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Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« on: July 22, 2011, 07:47:31 PM »
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Hey - just browsing some uni sites and I stumbled across this from Melbourne Uni.

"Access Melbourne selection guarantee

Students who are eligible for one or both or the following Access Melbourne categories disadvantaged financial background and/or applicants from rural or isolated areas - who meet the course prerequisites and achieve the below ATAR (or notional ATAR) are guaranteed a CSP in the relevant degree in 2012:
78 or above guarantees a place in Arts, Environments or Science
88 or above guarantees a place in Commerce
92 or above guarantees a place in Biomedicine"

and

Eligibility checklist

"If you fulfil all of the points below, we have a guaranteed Commonwealth supported place for you at Melbourne!
You will complete Year 12 in 2010.
You have applied for one or both of the following Access Melbourne categories and submitted any required documentation:
Category 5 (disadvantaged financial background); and/or
Category 6 (applicants from rural or isolated areas)
Your individual circumstances satisfy the Access Melbourne criteria for one or both of these categories.
You achieve the following ATAR or notional ATAR:
78 or above guarantees a place in Arts, Environments or Science
88 or above guarantees a place in Biomedicine or Commerce"

Just need some clarification. I'm planning on applying for SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) under the premise of "Disadvantaged financial background".
If my application is successful, does that mean I only need like...a ATAR of 90ish to get into Biomed???  :o

Their site says last years clearly in was 98.45 for normal entries.
So am I reading this right? Are they actually cutting like, 8 ATAR points off the entry?

Cheers.

Source:
http://www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/other-entry-options/access-melbourne/guaranteed-entry-access-melbourne-2011
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http://www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au/admissions/entry-requirements/undergraduate-domestic

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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 07:56:20 PM »
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Assuming your application is successful, you will need a 92 (or above). That's an absolute cutoff, there's no fringe for 91.95. The 88 figure is from last year, which has been adjusted upwards to 92 because ~50% of the 2011 intake was admitted under the guarantee and that drove the clearly in up (unfairly according to some).

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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 08:03:49 PM »
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Just do science.  It is better on so many levels.
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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2011, 08:06:41 PM »
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I am 100% sure somebody from my school got in with 91.50 via SEAS.
2011:
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English 35, Further 45+, Methods 35, Physics 32, Turkish 33, Legal 28.

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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2011, 08:10:01 PM »
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I am 100% sure somebody from my school got in with 91.50 via SEAS.

That was last year!

They have raised the SEAS cutoff to 92.00+ for this year.

It is a piece of crap degree anyway...you will live regret not doing science.

The only positive in biomed is no plant stuff...everything else is better in science.
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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2011, 08:12:56 PM »
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Then why did you choose biomed ? Just curious.
2011:
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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2011, 08:27:27 PM »
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Then why did you choose biomed ? Just curious.

Because I am stupid.

Science is better on many levels including that:
-A science degree is better because biomed confines you to health sciences
-You can learn proper Physics/Chemistry in Science rather than the hack job subjects you are forced to take in biomed.
-Science has many lecture streams whereas in biomed, there is only one lecture stream for each subject.  Ultimately this means you wind up with a shit timetable.
-You aren't forced to take maths in science.  Maths is completely pointless for getting into med and a waste of time.

From second year onwards, Science and Biomed are pretty much the same so there is no point changing now, but first year Science > first year Biomed.
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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2011, 08:33:36 PM »
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First year in biomed is horrible. Second and third are brilliant, the core subjects are (in hindsight) absolutely fantastic and better than anything science has to offer in the health field. Whatever you do, don't judge it on the first year because it's sub-optimal (they're working on improving it though).

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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 08:36:35 PM »
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Just a question about biomed, I've read that the core subjects fulfill the requirements for the MD and postgrad Dent but will I have enough subject slots to also choose subjects for post grad Optom?

Thanks in advance.
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2011: ATAR 99.50
2012: Bachelor of Biomedicine, UoM
2015: ?!?!?

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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 08:38:03 PM »
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First year in biomed is horrible. Second and third are brilliant, the core subjects are (in hindsight) absolutely fantastic and better than anything science has to offer in the health field. Whatever you do, don't judge it on the first year because it's sub-optimal (they're working on improving it though).

Yeah, fair enough.  I'm glad I am not the only one who thinks first year is bad.  But definitely gonna stick with it because it does look to get better next year.
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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2011, 08:55:02 PM »
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First year is a necessary evil. The science students who want to major in the health science field will be doing pretty much the same as you and they'll hate it as well.

Just a question about biomed, I've read that the core subjects fulfill the requirements for the MD and postgrad Dent but will I have enough subject slots to also choose subjects for post grad Optom?

Thanks in advance.

Don't quote me on this, but from what I can see of the DO website, you won't even need to take any specific subjects to qualify

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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2011, 10:17:01 PM »
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Rad - thanks for the info.

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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2011, 11:47:34 PM »
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English [39+] Biology [41+] Viscom [45+] Media [40+] Business Management & Further Mathematics [35+]
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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2011, 11:52:39 PM »
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Special consideration for financial disadvantages - Are you kidding me?


You wasted time coming on here to post that - Are you kidding me?
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Re: Melbourne University - SEAS - Biomedicine.
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2011, 12:00:13 AM »
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Special consideration for financial disadvantages - Are you kidding me?


You wasted time coming on here to post that - Are you kidding me?

What I mean is
Inorder for him to send that message he would of had to sit in-front of a computer, a computer that has access to the internet. You do realise he is not disadvantaged in any way, I would only consider anything less than a computer unfavourable.
What they mean by financial disadvantage is: Kid abandoned by his parents, left with only cat food, has to fend for himself blah blah - yet some how is able to achieve an enter score of 92.

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ATAR aim: 92+ Bachelor of Architectural Design