This course provides students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine more detailed experience in medical research.
Alternative entry options apply for this degree. Please see our handbook for details.
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Medical Research at Western
This course gives students who are enrolled in the Western Sydney University Doctor of Medicine (MD) the opportunity to take leave of absence from the normal medical course for 12 months full time or 24 months part time, after successfully completing years 1 and 2 of MD, in order to gain a more detailed experience in medical research than is provided in the normal medical course.
Years 1 and 2 of the Bachelor of Medical Research are identical to years 1 and 2 of MD. It is expected that students will return to the medical course on completion of the intercalated year, which will complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Medical Research, but the degree is also available as an exit point for those who do not wish to resume MD.
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As a graduate of this course you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Medical practice
- Medical research
- Medical teaching
Medical Scientists investigate human diseases and treatments with the goal of improving human health. Medical research is the foundation for new vaccines, drugs and treatments.
The MD prepares students to become practising doctors within Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries in the world. To practise in Australia or New Zealand, you must complete a year's approved internship to be eligible for general registration.
Medical teaching careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising doctors also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of medical students, the training of resident medical officers, or the training of registrars.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.