REGULATIONS FOR THE BACHELOR OF MEDICINE AND BACHELOR OF SURGERY (MBBS) (2017)
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be admitted to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery if that applicant has successfully completed:
a) Foundation Certificate (Science) with a minimum aggregate passing grade of 80% in English and best three of the following subjects; Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or
b) Course of study equivalent to that stipulated in 1a or.
c) Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Health Science degree with a minimum average of B3 (65%) or its equivalent or
d) Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Health Science with a minimum average of B2 (70%) or its equivalent will be eligible to commence from MBBS Year 2 or
e) Qualification acceptable to the Head, School of Medicine as equivalent to any of the above and
f) Pass an interview.
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full time only.
A minimum period of six years.
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
Unless credit is granted under the Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning, this programme consists of twenty nine courses. The courses are: HSA100, HMS111,HMS112, HMS119, HMS115, HMS116, HMS117, HMS118; HMS200,
HMS201, HMS202, HMS203, HMS204, HMS205; HMS300, HMS301, HMS302, HMS303, HMs304, HMS305; HMS400, HMS401, HMS402, HMS403; HMS500, HMS501, HMS502, HMS503; HMS600 (40 weeks).
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
First year students – four courses per semester
Second and Third year students – three courses per semester
Fourth and Fifth year students – two courses per semester
Trainee Intern – one course
An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Head of School of Medicine or a designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery a student must pass the twenty nive courses as prescribed in (4) above the Final Clinical Examination (FCE) and Objective Structure Clinical Examination .
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2018.
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Application Form to be submitted to the Faculty of Medicne Moto'otua Campus located at the National Health Complex – Directly next to the Tupua Tamasese Meaole Hospital.