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Bachelor of Biomedicine (B-BMED) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

1.In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed one of:

(a) the Victorian Certificate of Education including:

  • VCE Units 3 and 4 – either a study score of at least 25 in one of English, English Language or Literature or a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language, and
  • VCE Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in Chemistry and in Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics; OR

(b) the International Baccalaureate Diploma including:

  • at least Grade 4 in English or English B (Standard Level or Higher Level), Chemistry and Mathematics; OR

(c) a senior secondary program, foundation studies program or equivalent approved by the Academic Board including appropriate English language, Chemistry and Mathematics studies.

Except for applicants eligible for Access Melbourne, minimum ATAR or equivalent overall performance rankings apply.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2.In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • prior academic performance.

3.The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. For applicants who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the undergraduate English language requirements must be met.

Note: For applications through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre, “middle-band” selection adjustments are made only on the basis of eligibility for Access Melbourne.

Core participation requirements

The Bachelor of Biomedicine welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.

The Bachelor of Biomedicine necessitates all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:

  1. the ability to comprehend complex science, technology and/or engineering systems related information;
  2. the ability to clearly and independently communicate a knowledge and application of science, technology and/or engineering systems principles and practices during assessment tasks;
  3. the ability to actively and safely contribute in clinical, laboratory, and fieldwork/excursion activities.

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
There are additional inherent academic requirements for some major studies and subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these majors and subjects.

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Disability Liaison: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/