying via off-campus learning are required to attend compulsory workshops for one week twice per year in third and fourth year.

Is honours available?

Students may be offered social work honours at the completion of year three of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work. Honours students complete the remainder of their social work units as well as their honours project in their fourth year of study.

How do I apply?

Students wishing to study on-campus must apply through VTAC. Off-campus applicants must apply directly to the department and applicants must complete the personal information form outlined in the VTAC Guide. www.monash.edu.au/offcampus

What is social work?

Social workers help people to resolve problems in their relationships with others and to cope with and obtain just entitlements from society (for example, from sources such as school, employment, and social security benefits). Social workers assist individuals, families, groups and communities. Social work education provides the theories and skills relevant to professional practice. Social work is committed to social justice and to the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in society.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites A very high-level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test (equivalent or better than a VCE score of 25). English requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5. TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5; or a internet-based TOEFL of 100 with 24 in writing and no section lower than 20.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Social work is amongst the fastest growing of all professions. Our graduates have an excellent record in gaining employment after graduation. They work in a variety of settings, such as: · government agencies: schools, child and family welfare, corrections, Centrelink; · health agencies: hospitals, community health centres, mental health services, palliative care programs; · multicultural agencies: migrant resource centres; and · non-government agencies: family and children's services, youth services, refuges.

Why would I study the arts/ social work double degree?

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) require members to have completed four years of university studies. Monash University offers the unique opportunity for students to do this by gaining two degrees (the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Social Work).

What will I study?

The double degree allows students to learn the skills of critical analysis while deepening their knowledge within certain disciplines offered by the Faculty of Arts (eg sociology, history, Australian studies, psychology, Australian social studies) as well as the opportunity to gain a professional qualification in social work. Arts component The arts component must include a major and minor study as follows: · arts discipline major (48 points) · arts discipline minor (24 points) · an additional arts discipline first-year sequence (12 points) · a further 6 points in arts units

Who do I contact for more information?

Oncampus inquiries: +61 3 9903 4321 Offcampus inquiries: +61 3 9903 1047 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/socialwork

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host fieldwork placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking fieldwork placements in their course.

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Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience

Preamble

Campus: Clayton Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English. A study score of 25 in Chemistry and in one of Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 88.25 CRICOS code: 030802F

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Chemistry and one of either Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Year 12 equivalent). A very high-level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. A score of 75 per cent or greater is required for all prerequisite subjects for MUFY entry. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20. A career in psychology requires the APAC-accredited psychology major and fourth year studies in psychology and normally further qualifications, such as masters or psychology doctorates. Potential places of employment include hospitals, forensic settings, private practice etc. An undergraduate degree in Behavioural Neuroscience also provides an ideal foundation for a number of specialised postgraduate courses, such as graduate medicine, genetic counselling, and audiology.

What is behavioural neuroscience?

Behavioural neuroscience is a cutting-edge biomedical science that addresses the biological basis of behaviour and cognition. In recent years there has been a rapid expansion of knowledge concerning the biochemical, anatomical and physiological correlates of brain function and dysfunction. This knowledge has substantially enhanced our understanding of the way the brain influences behaviour and cognition, and vice versa.

What will I study?

This multidisciplinary program provides a unique opportunity to study behavioural neuroscience in combination with psychology and the biomedical sciences. Through site visits and discussions with clinicians, students will acquire an appreciation of the central role that neuroscience plays in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Students will gain practical laboratory skills. They will also learn to record, analyse and critically evaluate scientific data, and learn how to present their findings as oral, written or web-based reports. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.med.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/2341.html

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 3968 Email: behavioural.neuroscience @med.monash.edu.au Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/courses

Is honours available?

Yes. An honours year is available to eligible students at the completion of the Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Graduates are well prepared for productive careers in areas related to neuroscience, psychology or other biomedical sciences. These careers generally require further study in research-based or professional oriented degrees. Potential places of employment include research institutes, universities, hospitals, government bodies (eg CSIRO), drug companies; and industry (research and development).

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science

What will I study?

This degree provides students with a broad foundation in biomedical science. Core units are studied in all three years to ensure that the wide range of disciplines that constitute biomedical sciences are covered. This course is designed as a series of interlinked and consecutive sequences of units. This allows students to readily acquire fluency and proficiency in the concepts, language and fundamentals of biomedical science. The distinctive feature of this educational approach is that students are allowed some flexibility in their choice of units so that they are able to construct a sequence of studies suitable to their own requirements and career aspirations. International subject prerequisites Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics (Year 12 equivalent). A very high-level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. English requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5. TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 100 with 24 in writing and no section lower than 20.

Is honours available?

Yes. An honours year is available to eligible students at the completion of the Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences.

Preamble

Campus: Clayton Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English, a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry and in one of Physics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 92.70 CRICOS code: 028805K

For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/2230.html

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Graduates in biomedical science enter a growing employment market and are sought by a wide range of employers. Analysis of graduate destinations has shown a wide diversity of opportunities. Many biomedical science graduates achieve further qualifications before and/or after taking up employment. The following is a list of some careers that our graduates have entered: · audiology · forensic scientist · medical research · pharmaceutical and product manufacturers · public health and health promotion · radiation therapy · science journalism · graduate entry to medicine and other health-related courses · laboratory scientists, including hospital and forensic laboratories

Double degrees

Students interested in biomedical sciences may also consider the double degree programs. Biomedical science double degrees are offered in: · economics · engineering · law · science For information regarding these double degrees please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/ aos/medugbiomedicalscience.html

What is biomedical science?

Biomedical science represents an opportunity to put scientific knowledge into practical use and perform a key role within the medical healthcare industry. Graduates of biomedical science will have knowledge of how diseases develop and how they affect the normal function of the human body. Students will learn skills and gain qualifications that are recognised and can be transferred all over the world. Advances in biomedical science have a major impact on the health and wellbeing of society. Biomedical science applies the principles of cellular and molecular biology to the understanding of the human body in health and disease. Biomedical science encompasses knowledge from the fundamental disciplines of anatomy, biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology. Subjects which cover the field of biomedical science are at the forefront of modern science and, therefore, attract cutting-edge research activity worldwide. 4

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements:

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 1212 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/biomed

Bachelor of Biomedical Science Scholars Program

Preamble

Campus: Clayton Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English, a study score of at least 40 in Chemistry and in one of Physics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 99.00 CRICOS code: 069435C

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics (Year 12 equivalent). A very high-level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. A score of 75 per cent or greater is required for all prerequisite subjects for MUFY entry. English requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5. TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 100 with 24 in writing and no section lower than 20.

Course overview

This prestigious course is designed to provide a challenging course of study in biomedical science for high achieving students. There is flexibility to design an individual program of study in biomedical science. Depending on previous studies, students may undertake accelerated units and additional units that enrich the study program while completing the degree in three years. Student must attain a distinction average in order to remain in the course. Students who fail to achieve this will be transferred to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science course.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 1212 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/biomed

What will I study?

This course provides students with a broad foundation in biomedical science. It utilises the same core units as the Bachelor of Biomedical Science which cover a wide range of disciplines that constitute biomedical sciences. The electives within the course allow students to choose a program of study that suits their interests and future careers requirements. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/2230.html

Is honours available?

Yes. An honours year is available to eligible students at the completion of the degree.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

The career outcomes for this course are similar to those for the Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Analysis of graduate destinations has shown a wide diversity of opportunities. Graduates may enter position in the health-related workforce or they may go on to further study. The course is well suited to those who wish to pursue vocational careers in the health area such as graduate entry medicine, dentistry, radiation therapy, audiology, and many more.

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

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Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Advanced Honours)

Preamble

Campus: Clayton Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English, a study score of at least 30 in Chemistry and in one of Physics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 96.60 CRICOS code: 069436B

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Chemistry and either Mathematics or Physics (Year 12 equivalent). A very high-level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. A score of 75 per cent or greater is required for all prerequisite subjects for MUFY entry. English requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5. TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 100 with 24 in writing and no section lower than 20.

Course overview

This prestigious course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in research. It is a four year course which includes an honours year in the fourth year. It provides students with improved life and employment skills through a general appreciation of biomedical science and demonstrated competence in biomedical science graduate attributes, which include information literacy, the effective use of information technology, data handling, and a capacity to apply discipline knowledge and critical thinking to analyse and solve complex problems. Research studies are an important feature in this course. The course is designed to prepare selected students for postgraduate research leading to a Master of Biomedical Science or Doctor of Philosophy. Students must attain a distinction average in order to remain in the course. Students who fail to achieve this will be transferred to the Bachelor of Biomedical Science course.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 1212 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/biomed

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

This course prepares graduates for a career in medical research. Graduates are well positioned to undertake research positions in research laboratories in Universities, hospitals and research institutes, or to pursue further studies such as Master of Biomedical Science or Doctor of Philosophy.

