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REGULAR JOE

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What issue(s) are you having? I’m sure it’d benefit everyone if you just posted here.
It's not actually an issue per se (I can still enrol), but I'm not sure.
1 thing is that I am able to enrol for Year 2 classes, as well as a Trimester 3 class, right now.
Another is that for some courses, all the time options were labelled as 'full'.
I also wanted to ask what elective they chose, and whether the reason for choosing it was they thought it was easier to score in, or because they liked it
Exams- Except for 1 course, all the other courses didn't have an 'exam' to select. I was wondering why?

I also wanted to ask if they knew what would happen if I get sick and become unable to attend the Human Skills for Medicine exam, or if I fail it, what would happen?

I know these questions might seem overly compulsive, but that's whats in my head right now! Annotation 2020-01-26 183343.png
 

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It's not actually an issue per se (I can still enrol), but I'm not sure.
1 thing is that I am able to enrol for Year 2 classes, as well as a Trimester 3 class, right now.
Another is that for some courses, all the time options were labelled as 'full'.
I also wanted to ask what elective they chose, and whether the reason for choosing it was they thought it was easier to score in, or because they liked it
Exams- Except for 1 course, all the other courses didn't have an 'exam' to select. I was wondering why?

I also wanted to ask if they knew what would happen if I get sick and become unable to attend the Human Skills for Medicine exam, or if I fail it, what would happen?

I know these questions might seem overly compulsive, but that's whats in my head right now! View attachment 3276
You only need to enrol in trimester 1 courses you intend to take this year. Anything else is overkill. Some courses include exams as part of enrollment. Others don’t list exams even though they’re part of the course - that’s just how it works.
 

REGULAR JOE

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You only need to enrol in trimester 1 courses you intend to take this year. Anything else is overkill. Some courses include exams as part of enrollment. Others don’t list exams even though they’re part of the course - that’s just how it works.
Thank you! 🙂
 

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REGULAR JOE

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You only need to enrol in trimester 1 courses you intend to take this year. Anything else is overkill. Some courses include exams as part of enrollment. Others don’t list exams even though they’re part of the course - that’s just how it works.
Just one thing, for several courses, when I went to select the date and time, all the options were 'full'. I selected a full time anyway, but it won't let me submit my enrolment. The problem is that I received the offer last Friday, and the deadline to enrol is Tuesday. I cant call the university until Tuesday since Monday is a holiday
 

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Just one thing, for several courses, when I went to select the date and time, all the options were 'full'. I selected a full time anyway, but it won't let me submit my enrolment. The problem is that I received the offer last Friday, and the deadline to enrol is Tuesday. I cant call the university until Tuesday since Monday is a holiday
Read back through this thread or do a search as I clearly recall Crow (and possibly @lyrre) explaining this several times previously.
 

Crow

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Just one thing, for several courses, when I went to select the date and time, all the options were 'full'. I selected a full time anyway, but it won't let me submit my enrolment. The problem is that I received the offer last Friday, and the deadline to enrol is Tuesday. I cant call the university until Tuesday since Monday is a holiday
Enrol in the subjects you can do so that you don’t have any problems with QTAC, then follow up with the ones you can’t. For the courses you can’t enrol in due to them being full, look up the course code/name on Google and you should find the name and email of the course convenor. Email them and they’ll be able to sort it out for you.
 

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iroh

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Besides some electives, most of the class attendance in the summer months aren't compulsory. There is a 1 week break between the end of Tri 2 and start of Tri 3, a 2 week Christmas/NY break in the middle of Tri 3, and a 2 week break between the end of Tri 3 and start of Tri 1. Depending on the elective you choose, it is entirely possible to go home during trimester 3 if you're an interstate or international student once you have completed the compulsory components of your elective, you will just be watching the lectures for the remaining courses online (and missing out on some tutorials).
hey, wouldnt you have exams during the term that you would need to attend in person?
 

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Approximately how much would the total fees for a year be for this course - Total expenses ie textbooks, course fees etc.
Course fees are approx 10k per year but you can put that on HECS, same with the student and amenities fee which IIRC is around $130 per semester. As for textbooks, you should be able to get by without them completely and/or source them free online or from the library, but if you do decide to buy them, you’ll have to look up the prices yourself. You can get them quite cheap second hand from StudentVIP or some of the Facebook textbook buy and sell pages if you don’t want to buy them outright.
 

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Actually PhuBaothao I will have to amend that - the total degree will probably be somewhere between 27-30k but because you’re doing it in an accelerated two years the fees will be closer to 14k per year or something around there - again, this can all go on HECS so it shouldn’t change anything.
 

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Please don’t bump posts that you literally posted less than a day ago. The best person to answer your questions is probably Lyyrre or UpTheGunners (who are both busy people, probably in exam block right now) and it’s unrealistic to expect you will always get an immediate reply. Please be patient.

Unless the classes are labs, you should be fine to skip them without an explanation. The course convenors should let you swap time slots for that week or organise something else for you if necessary.
 

UpTheGunners

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I will be undertaking my first year of BMedSci at Griffith Uni in 2020 and I am looking to apply as a non-standard at WSU, JMP & UNSW for the 2021 intake. Due to Griffith's unique accelerated course I will be doing 3 Trimesters in my first year and will be mid-way my third trimester when offers come out in mid-Jan 2021. I was wondering since i am basically studying all year, if i get an interview offer from any of the unis which is likely to be during the term, would that be enough reason for be to skip class? or do it at a later date because i dont mind doing classes early to free up time for interviews. Also how intense is the third trimester of first year of griffith med sci. I am planning to do 4 courses in the third tri. I understand
3001MSC - Science of Infection Control is an online class so that wont be much of a hassle.

Advice from anyone who has completed first year griffith medsci would be great!
Hi Iroh, honestly haven’t been on MSO man. Was in a constant cycle of partying and hibernating after finals finished Monday and Tuesday

In tri 3 you have 3 core subjects one being epidemiology, SOIC and research project and one elective (so 4 total). There are no classes for research project and only online classes for soic. Epidemiology courses run over a month from November to December just before the mid tri break during Christmas. Even taking into account the classes for your elective, you will barely have any classes at uni (max 2 days a week if you schedule properly) and after epi and your elective is done, you will legit have a ‘holiday’ all of Jan and half of Feb. So honestly tri 3 will legit be the most chill trimester in all of medsci and because of this, most interstate and international students went back to their homes for a solid 6 weeks until it was time for exams which we just finished this week. But even if your interviews fall on a day you have class it should be fine since I remember that people were allowed to miss compulsory classes for human skills in tri 2 since they were sitting GAMSAT. Honestly it’s not anything to worry about and if you talk with your course convenor, they will understand fine (although if you take Essential Skills as an elective you may find it a bit more of a hassle since the convenor is more stringent on attendance but even then, only 2 days a week I had this course).
 

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