Monash University - BMedSc/MD I
Hi guys, just to confirm - JCU has major exams at the end of year 5 and year 6 is just preparation for placements right? Also, is such a structure the norm for 6 year med courses? Since Adelaide is the same.
The current structure is that the major final exams are completed in 5th year, yes. UNSW has a different program structure to JCU so it’s not identical between 6 year programs (there aren’t any others aside from JCU/Adel/UNSW).Hi guys, just to confirm - JCU has major exams at the end of year 5 and year 6 is just preparation for placements right? Also, is such a structure the norm for 6 year med courses? Since Adelaide is the same.
Yes, as Crow has said you basically sit your final exams at the end of 5th year. 6th year is completely pass/fail and has no real written examination component as you spend your entire time in hospitals on various rotations and get assessed on competency/professionalism. For this reason, many students do consider it a mini-internship and particularly in rural areas I've spoken to some doctors who say the 6th years get treated like interns. Some may call it unpaid volunteering... others might call it great experience haha. I only know of one person who has failed 6th year, and that was because they simply wouldn't show up to their rotations on time pretty regularly and thus didn't meet course requirements.Hi guys, just to confirm - JCU has major exams at the end of year 5 and year 6 is just preparation for placements right? Also, is such a structure the norm for 6 year med courses? Since Adelaide is the same.
Hi there! Obviously how you get to your placement location depends on where it is and how far away it is. Some locations (such as Bowen or Innisfail) are only an hour or so drive away from Townsville and thus you can drive there pretty easily. Most placement sites are not solo, and thus generally people allocated to that site end up going together and splitting the fuel cost (which you can reimbursed by JCU). For longer distances, such as Weipa, Mt. Isa or Thursday Island, you might instead opt to fly there, and can get some of that cost subsidised by JCU as far as I'm aware (although I've only ever drive so I haven't gone down this route). While my placement site was indeed a very long (~20hrs) drive from Townsville, the person I was going with had a 4WD car and knew the region well enough so we turned it into a bit of a road trip sleeping halfway at a rural town and got something like $500 from JCU for fuel money (which worked out to be a little more than we spent on fuel). JCU helps you arrange transport if needed, and makes students submit a form prior to the placement so they're aware of your transport and how long it will take you, so they can keep track of you and make sure you're okay. Hope that helps
Hi, being the tech wizard that I am, I have fixed the website problem for you. You should be able to see the 2020 guide now - I'll add a PDF download link when I have some time later this week. As for your 2nd question, if you passed year 8/9 maths, you will be absolutely fine with the maths in the course. You do a 'Basic Numeracy Quiz' at the end of Year 1 which honestly had a question like "convert 15g into mg". You'll be glad to know the days of trig and integration are well over. There is some pretty heavy chemistry for the first couple weeks in the MTC course, but it's glossed over so fast and doesn't ever actually get assessed in the final exams, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. If you really really want, looking over a bit of Year 11/12 organic chem and enantiomers etc. may help you slightly, but for most people you'll be fine if you passed Chem.hey just wondering if you have a copy of the msa med handbook cus I don't think the link works, or is there anywhere else I can see a structure of all the subjects because im super confused !! also wondering if I need to brush up on any chemistry/maths before I go as I'm hearing mixed opinions on how many calculations etc are involved in the course