What will I study?

This course provides students with a broad foundation in biomedical science and a strong grounding and experience in research via level 3 research in action units. In years one to three, the course utilises the same core units as the Bachelor of Biomedical Science leading to an Honours research year in the fourth year. During the Honours year, students undertake a full-time research project chosen from any discipline area of Biomedical Science. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/2230.html

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Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic)

Preamble

Campus: Peninsula Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English and Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths. Indicative ATAR: Range of criteria used in selection. CRICOS code: 052602K

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC. Applicants must also complete the Supplementary Information Form outlined in the VTAC Guide.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to and prerequisites for this course. International subject prerequisites High level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20. Please note that international students will be required to complete the prescribed medical and fitness assessment through the registered health authority (once they have arrived in Australia) prior to being able to undertake this course. This is a requirement set out by both the Metropolitan Ambulance Service and Rural Ambulance Victoria.

Health requirements In order to meet health requirements for working in the wards of teaching hospitals and for the protection of other students and themselves, students may need to comply with certain precautionary procedures. These may consist of confidential tests for immune status (including blood tests and skin tests), receiving vaccines and having X-rays where the evidence indicates that these are appropriate. Vaccinations The Faculty recommends that all students accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing this course. Recommended immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis and hepatitis B. MAS and RAV requirements for clinical placements The Metropolitan Ambulance Service (MAS) and Rural Ambulance Victoria (RAV) require the following prerequisites for clinical placements. All costs associated with the requirements outlined below are to be met by the intending students. Further information regarding these prerequisites can be found at: www.med.monash.edu.au/beh MAS/RAV approved medical examination MAS and RAV have stipulated that a medical examination be completed as a specific prerequisite for clinical placement. Physical fitness assessment MAS and RAV have stipulated that a physical fitness assessment be completed as a specific prerequisite for clinical placement.

What is emergency health?

An ambulance paramedic provides pre-hospital care and treatment for sick and injured people aimed at stabilising and/or improving the patients condition in preparation for and during transportation to hospital. Ambulance paramedics must be able to think clearly, act quickly, possess a calm manner and have the ability to reassure patients and handle stressful situations. They must be able to accept responsibility, have personal integrity and be able to work with people from many different backgrounds. A paramedic responds to both emergency and non-emergency healthcare and transport needs, and is also required to be able to respond to mass casualty incidents in a range of settings within a multidisciplinary emergency healthcare system.

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic) is based on the following themes: · personal and professional development; · population, health and society; · foundations of the paramedic clinician; · community-based emergency health; and · science knowledge and evidence. Clinical experience includes placements at ambulance services, hospitals and other health agencies. Applicants with relevant health science or nursing qualifications may be eligible for advanced standing that enables admission directly into the second year of the course. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/3445.html

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Paramedics are employed by government ambulance services in Australia, private ambulance services and in industrial, international health, and other community-based emergency health settings.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4327 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/beh 7

Bachelor of Health Science

Preamble

Campus: Caulfield Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 75.65 CRICOS code: 062764J The clinical and public health sciences sequence also builds and elaborates on core units. It has a focus on detailed studies of research methods and approaches for public health program design, analysis and evaluation, clinical research and disease management and prevention in different settings and contexts. Students will acquire skills in critical appraisal of evidence, the design and conduct of clinical research, pharmacological and occupational health research, and strategies and approaches for improving health. Such skills can be applied in a variety of public health and clinical research careers.

What is Health Science?

Public health and health science are fields whereby professionals seek to: · improve and promote the health and wellbeing of people; · create healthy living and working environments for all people; · work across sectors; · address inequities in health by focusing on and providing support for vulnerable groups; · investigate risks that threaten to harm our health and planet such as air, water, and pollutants; · develop healthy policies and programs that improve health through access to services; · develop health education and promotion campaigns and strategies; · monitor and analyse trends of disease outbreaks (eg food poisoning, SARS, HIV-AIDS), disability or injury; and · develop and implement research programs to increase knowledge about public health.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Immediate career options post-graduation with a health science degree include: · honours degree; · policy analysis fields ­ government and non-government organisations; · professional associations and health foundations; · health promotion and public health programs with community health services, Divisions of General Practice, hospitals, health organisations and the pharmaceutical industry; and · consulting firms. Career options that follow a period of further study: · allied health clinical careers including postgraduate medicine; · clinical research, public health research (RA/RF) in universities, think-tanks, pharmaceutical companies and consulting firms; · graduate training programs (eg Victorian and NSW Public Health Training Schemes); and · health administration /health management. Career outcomes with experience and further learning: · Higher Degrees by Research (HDR); · senior health organisation positions locally and internationally in government and non-government organisations; and · public health research (SRF, post-doc).

How do I apply?

All applications should be made through VTAC.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in reading and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20.

What will I study?

The health programs and policy sequence prepares graduates to meet public health challenges in a complex, globalised world. Building and elaborating on core units, the health programs and policy stream examines strategies for preventing illness and injury, and health promotion for improving health of individuals, families, communities and wider populations. Students will acquire skills including program design, planning, management, research and evaluation; critical appraisal of evidence; policy analysis and design; and organisational and health communication skills. They will gain knowledge of different cultures, contexts and settings in which policy, program and prevention strategies are developed and implemented.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host fieldwork placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they may be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking fieldwork placements in their course.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1680 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/healthsciences

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Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Social Work

Preamble

Campus: Caulfield Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 72.15 CRICOS code: 065117E

What is Health Science/ Social Work?

Health science and social work includes areas such as health promotion and health education, community health (including community partnership and capacity building). The Bachelor of Health Science and Bachelor of Social Work double degree will give students a health science context for their social work degree.

What will I study?

The health science/social work double degree combines a professionally accredited qualification in social work with a critical study of health, society and culture and an introduction to the health and social care system in which graduates will be working. All health science and social work units are compulsory core units. Full details of the course structure are available at: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/3870.html International subject prerequisites A high level performance in English is required as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in reading and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

The BHSc and BSW primarily trains graduates for a career in social work, which is one of the fastest growing professions. The major sequence completed for the BHSc component of the double degree also prepares graduates for other careers in health promotion and community capacity building. Graduates may work in a variety of settings such as: · government agencies: schools, child and family welfare, corrections, Centrelink; · health agencies: hospitals, community health centres, mental health services, palliative care programs; · multicultural agencies: migrant resource centres; and · non-government agencies: family and children's services, youth services, refuges.

How do I apply?

All applications should be made through VTAC, applicants should also complete the Supplementary Information Form outlined in the VTAC Guide.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they may be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking the clinical placements in their course. All students moving into BSW units will be required to undertake a Police Check.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to and prerequisites for this course.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9903 1680 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/healthsciences 9

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Preamble

Campus: Clayton, Malaysia Duration (fulltime): five years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English and a study score of 30 in Chemistry. The medicine course is only available to current Year 12 students or applicants who have completed VCE (or equivalent) no more than two years previously and have not undertaken any tertiary study. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: Range of criteria used in selection. CRICOS code: 017101M (Clayton) and 051584D (Malaysia) healthcare professionals. The rural health activities in the early years of the course provide opportunities for our students to interact with a range of healthcare professionals. The later years will include advanced elective experience in diverse medical work places, both within and outside the hospital environment. In addition, all students will gain experience in a wide range of areas including accident and emergency medicine, anaesthesia, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, infectious diseases, occupational health, palliative care and rehabilitation medicine.

What will I study?

The curriculum is designed as an integrated structure incorporating four themes, within which semester-long units are taught by staff from a range of departments across the Faculty, in an interdisciplinary fashion. During the early years of the course, the basic medical and behavioural sciences (anatomy, biochemistry, genetics, immunology, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, psychology and sociology) are introduced within interdisciplinary units. In all of these units, there will be a major focus on clinical issues through clinical case studies. In second year, students will also participate in community partnership placements where they spend time working in a community setting with clients of welfare agencies. In third year, students will study integrated medicine and surgery, which will be taught together with a series of problem-based and case-based learning sessions. The fourth year will be largely taken up with core clinical rotations in women's and children's health and general practice and psychological medicine. The fifth year of the course will be structured as a series of rotations, selected from a broad range, where students will choose to complete their degree by gaining wider experience in chosen disciplines and specific areas of interest through a range of metropolitan, rural and overseas settings. Patient Centred Learning (PCL) A key integrating feature of the early years of the medical course at Monash University is the case teaching, known as Patient Centred Learning (PCL). The PCLs provide a context for the course objectives and content, creating for students an awareness of the relevance to medicine and medical practice of the curriculum and its components. Students are encouraged to discuss the situation presented in the case narrative, identifying scientific and/or clinical detail that may be relevant to both the case and to the week's curriculum content. Optional studies which may be taken during the medicine course For information regarding the medicine/law degree and the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science visit the website: www.med.monash.edu.au/medical/ central/combined.html For in formation regarding the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science, visit the website: www.med.monash.edu.au/bmedsc

The medicine course

This five-year Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery program incorporates four themes which progress throughout the course. Theme I Personal and professional development ­ focuses on the doctor as an individual. It concentrates on the personal attributes and qualities needed by students, providing opportunities to gain a range of generic skills throughout the course. Theme II Population, society, health and illness ­ develops the ability to deal with broader society and population issues, as compared with issues concerning the individual. Students learn about the history and philosophy of the scientific approach to medicine, extending this to approaches to knowledge and information, and an understanding of evidence-based medicine. Theme III Scientific basis of clinical practice ­ delivers the knowledge and concepts that underpin medicine, both in the basic medical sciences and in the clinical sciences. In the early semesters, a systems-based structure has been adopted in which the basic sciences of anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology and physiology of each system are taught in an integrated manner and from a relevant clinical perspective. Theme IV Clinical skills ­ includes GP and rural visits, and an introduction to community clinics and hospitals. Multi-professional education is promoted by exploring the possibilities for educational interactions with nurses, paramedics, radiographers and other

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How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC. Applicants must also complete the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT). UMAT (Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test) All applicants (other than international applicants) are required to sit an aptitude test, UMAT. The 2010 sitting of UMAT will be held on 28 July 2010. Registration will open in April 2010. Further information can be found on the UMAT website at: http://umat.acer.edu.au If you expect to change citizenship status to become an Australian permanent resident, you should sit the UMAT. Short listed students will be invited to attend an interview.

Interviews

A new interview method will be implemented as part of the MBBS selection for 2011 ­ preselection for interview will continue to be based on the UMAT overall score. A Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) will be introduced and further details about this new method will be released in early 2010. Please visit our website in 2010 for more information: www.med.monash.edu.au/ medical/central

Final selection

The final ranked list of applicants from which places will be offered will take into account the applicant's UMAT overall score, ATAR and performance at interview. To be eligible, the applicant must have resided (according to principal home address) in an area with a RRMA 3 ­ RRMA 7 (RRMA: Rural Remote and Metropolitan Area Classification) since the beginning of primary school. Please note the RRMA classification is being replaced in 2011, please check our website for up-to-date information: www.med.monash.edu.au Generally, applicants living outside of cities with populations of over 100,000 are likely to be eligible. Applicants on the Dean's Rural List will be considered for disadvantage, especially focused on their place of schooling and duration of their living in the rural area (defined as RRMA 3-7). To apply for the Dean's Indigenous List, applicants should complete the online Additional Information form sent to all MBBS VTAC applicants and contact the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies (CAIS). Information will be mailed out to all applicants setting out the eligibility requirements for the Dean's Indigenous List. Telephone: +61 3 9905 4200 Email: [email protected] Web: www.arts.monash.edu.au/cais

Scholarships

Information about scholarship opportunities for MBBS can be found at: www.med.monash.edu.au

Dean's Rural List and the Dean's Indigenous List

Applicants to the medicine course may apply to be considered for a place in the course via the Dean's Rural List. Information will be mailed out to all timely VTAC applicants to the medicine course setting out the eligibility requirements for the Dean's Rural List.

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Categories of places

Please note: Medicine cannot be added at Change of Preference in December. In 2010, 250 local places were available and the same number is expected to be offered in 2011.

1. Commonwealth Supported Places ­ CSP Central program (VTAC Code 28251)

This year, 160 Commonwealth-supported places were available in the Central program, and the same number is expected in 2011.

Students accepting Bonded Medical Places will be giving permission for the government to require them, at the end of their training, including specialist training, to practise in a designated area of medical need. An area of medical need will be a district of workforce shortage as defined by the Australian Government and will depend on the medical specialty. For further information contact: Telephone: 1800 987 104 (freecall) Email: [email protected] Web: www.health.gov.au/bmpscheme

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Working With Children Check ­ must be applied for soon after enrolment. The Faculty requires students to have a WWC Check and needs to sight the WWC Check ID Card once issued. www.med.monash.edu.au/ current/wwccheck.html A Police Check ­ must be applied for soon after enrolment. The Faculty requires students to have a current Police Check which is to be renewed annually. www.med.monash.edu.au/ current/policechecks.html Health requirements ­ the Faculty has an Immunisation and Infection Risk Policy. Students are required to comply with this policy which includes a number of recommendations and procedures that ensures an acceptably low level of risk as they proceed through the course. Location of studies ­ although medical students will primarily study at Clayton campus in years one and two, they will be required in all years of the course to attend clinical locations throughout Melbourne and rural Victoria. ERC students spend Years three, four and part of Year five in Bendigo, Castlemaine, Kerang, Maryborough, Mildura, Swan Hill or Woodend/Gisbourne. More information about all of the above requirements will be distributed to successful applicants on induction day.

2. Extended Rural Cohort (ERC) program (VTAC Code 28151)

The Extended Rural Cohort program is open to both metropolitan and rural applicants across Australia. However, preference will be given to applicants from regional and rural Victoria and other Australian rural locations. In 2010, 30 CSP places were available under the Extended Rural Cohort program. The same number of places is expected to be available in 2011. It is expected that six of these places will be Bonded Medical Places. See (3.) below for more details about the Bonded Medical Place scheme.

Medical RuralBonded (MRB) Scholarships

Only students offered a CSP place in the Central or Extended Rural Cohort programs are eligible for this scholarship. In 2010, the Commonwealth Government offered scholarships (Australia-wide) of $24,207 per annum to new medical students for the length of the course, in return for a legally-binding commitment to practice in rural areas for a fixed period at the completion of training. It is expected that Monash University will have six scholarship places for the undergraduate course in 2010 (deferral of an MRB Scholarship is not permitted). An application form explaining the details of application procedures for these scholarship places will be made available to all timely VTAC applicants. Three of the MRB scholarship places will be offered to students in the Central program and three to the Extended Rural Cohort program. MRB scholarships can only be offered to Australian citizens or permanent residents. For further information contact: Telephone: 1800 248 720 (freecall) Email: [email protected] Web: www.health.gov.au/mrbscholarships

3. Bonded Medical Places ­ BMP (VTAC Code 28691)

Fiftyfour Bonded Medical Places were offered in 2010 and it is expected that the same number will be offered in 2011. The Federal Government has advised all schools of medicine across Australia that approximately 25 per cent of CSP places must be set aside as bonded places. Students who wish to apply for a Bonded Medical Place should put VTAC code 28691 as one preference, together with either or both the Central or Extended Rural Cohort programs VTAC codes. By indicating a preference for a Bonded Medical Place, upon accepting an offer, the student will be required to sign a contract. Monash advises potential students to seek early legal advice.

Student registration

All MBBS students must be registered with the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria in order to have access to clinical placements. The Faculty will advise students on the procedure as part of the enrolment process.

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What if I am an international student?

International students currently studying Year 12 in Australia should apply online through VTAC. All other international students should contact Monash International Recruitment Services for an application form.

Applications

Email: [email protected] Web: www.monash.edu.au/study/ international/apply/applynow.html International applicants should refer to: www.med.monash.edu.au/medical/ central/international.html for information about admission to the Clayton campus, and www.med.monash.edu.my/MBBS/ admissiontothecourse.html for information about admission to the Malaysia campus. International students should note the following entrance requirements and refer to the Monash University Course Finder for further information. International subject prerequisites International applicants must have satisfactorily completed and demonstrated a high level of academic achievement in a secondary qualification at least equivalent to the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). Chemistry and English are the prerequisite subjects required. International applicants are also required to undertake the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT). Information regarding ISAT can be found at: www.isat.acer.edu.au Applicants should register for and sit this test as early as possible in the year they apply for the medicine course. ISAT will contribute towards the overall ranking for entry into the course. Overseas-based Year 12 applicants must sit ISAT by 21 May 2010. For all relevant 2010 application requirement deadlines, please refer to: www.med.monash.edu.au/medical/ central/importantdates.html

English requirements for international students The Faculty requires that students are proficient in both written and spoken English. The successful completion of a subject at least comparable to Cambridge GCE `O' Level English with a grade of `A' or at least a `B' in the General Paper, or excellent results in a recognised English Test (IELTS being the preferred test). An overall score of 7.0 or greater (with no individual band less than 6.5) is required. Internship The Faculty cannot guarantee international students internship placements in Australia and many of our international students elect to complete their internships in their home country.

For graduates who wish to become specialists, training is available within the major teaching hospitals. Successful completion of this training entitles the doctor to fellowship of one of the specialist colleges and the right to practice as a specialist. The following list is just a small sample of the options available to medical practitioners: · cardiology · dermatology · emergency medicine · general practice · obstetrics and gynaecology · ophthalmology · pathology · paediatrics · psychiatry · radiology · surgery

ERC program

International student are not eligible to apply for places in the ERC program.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Following successful completion of the medical degree, graduates are eligible for provisional registration by the Medical Board of Victoria. After serving a compulsory internship year in an approved hospital, they are eligible for final registration in Victoria and other states of Australia. International students should note that they can not be guaranteed an internship in Australia. The career of a doctor involves further training beyond this medical degree.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 2048 Australian citizens and permanent resident enquiries: [email protected] International enquiries: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/medical/central

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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery ­ (Graduate entry)

Preamble

Campus: Gippsland Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed or be in the final year of a bachelors degree at a recognised university. All applicants must also complete the GAMSAT and be available for multiple mini interviews. CRICOS code: 061237G

What will I study?

In the first two years, clinical issues are illustrated through problem-based learning scenarios and cases. In Year A, these are relatively simple, moving in Year B towards more of an emphasis on multi-system disease that will form the core of the learning in Integrated Medicine and Surgery. In Year C, clinical teaching builds upon and reinforces this strong scientific foundation through the core clinical rotations of Women's and Children's Health and General Practice and Psychological Medicine. The fourth year of the course, Year D will be structured as six rotations, one of which is the elective, where students will choose to complete their degree by gaining wider experience in chosen disciplines and specific areas of interest.

Closing date and registration

The GAMSAT is held once per year in March and registrations close late January/early February each year. International students are also able to sit the MCAT (North American Medical College Admissions Test) for admission into the Graduate MBBS course. Further information is available at: www.aamc.org/students/mcat

The medicine course

The graduate entry MBBS program delivered from the Gippsland campus is consistent with the five-year undergraduate curriculum. It reflects an integrated structure within which staff from across the Faculty teach and facilitate student learning in an interdisciplinary fashion. The curriculum is based upon the four key themes which are vertically integrated through all years of the course. The four themes are: Theme I Personal and professional development ­ focusing on the personal attributes and qualities needed by students in the medical curriculum and as future medical practitioners. Theme II Population, society, health and illness ­ society and population issues, rather than those concerning the individual. Students will learn about the history and philosophy of the scientific approach to medicine, extending this to approaches to knowledge and information, and an understanding of evidence-based medicine. Theme III Scientific basis of clinical practice ­ a systems-based approach to the scientific and clinical knowledge and concepts that underpin medicine and its practice. Theme IV Clinical Skills ­ developing the clinical and communication skills utilised in clinical practice.

International students for the Graduate Course also apply via ACER

Letters inviting eligible applicants to be interviewed will be sent by the GAMSAT Admissions Centre in mid-August. The interviews will take place in late-September at the Gippsland campus of Monash University. The interview process, known as the Multiple Mini-Interview or MMI process, involves a series of (up to ten) short interviews (approximately ten minutes each) totalling less than two hours.

How do I apply?

Applications into the Graduate MBBS must be submitted via ACER (Australian Council for Educational Research). Information is available at: www.acer.edu.au All applicants must sit the GAMSAT.

GAMSAT ­ Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test

The GAMSAT process is a year long application process for graduate-entry medical schools in Australia. It starts the year prior to the year you would like to commence your graduate-entry medical course. It involves sitting a test early in the year, notification of results mid-year, application for an interview by one of the graduate-entry medical schools around Australia, satisfactory performance in the interview and notification of success. Further information is available at: www.gamsat.acer.edu.au

What if I am an international student?

Interviews may be conducted in Singapore and Malaysia for international students. Depending on demand, interviews may be held in other international locations. English language requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5: TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5: or an internet-based TOEFL score of 100 with 24 in writing and no section score lower than 20.

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Dean's Rural List (DRL) and the Dean's Indigenous List (DIL)

Applicants may apply to the medicine course via these two categories. To be eligible for the DRL, applicants must demonstrate that they have resided for at least five years of the previous 12 years in areas classified as RRMA 3­7 (RRMA: Rural Remote and metropolitan Area Classification). Also, students may demonstrate that their principal home address was in Gippsland for five years continuously of the previous 12 years, or have completed three years of tertiary study in Gippsland. To apply for the Dean's Indigenous List (DIL), applicants should obtain a supplementary form which can be downloaded from the Monash University website or by contacting the Centre for Australian Indigenous Studies (CAIS). Telephone: +61 3 9905 4200 Email: [email protected] Web: www.arts.monash.edu.au/cais

Student registration

All MBBS students must be registered with the Medical Practitioners Board of Victoria in order to have access to clinical placements. The Faculty will advise students on the procedure as part of the enrolment process.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Following successful completion of the medical degree, graduates are eligible for provisional registration by the Medical Board of Victoria. After serving a compulsory internship year in an approved hospital, they are eligible for final registration in Victoria or other states of Australia. International students should note that they cannot be guaranteed an internship in Australia. For graduates who wish to become specialists, training is available within the major teaching hospitals. Successful completion of this training entitles the doctor to fellowship of one of the specialist colleges and the right to practice as a specialist. The following list is just a small sample of the options available to medical practitioners: · cardiology · dermatology · emergency medicine · general practice · obstetrics and gynaecology · ophthalmology · paediatrics · psychiatry · radiology · surgery

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Health requirements The Faculty has an Immunisation and Infection Risk Policy and students are required to comply with a number of recommendations and procedures to enable them to proceed through the course with an acceptably low level of risk. All successful applicants will require a health check and have up-to-date and appropriate immunisation status. Police and Working With Children Checks A satisfactory police and Working With Children Check is required for each student. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course. More information about all of the above requirements will be distributed to successful applicants on enrolment day.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: + 61 3 5122 6445 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/ medical/gippsland

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Bachelor of Midwifery

Preamble

Campus: Peninsula Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, VCE units 1 and 2 one of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or VCE units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: n/a CRICOS code: 050857C Drugs Students should be aware of their legal position regarding the administration and storage of drugs. Further information regarding this can be obtained from the website: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/3562.html Expenses Students are responsible for all arrangements and expenses related to travel and accommodation for clinical experience. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement. Vaccinations Students are required to obtain relevant vaccinations prior to clinical placements. Arrangements regarding serological screening and vaccination will be organised on commencement. International subject prerequisites Mathematics (Year 11 equivalent) and a high level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20.

What is midwifery?

Midwifery is a profession involving the care of women across the lifespan. Midwives are able to supervise, care for, and provide advice to women during pregnancy, labour and postnatally. They are educated to conduct births, care for newborn infants, recognise abnormal conditions that may arise in women and babies and refer as appropriate to other health professionals. Midwives also provide care for women in gynaecology settings and provide family planning education.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Midwifery graduates are qualified to work in any maternity setting and will have the opportunity to work as a primary carer in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, providing comprehensive care throughout a woman's reproductive life.

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Midwifery is an innovative curriculum that is sensitive to the changing educational needs of midwives, the healthcare industry and the community. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/3562.html

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4260 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/bmidwifery

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to and prerequisites for this course.

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Bachelor of Nursing

Preamble

Campus: Peninsula Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, VCE units 1 and 2 one of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or VCE units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 88.25 CRICOS code: 021281A

What is nursing?

Nurses provide valued services to their communities in the provision of healthcare and promotion of health and wellbeing for individuals, groups and populations. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20. Vaccinations Students are required to obtain relevant vaccinations prior to clinical placements. Arrangements regarding serological screening and vaccination will be organised on commencement.

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Nursing is a degree which provides a broad educational foundation for general nursing practice and pathways to future professional employment. The course enables students to develop a diverse range of skills in communication, research, clinical reasoning, and judgement. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/0727.html

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course. Drugs Students should be aware of their legal position regarding the administration and storage of drugs. Further information regarding this can be obtained from the website: www.monash.edu.au/ pubs/handbooks/courses/0727.html Expenses Students are responsible for all arrangements and expenses related to travel and accommodation for clinical experience. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Nursing offers excellent and varied career prospects, both in Australia and overseas. A nurse may choose to work in a tertiary or community hospital, a community clinic or mental health service, in home-based nursing or in an extended care rehabilitation centre. Many graduates take the opportunity to develop as clinical nurse specialists undertaking postgraduate study in areas such as emergency nursing, intensive care, palliative care, community nursing, aged care, midwifery, psychiatric nursing and paediatric nursing. Other graduates develop careers as educators, managers and researchers.

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Mathematics (Year 11 equivalent) and a high level of performance in English (Year 12 equivalent) is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4260 (Peninsula) Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/bnursing

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Bachelor of Nursing Practice

Preamble

Campus: Gippsland Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, VCE units 1 and 2 one of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or VCE units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 70.00 CRICOS code: 067101G English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 5; or internet-based TOEFL 237 with an Essay Rating (ER) of 5.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Nursing offers excellent and varied career prospects, both in Australia and overseas. A nurse may choose to work in a tertiary or community hospital, a community clinic or mental health service, in home-based nursing or in an extended care rehabilitation centre. Many graduates take the opportunity to develop as clinical nurse specialists undertaking postgraduate study in areas such as emergency nursing, intensive care, palliative care, community nursing, aged care, midwifery, psychiatric nursing and paediatric nursing. Other graduates develop careers as educators, managers and researchers.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course. Drugs Students should be aware of their legal position regarding the administration and storage of drugs. Further information regarding this can be obtained from the website: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/0727.html Expenses Students are responsible for all arrangements and expenses related to travel and accommodation for clinical experience. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement. Vaccinations Students are required to obtain relevant vaccinations prior to clinical placements. Arrangements regarding serological screening and vaccination will be organised on commencement.

What is nursing?

Nurses provide valued services to their communities in the provision of healthcare and promotion of health and wellbeing for individuals, groups and populations.

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Nursing Practice is a degree which provides a broad educational foundation for general nursing practice and pathways to future professional employment. The course enables students to develop a diverse range of skills in communication, research, clinical reasoning, and judgement. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/3963.html

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9902 6454 Email: nursing.enquiriesgippsland @med.monash.edu.au Web: www.med.monash.edu.au

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Mathematics (Year 11 equivalent) and a high level of performance in English (Year 12 equivalent) is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test.

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Bachelor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Midwifery

Preamble

Campus: Gippsland Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English and either Units 1 and 2 in one of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 72.40 CRICOS code: 070624K

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Mathematics (Year 11 equivalent) and a high level of performance in English (Year 12 equivalent) is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20.

and Controlled Substances Act 1981 (Victoria), and Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Regulations 1995; the student and supervisor (clinical teacher or registered nurse) are considered as one person. Students should be aware of the drug administration policy relevant to the particular year of study. Clinical expenses Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses related to clinical placements. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement. Vaccination policy It is required that students obtain relevant vaccinations prior to clinical placements for presentation to the course coordinator on request.

The nursing/midwifery course

The aim of the Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Midwifery is to produce a nurse midwife who is a highly capable individual that is educated, confident, competent and authorised, and is able to work to the full score of practice as determined by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Nursing Practice and Bachelor of Midwifery will be awarded on completion of the course and will lead to eligibility for registration with the Nurses Board of Victoria as a Division 1 Nurse and endorsement as a Midwife on the Division 1 register. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20.

What will I study?

The course will combine units from both the Nursing and Midwifery single degrees. Units of study and clinical placements will be undertaken throughout the course. The course involves midwifery, nursing, biological sciences, behavioural sciences and social sciences. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/3953.html

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working with Children Checks Organisations that host clinical placements require students to have a current police and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking the clinical placements in their course. Police Checks need to be renewed annually. However in some community-partnered programs there may be a requirement to have a Police Check renewed every six months. Drugs Students should be aware of their legal position regarding the administration and storage of drugs. In addition, it is the policy of the School of Nursing and Midwifery that where drugs are required to be checked by two people prior to administration under the Drugs, Poisons

Clinical practice

Students are required to undertake clinical practice in health settings throughout the four years of the course. Clinical practice is a compulsory and major component of the course. In the clinical setting students will have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision. Clinical experience is obtained in a wide variety of health agencies throughout Victoria, Australia and overseas. Clinical experience makes up 50 per cent of the BN and BMid course. Generally speaking, students on clinical experience will take on shift work, including weekend shifts and night duty and work a supervised unpaid 37.5 hour week. Attendance is mandatory for the clinical component of each unit. Make-up for time missed will be arranged in consultation with the clinical coordinator on receipt of a medical certificate.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

This course is a unique tagged degree that offers the student the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge in both nursing and midwifery and prepares the graduate for a career as a nurse and midwife.

Who do I contact for more information?

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Bachelor of Nursing (Psychological Studies)

Preamble

Campus: Peninsula Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English, VCE units 3 and 4 Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: n/a CRICOS code: 060355J English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 5; or a computer-based TOEFL 237 with an Essay Rating (ER) of 5.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course. Drugs Students should be aware of their legal position regarding the administration and storage of drugs. Further information regarding this can be obtained from the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Expenses Students are responsible for all arrangements and expenses related to travel and accommodation for clinical experience. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement. Vaccinations Students are required to obtain relevant vaccinations prior to clinical placements. Arrangements regarding serological screening and vaccination will be organised on commencement.

What is nursing (psychological studies)?

This course is designed for students who are looking to pursue a career in mental health nursing in the primary healthcare sector. It provides graduates with options to undertake further (postgraduate) studies in psychiatric nursing or clinical psychology.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Graduates of this course can expect to work in a public or private hospital, community clinic or mental health service, in home-based nursing or in an extended care rehabilitation centre, especially in rural and remote areas.

What will I study?

The course will give students the opportunity to undertake study in two key areas of healthcare ­ nursing and psychology. Graduates will be eligible for registration with the Nurses Board of Victoria as Division 1 nurses with specialist mental health training. Students will also be able to continue studying towards registration with the Australian Psychological Accreditation Council.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4260 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/bnursingpsyc

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Mathematics (Year 11 equivalent) and a high level of performance in English (Year 12 equivalent) is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test.

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Bachelor of Nursing and Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic)

Preamble

Campus: Peninsula Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English and a study score of at least 25 in Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 92.70 CRICOS code: 058757J English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20.

What is nursing and emergency health?

Nurses provide valued services to their communities in the provision of healthcare and promotion of health and wellbeing for individuals, groups and populations. An ambulance paramedic provides pre-hospital care and treatment for sick and injured people aimed at stabilising and/or improving the patients condition in preparation for and during transportation to hospital. Ambulance paramedics must be able to think clearly, act quickly, possess a calm manner and have the ability to reassure patients and handle stressful situations. They must be able to accept responsibility, have personal integrity and be able to work with people from many different backgrounds. A paramedic responds to both emergency and non-emergency healthcare and transport needs, and is also required to be able to respond to mass casualty incidents in a range of settings within a multidisciplinary emergency healthcare system.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements may require students to have obtained a Police Check and Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they may be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking the clinical placements in their course. Drugs Students should be aware of their legal position regarding the administration and storage of drugs. Further information regarding this can be obtained from the website: www.med.monash.edu.au/ bnursingemergency Expenses Students are responsible for all arrangements and expenses related to travel and accommodation for clinical experience. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement. Vaccinations Students are required to obtain relevant vaccinations prior to clinical placements. Arrangements regarding serological screening and vaccination will be organised on commencement. Health requirements In order to meet health requirements for working in the wards of teaching hospitals and for the protection of other students and themselves, students may need to comply with certain precautionary procedures. These may consist of confidential tests for immune status (including blood tests and skin tests), receiving vaccines and having X-rays where the evidence indicates that these are appropriate.

Clinical experience includes placements at ambulance services, hospitals and other health agencies. Applicants with relevant health science or nursing qualifications may be eligible for advanced standing that enables admission directly into the second year of the course.

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Nursing is a degree which provides a broad educational foundation for general nursing practice and pathways to future professional employment. The course enables students to develop a diverse range of skills in communication, research, clinical reasoning, judgement and skills. The Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic) is based on the following themes: · personal and professional development; · population, health and society; · foundations of the paramedic clinician; · community-based emergency health; and · science knowledge and evidence.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Mathematics and a high level of performance in English (Year 12 equivalent) is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test.

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MAS and RAV requirements for clinical placements The Metropolitan Ambulance Service (MAS) and Rural Ambulance Victoria (RAV) require the following prerequisites for clinical placements. All costs associated with the requirements outlined below are to be met by the intending students. Further information regarding these prerequisites can be found at: www.med.monash.edu.au/beh MAS/RAV approved medical examination MAS and RAV have stipulated that a medical examination be completed as a specific prerequisite for clinical placement. Physical fitness assessment MAS and RAV have stipulated that a physical fitness assessment be completed as a specific prerequisite for clinical placement.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4260 or +61 3 9904 4327 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/ bnursingemergency

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Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics

Preamble

Campus: Clayton Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English and a study score of 30 in Chemistry. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: Range of criteria used in selection. CRICOS code: 037825J Intensive and extended clinical and practical experience in a range of settings (hospitals, community health centres, rural locations) is provided in years three and four, including learning related to food preparation, food service management, medical treatment of disease, public health, program planning and health education. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/study/ coursefinder/course/3404

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course. Health requirements In order to meet health requirements for working in the wards of teaching hospitals and for the protection of other students and themselves, students may need to comply with certain precautionary procedures. These may consist of confidential tests for immune status (including blood tests and skin tests), receiving vaccines and having X-rays where the evidence indicates that these are appropriate. Vaccinations The Faculty recommends that all students accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing this course. Recommended immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis and hepatitis B.

What is nutrition and dietetics?

Nutrition and dietetics is the study of food and the nutrients it contains, and its role in the management of human health. The science of nutrition provides an understanding of food and how it is used in the body and people's health. Dietetics is the practical application of this knowledge in the clinical setting for the benefit of people with compromised health or with specific nutritional needs. Graduates from this course are qualified to practice as dietitians. They are able to assess and manage the nutritional health of individuals, their communities and whole populations. They have the practical and theoretical skills and expertise to work with individuals in hospitals and with groups in the wider community. The Monash University Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics is accredited by the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA).

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC. All applicants must also complete a supplementary information form as outlined in the VTAC Guide.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Chemistry (Year 12 equivalent). A very high-level of performance in English, either as a secondary school subject, or from a recognised English language test is required. A score of 85 per cent or greater is required for all prerequisite subjects for MUFY entry. English requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5. TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 100 with 24 in writing and no section lower than 20.

What will I study?

In the first two years you will study a combination of subjects that will give you a strong understanding of the biomedical sciences, including the chemistry of food and relevant human biochemistry and physiology. You will also study food in a sociological context, consider psychological aspects of health and develop counselling skills, understand food regulation and have an introduction to the healthcare system in Australia.

Is honours available?

Yes. An honours year is available to eligible students who have completed the pass degree of Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics at Monash University, or a comparable graduate qualification in dietetics from another tertiary institution.

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What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

A degree in nutrition and dietetics prepares you for a career in a variety of settings in both rural and metropolitan areas, including: · healthcare services (medical and surgical nutrition care, rehabilitation, food services management, community nutrition, program planning, implementation and evaluation, research, private practice); · the government sector (policy advice, communication, public health, food regulation); · the education sector (teaching, research); and · the industry sector (nutrition advisor, work place health promotion, product development, marketing and promotion, speciality services eg sports nutrition). In some cases, postgraduate qualifications may strengthen these opportunities.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9594 5510 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/ nutritiondietetics

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Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Preamble

Campus: Peninsula Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: 82.15 CRICOS code: 063700F

What is occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is a health profession concerned with enabling people of all ages who may have physical, mental and/or social challenges to participate in their everyday activities, thereby, promoting their health and wellbeing through occupation. Enhancing someone's ability to participate in everyday activities is a central part of occupational therapy. Occupation addresses the range of activities that people want or need to do in their everyday lives, such as looking after themselves (self-care), enjoying life (play and leisure), and contributing to the social and economic fabric of their communities (productivity). Occupational therapists enable people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate, or by modifying the environment to better support participation. Clients are actively involved in the therapeutic process, and outcomes of occupational therapy are diverse, client-driven and measured in terms of participation or satisfaction derived from participation. Occupational therapy enables people to achieve health, wellbeing and life satisfaction through participation in occupation.

What will I study?

The Bachelor of Occupational Therapy uses a combination of traditional and scenario-based learning and teaching methods. Students will develop expertise in working cooperatively to seek out information and applying their learning to situations relevant to occupational therapy practice. The curriculum incorporates knowledge from the disciplines of occupational science (the study of humans as occupational beings), as well as biomedical, behavioural and social sciences. For details refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/ aos/medugoccupationaltherapy.html

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites A high-level of performance in English, either as a secondary school subject, or from a recognised English language test is required. A score of 85 per cent or greater is required for all prerequisite subjects for MUFY entry. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in reading and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20.

How do I apply?

All local applicants apply via VTAC. Applicants must also complete a supplementary information form as outlined in the VTAC Guide.

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Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course. Health requirements In order to meet health requirements for working in healthcare facilities and for the protection of other students and themselves, students may need to comply with certain precautionary procedures. These may consist of confidential tests for immune status (including blood tests and skin tests), receiving vaccines and having X-rays where the evidence indicates that these are appropriate. Vaccinations The Faculty recommends that all students accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing this course. Recommended immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis and hepatitis B.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Clients of occupational therapy may be individuals, small groups, organisations or communities. Occupational therapists work in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, social services, schools, government agencies, industrial and commercial organisations, psychiatric services, homes and supported housing. Therapists work in a number of clinical areas including assistive technology, equipment services, acute care, early intervention, education, occupational health and safety, case management, mental health, community disability services, community mental health teams, vocational employment rehabilitation. They may work individually or as part of a multidisciplinary healthcare team. Job prospects for new graduates are excellent.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4466 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/ occupationaltherapy

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Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Flexibility is required of students, both in terms of hours worked at clinics, and scheduling of clinical attachments. All students can expect to undertake education in rural environments during the course and some may study interstate. For information regarding course structure refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/ aos/medugphysiotherapy.html International applicants should check Monash University Course Finder for the most up-to-date information regarding the application process to this course. English language requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5: TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5: or an internet-based TOEFL score of 100 with 24 in writing and no section score lower than 20.

Is honours available?

Yes. Students can apply for Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) at the completion of year one of the Bachelor of Physiotherapy course. Honours students complete the remainder of their physiotherapy units as well as their honours units and project in their second, third and fourth year of study. In order to complete it in four years students are expected to overload.

Interviews

Non-Year 12 and Year 12 applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process which will be held from November 22 for non-Year 12 applicants and from November 29 for Year 12 applicants. The physiotherapy Admissions Committee will determine those applicants who are to be interviewed. Applicants must be available for an interview during this period. All interviews must be attended in person. The interview is a significant component of the selection process. The selection interview is conducted by a panel of trained interviewers. The interview questions have been designed to identify applicants with relevant personal qualities such as leadership ability and motivation to succeed in the course. In the interview, the panel will assess several personal qualities in each applicant, including: 1. Quality of motivation Applicants should be able to demonstrate a realistic knowledge and understanding of what is involved in both the physiotherapy course and a career in physiotherapy. 2. Appropriateness of interpersonal style Applicants should be able to discuss leadership, the ability to inspire other people, and teamwork and the ability to work within a collaborative unit. We expect our students to have the ability to listen and be non-judgmental and to have the flexibility to adapt to new situations. 3. Communication skills Physiotherapists must be able to communicate effectively with others. We expect our applicants to demonstrate appropriate ability in communication skills during the interview.

How do I apply? Preamble

Campus: Peninsula Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English and in any two of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: Range of criteria used in selection. CRICOS code: 064803B All local students must apply via VTAC. Applications will not be accepted after 30 September 2010. Applicants should also note that the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT) must be completed in order to be eligible for selection for physiotherapy. UMAT examination: 28 July 2010. Venue: Registered candidates are advised of the venue details. For UMAT contact details and confirmation of application deadlines for 2010 visit the website: http://umatweb.acer.edu.au

What is physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists contribute to healthcare through the assessment and treatment of disorders that benefit from physical intervention strategies. They also assess and promote health and develop strategies to prevent the deterioration of health in individuals and communities.

What if I am an international student?

Current Year 12: ISAT, interview and ATAR. NonYear 12: ISAT, interview and full academic record including GPA. International applicants expecting to change to a permanent Australian residency prior to January 2010 must also sit the UMAT. Applications will not be accepted after 30 September 2010. ISAT dates must be no later than 31 May 2010. Interviews will be conducted in Singapore in late June. Offshore applicants must apply by 12 June 2010.

What will I study?

Monash physiotherapy education is based on a fully integrated curriculum that facilitates development of skills through small group learning. Biomedical sciences, physiotherapy and inter-professional skills are integrated in the context of patient-centred learning. In the third and fourth years, the focus moves to learning in a clinical environment.

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Applicants should note that the structure and content of the interview are constantly under review. Specific information will be sent to applicants who are offered an interview.

Final selection

The final ranked list of applicants from which places will be offered will take into account the applicant's UMAT score, ENTER and performance at interview.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Prospective students should be aware of the following: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course. Health requirements Physiotherapy is a physically demanding course. Applicants are advised to contact the Physiotherapy department to discuss the impact of health limitations on their ability to study physiotherapy prior to application. Students will be required to comply with the Faculty Immunisation and Infection Risk Policy and recommendations and procedures to enable them to proceed through the course with an acceptably low level of risk. It will be recommended that all students accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing the course. Recommended immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis B. Prospective students will be provided with detailed written information and, as appropriate, counselling about the effect that HIV or hepatitis B infection may have on the ability of healthcare workers to practice their profession.

Location of studies Physiotherapy students will primarily study at the Peninsula campus, although one day each week will be spent at the Clayton campus in the early years. A significant part of Years three and four will be spent on clinical placement. Students will be required in all years of the course to attend clinical locations throughout Melbourne, rural Victoria and Tasmania. Additional information Students should be advised that there may be additional costs associated with the course that include text books and course support material, uniforms, travel, accommodation and living costs associated with rural clinical education, a Police Check and precautionary procedures such as immunisations.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Physiotherapists work as part of a team of professionals who deliver health care services in publicly funded hospitals, health centres, aged care and the private sector, as well as in areas concerning health promotion, education and research.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9904 4466 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/physiotherapy

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Psychology

Monash University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs for students who wish to specialise in psychology. The undergraduate program provides a pathway to further study in psychology and to the training required to practice as a psychologist.

How do I study psychology?

Students can complete an APAC-accredited undergraduate psychology major at Monash University in a number of degrees. This major comprises ten units of psychology which are taken together with studies from other disciplines. Prerequisites and selection procedures depend on the degree in which you enrol. Students may also complete a non-accredited major or minor in psychology. However, they should be aware that this does not lead directly to further study in psychology or registration as a psychologist. Examples of degrees that may include an accredited major in psychology are listed below: · · · · Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business · Bachelor of Behavioural Science · Bachelor of Psychology and Management/Marketing · Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

The course structure is identical to the APAC-accredited undergraduate major sequence in psychology of nine core units and one elective unit.

Fourth-year psychology programs

Students who have completed a degree with an APAC-accredited undergraduate major in psychology may apply to undertake the Honours in Psychology fourth-year program.

Undergraduate psychology

The three-year undergraduate major in psychology is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), recognised by the Singapore Psychological Society and approved by the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria.

Registration as a psychologist

To practice as a psychologist you must meet the requirements of the Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria. Under Psychologists Registration Act 2000 the academic requirement for registration is a university degree including four years of progressive study in psychology. On completion of this degree, a graduate may register as a probationary psychologist. The further requirement for full registration is either full-time supervised psychological work while registered as a probationary psychologist, or completion of an appropriate masters or doctoral degree including practical experience as a probationary psychologist. By satisfying Victorian registration, students will comply with the registration requirements of other states.

The curriculum

The School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological Medicine has a common curriculum across all campuses. A strong point of our approach to undergraduate teaching is an emphasis on students taking responsibility for their own learning, hence preparing them for postgraduate study. The school's curriculum development is based on the principle that training in the discipline of psychology should follow the scientist-practitioner model where learning about professional practice is taught within the scientific perspective. Students then are able to make informed choices about psychology-related careers and further training at fourth year and postgraduate level. The curriculum meets the APAC requirement to cover the following areas of the discipline: · social and biological bases of behaviour; · lifespan developmental psychology; · abnormal psychology; · basic psychological processes; · individual differences; · history and theories of psychology; · intercultural and Indigenous psychology; · testing and assessment; · practical work; · research design; · report writing; and · research and professional ethics.

What if I can't major in psychology in my degree?

Diploma of Psychology The Diploma of Psychology offers students the opportunity to complete an APAC-accredited psychology major while undertaking a concurrent undergraduate degree where the degree does not permit study of the accredited psychology major. Students must enrol in the diploma not later than the first semester of the second year of their concurrent degree.

Membership of the Australian Psychological Society

To qualify for full membership of the APAC you must complete at least an APAC-accredited six-year sequence of study in psychology. That is, completion of a four-year accredited program plus a further two years of postgraduate training in an accredited masters of doctoral program in psychology. Students enrolled in a psychology program accredited by the APAC are eligible for student membership.

What if I already have a degree and want to add psychology?

Graduate Diploma in Psychology This three-year, part-time course offers graduates a major in psychology accredited by the APAC, permitting them to undertake the further training needed to obtain professional qualifications. The course is offered either on-campus or by off-campus learning. Applicants should have completed an undergraduate bachelors degree in any discipline.

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 3968 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/courses

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Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours)

What will I study?

This course is for students who wish to study psychology intensively over a four-year period, with a view to pursuing a career as a research or professional psychologist. Students will study 24 units in the first three years of the course: · nine core-psychology units as prescribed by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited sequence in psychology; · seven psychology elective units which allow students to pursue specific interests in a range of areas of psychology; and · eight units from a range of recommended non-psychology elective units in areas that complement the theoretical and practical application of psychology. In the fourth year of the course, students will undertake the requirements of the current honours program in psychology: · research project; · theory and methods unit; · ethics and professional issues unit; and · contemporary issues elective unit. 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20, with an Essay Rating (ER) of 5.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

To be eligible for progression to the fourth-year of the course students must achieve at least the minimum entry requirement that is standard for all honours programs in psychology based on the average grade across all core third-year units. Students who do not meet the entry requirements for the honours program in the Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych(Hons)) will qualify for the award Bachelor of Psychological Science provided they have successfully completed the first three years of the program as outlined above. These students will be eligible to apply for entry to other fourth-year psychology programs at Monash (eg Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology) or at other universities.

Preamble

Campus: Clayton Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: Clayton 93.65 CRICOS code: 055711C

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Graduates may apply the understanding of psychological principles, the generic writing and analytical skills, and the competency with statistics gained in this course to a variety of employment opportunities in both the private and public sectors. Students who complete the BPsych (Hons) program or go on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology may apply to proceed with the further training and study required to practice as a fully registered psychologist.

What is psychology?

Psychology is concerned with a wide range of phenomena including remembering and forgetting, thinking, problem-solving, learning, language, seeing and hearing, decision-making, verbal and non-verbal communication, skills acquisition, social interactions, and emotions. It is also concerned with the practical and ethical applications of psychological research to the profession. While the major focus in on people, animals are also studied because of the light they throw on human behaviour and because they are of interest in their own right. Psychologists are employed in a wide range of fields, such as career counselling, clinical neuropsychology, clinical, child, counselling, educational, forensic, health, organisational and sports psychology, as well as in teaching and research.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisite English (Year 12 equivalent). A very high-level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in reading and speaking,

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 3968 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/courses

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Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business

Why would I combine psychology with business?

This degree has been designed primarily for students who wish to apply psychological training to work in a business environment. Businesses are recognising the valuable contribution psychologists can make to their organisations. Psychologists mainly focus on helping businesses deal with people issues. Psychologists use particular tools and techniques to improve how businesses select their staff, design and shape the culture of their organisation, design jobs, develop employee satisfaction and motivation, implement and evaluate leadership and training programs, and provide career development. International subject prerequisites English (Year 12 equivalent) and Mathematics (Year 11 equivalent). A very high-level of performance in English is required either as a secondary school subject, or as a result from a recognised English language test. English requirements for international students IELTS 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 in reading and speaking, 6.5 in reading and listening. TOEFL 580 with a TWE of 4.5; or an internet-based TOEFL score of 90 with 22 in writing and no section lower than 20, with an Essay Rating (ER) of 5.

Is honours available?

Yes. On completion of the Bachelor of Psychology and Business, eligible students may apply to undertake a fourth year of study in psychology through an honours program of the honours degree of the Bachelor of Psychological Science and Business (Psychology). The minimum requirement is an average grade of 70 per cent in core psychology units at the third-year level. In addition, the applicant must demonstrate a suitable background in research methods.

What will I study?

The degree program comprises of 24 units as follows: · ten-unit psychology undergraduate major sequence accredited by the Australian Psychological Society;

Preamble

Campus: Peninsula and off-campus Duration (fulltime): three years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English and Units 1 and 2 in one of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods. 2010 Clearlyin ATAR: Off-campus n/a, Peninsula n/a CRICOS code: 053624G

· six core-business units from the Faculty of Business and Economics; and · eight-unit major offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics on the campus at which the student is enrolled. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/3863.html

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Graduates are qualified to pursue careers in a wide range of fields, including organisational psychology, human resources, industrial relations, market research, government policy, training and development, and international business management. Graduates should note that a career as a practising psychologist will require further study and training.

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC.

What is psychology?

Psychology is concerned with a wide range of phenomena including remembering and forgetting, thinking, problem-solving, learning, the acquisition of skills, language, seeing and hearing, decision-making, verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions and emotions. It is also concerned with the practical and ethical applications of psychological research to the profession.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements:

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 3968 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/psych/courses

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Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging

Preamble

Campus: Clayton Duration (fulltime): four years Prerequisites: VCE units 3 and 4 ­ a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English. A study score of at least 25 in Physics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics. 2010 Fringe ATAR: Range of criteria used in selection. CRICOS code: 025409B

How do I apply?

All local students must apply via VTAC. All applicants must also complete a supplementary information form as outlined in the VTAC Guide.

What if I am an international student?

International students studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria must apply through VTAC. Other international applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Mathematics and Physics (Year 12 equivalent). A very high-level of performance in English is required, as a secondary school subject or from a recognised English language test. Preference may be given to those who have also completed biology. English language requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with individual band scores required at 7.0 for reading, 7.0 for listening, 7.0 for writing and 7.0 for speaking; TOEFL 600 with a TWE score of at least 4.5; computer-based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 with an ER of at least 5.0; or an internet-based TOEFL, an overall score of 100 with at least 24 in the written section, and no section lower than 20.

and for the protection of other students and themselves, students may need to comply with certain precautionary procedures. These may consist of confidential tests for immune status (including blood tests and skin tests), receiving vaccines and having X-rays where the evidence indicates that these are appropriate. Vaccinations The Faculty recommends that all students accept responsibility for having up-to-date immunisations before commencing this course. Recommended immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculosis and hepatitis B.

What is radiography and medical imaging?

Radiographers are health professionals who have the knowledge and understanding required to use and manipulate radiographic equipment and complex medical imaging technology to generate a variety of images for subsequent interpretation and storage. Generally speaking radiographers work as part of a medical imaging team. Using either X-ray film-based or digital imaging, they select and implement the most appropriate examination protocol which will deliver the lowest possible dose of radiation to the patient. Because of the technical nature of the medical imaging environment, patients look to radiographers for advice and assurance throughout their examination. In order to perform their professional role, radiographers must be competent in radiographic and medical imaging science and methods, radiologic physics, radiation protection and radiologic biology. They must also be able to care for the patients undergoing radiographic and medical imaging examinations.

Is honours available?

Yes. At the completion of the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging students are awarded either a pass or honours level degree, dependant on their Grade Point Average (GPA).

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Many radiographers choose to work in large medical imaging departments within the public hospital system that provide opportunities to develop professional skills across a wide range of diagnostic examinations, including accident and emergency radiography, paediatrics, mobile radiography, operating theatre imaging and bone densitometry. Others choose to work in one of the many private radiology practices, offering a full range of diagnostic services to the community. Following postgraduate study and additional clinical training, general radiographers are able to specialise in sonography, mammography, magnetic resonance imaging or hospital management. Career opportunities for graduates also exist within companies offering a range of medical-imaging services and equipment, including PACS and computed radiographic services.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements may require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they may be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking the clinical placements in their course. Health requirements In order to meet health requirements for working in the wards of teaching hospitals

What will I study?

The curriculum is designed to ensure that all units are closely related and integrated with the clinical studies. In addition, to broaden career opportunities, a range of selective research studies is offered in year four. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/1963.html

Who do I contact for more information?

Telephone: +61 3 9905 1212 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/bradmedimag

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Bachelor of Social Work

Preamble

Campus: Caulfield and off-campus Duration (fulltime): two years Prerequisites: Applicants must have completed a minimum of two years of a university degree. Applicants must have undertaken studies of at least one year in each of the following: · the individual (psychology, behavioural studies, personality) · society (sociology, anthropology, politics, economics, history, philosophy) CRICOS code: 001453G

What if I am an international student?

International applicants should refer to the Monash University Course Finder for information regarding admission to this course. International students should note the following entrance requirements: International subject prerequisites Students must initially complete two years of full-time study in an arts degree, or equivalent. Students must have undertaken two units in studies of the individual and in studies of society. Some study of Australian Indigenous studies is preferred. English language requirements for international students IELTS 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5: TOEFL 600 with a TWE of 4.5: or an internet-based TOEFL score of 100 with 24 in writing and no section score lower than 20.

What is social work?

Social workers help people to resolve problems in their relationships with others and to cope with and obtain just entitlements from society (for example, from sources such as school, employment, and social security benefits). Social workers assist individuals, families, groups, and communities. Social work education provides the theories and skills relevant to professional practice. Social work is committed to social justice and to the development of the full potential of each individual, group and community in society.

Are there any extra requirements for this course?

Yes. Prospective students should be aware of the following requirements: Police and Working With Children Checks Organisations which host clinical placements require students to have obtained a Police Check and a Working With Children Check regarding their suitability to undertake such placements. All enrolled and prospective students are advised that they will be required to obtain and pay for these checks prior to undertaking clinical placements in their course. Offcampus students Students studying via off-campus learning are required to attend compulsory, on-campus workshops for one week, twice per year.

What kind of job can I get when I graduate?

Social work is amongst the fastest growing of all professions. Our graduates have an excellent record in gaining employment after graduation. They work in a variety of settings, such as: · government agencies: schools, child and family welfare, corrections, Centrelink; · health agencies: hospitals, community health centres, mental health services, palliative care programs; · multicultural agencies: migrant resource centres; and · non-government agencies: family and children's services, youth services, refuges.

What will I study?

This course offers subjects in direct social work practice with individuals, families and groups and fieldwork skills. It offers subjects covering essential knowledge for social work practice such as human development, health and mental health and cross-cultural social work. It offers subjects in community work, social policy and social justice, management. For information regarding course structure please refer to: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/ handbooks/courses/0004.html

How do I apply?

All local applicants must complete the Social Work Application Form and apply directly to the Department of Social Work.

Is honours available?

Students may be offered social work honours at the completion of year one of the Bachelor of Social Work. Honours students complete the remainder of their social work units as well as their honours project in their second year of study.

Who do I contact for more information?

Oncampus inquiries: +61 3 9903 4321 Offcampus inquiries: +61 3 9903 1047 Email: [email protected] Web: www.med.monash.edu.au/bsw

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Further information

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Building 15 Monash University Wellington Road Clayton, Victoria 3800

For online information

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences website: www.med.monash.edu.au Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences handbook: www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/ undergrad/med.html

Monash University scholarships

www.adm.monash.edu.au/scholarships

Monash University Course Finder

www.monash.edu.au/study/coursefinder

Application procedures

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) 40 Park Street South Melbourne, Victoria 3205 Telephone: 1300 364 133 Web: www.vtac.edu.au

UMAT contact details

UMAT Office ACER Assessment Service Private Bag 55 Camberwell, Victoria 3124 Telephone: +61 3 9277 5746 Fax: +61 3 9277 5757 Email: [email protected] Web: http://umat.acer.edu.au

Disclaimer: The information in this brochure was correct at the time of publication. Monash University reserves the right to alter fees, regulations and procedures should the need arise. The inclusion of course details in this brochure in no way creates an obligation on the part of the University to teach it in any given year, or in the manner described. The University reserves the right to discontinue or vary courses at any time without notice. Students should always check with the relevant faculty officers when planning their courses and consult other information such as handbooks and websites for the most current information. May 2010. CRICOS provider: Monash University 00008C. TSG262364

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