Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston, Teaching Hospitals, Ipswich, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

1. Direct (Graduate) Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree and GAMSAT (or MCAT for international students).
2. Provisional Entry School Leavers: OP1 or equiv, Year 12 or equiv English and UMAT (or ISAT for International students). International - min. of 50 in each section of UMAT or min. of 60 in each section of ISAT. Offer conditional on admission to a bachelor program at UQ in the year after completion of grade 12 and completing first degree in the min. time with a GPA of 5.

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 10085

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions (GEMSAS).

Closing Date

Please refer to the GEMSAS website www.gemsas.edu.au for application dates.

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

Admissions Officer, The University of Queensland

Email: AdmissionsEnquiries@admin.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 2203

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2014

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Location

Herston, Teaching Hospitals, Ipswich, St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

1. Direct (Graduate) Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree and GAMSAT (or MCAT for international students).
2. Provisional Entry School Leavers: OP1 or equiv, Year 12 or equiv English and UMAT (or ISAT for International students). International - min. of 50 in each section of UMAT or min. of 60 in each section of ISAT. Offer conditional on admission to a bachelor program at UQ in the year after completion of grade 12 and completing first degree in the min. time with a GPA of 5. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 001955G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 57760

UQ-Ochsner program indicative first year fee: US$ 56480

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

Applications to UQ International to open from April each year and waitlisted once full. For a full list of educational representatives: www.uq.edu.au/international

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery?

The University of Queensland is investigating structural changes to the medical program. It is anticipated that these changes will come into effect from 2015. This graduate entry program produces highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future challenges in a wide variety of careers. The curriculum has been designed with an emphasis on problem-based learning and group work. Students work cooperatively on a series of patient-centred problems, each designed to highlight principles and issues in health and disease. Early patient contact and clinical training develop high levels of clinical skills and medical knowledge. The program's key features include: the simultaneous learning of basic, clinical, biological and social sciences; the improved teaching of communication skills; learning approaches that encourage lifelong learning skills; ethics and professional development; and the incorporation of information technology and computing skills to ensure that graduates are able to utilise technological advances to improve their learning skills and knowledge acquisition. A new partnership between UQ and the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans has developed the UQ-Ochsner MBBS program for approximately 80 USA citizens and USA permanent residents each year.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

Placement courses

All MBBS students are required to have a Blue Card (The Working with Children Check) issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian by first day of classes. Students must also have a current Senior First Aid Certificate and provide evidence of immunisation. Further information can be obtained from the School of Medicine website: http://www.som.uq.edu.au.

Students in years three and four of the program undertake clinical rotations within the School's clinical schools (including Rural clinical school). Students are liable for additional costs associated with attending clinical placements.

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 3 and 4, with entry based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

1. Direct (Graduate) Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree and GAMSAT (or MCAT for international students).
2. Provisional Entry School Leavers: OP1 or equiv, Year 12 or equiv English and UMAT (or ISAT for International students). International - min. of 50 in each section of UMAT or min. of 60 in each section of ISAT. Offer conditional on admission to a bachelor program at UQ in the year after completion of grade 12 and completing first degree in the min. time with a GPA of 5.

Additional application information

MBBS (Direct Entry for Graduates): Applications must be lodged through the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions System GEMSASThe key degree must be completed within the past ten years otherwise the applicant must complete a Graduate Certificate level qualification.
MBBS (Provisional Entry for School Leavers): Click here for application procedures for Australian students.
Domestic students may apply via QTAC while in their final year of secondary school. Students who receive a provisional offer are required to enrol in any bachelor degree program available at The University of Queensland prior to commencing the graduate entry MBBS program.
Students may also opt to complete a clinical rotation overseas.
Campus allocation: Before commencing the medical program, you will be asked to nominate a preferred campus, either Ipswich or St Lucia, for your medical studies. If the University needs to allocate students to a campus, allocation will be on the basis of random selection.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Graduate Entry Medical School Admissions (GEMSAS).

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the GEMSAS website www.gemsas.edu.au for application dates.

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

1. Direct (Graduate) Entry: GPA of 5 in a key degree and GAMSAT (or MCAT for international students).
2. Provisional Entry School Leavers: OP1 or equiv, Year 12 or equiv English and UMAT (or ISAT for International students). International - min. of 50 in each section of UMAT or min. of 60 in each section of ISAT. Offer conditional on admission to a bachelor program at UQ in the year after completion of grade 12 and completing first degree in the min. time with a GPA of 5. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

MBBS Graduate Entry: International students can apply via UQ International, or through an Educational Representative.
MBBS (Provisional Entry for School Leavers):International applicants completing Year 12 in Australia can apply through QTAC. All other applicants must apply via UQ International, or through an Educational Representative.

Only complete applications meeting the minimum entry requirements will be considered for offer. A partnership between UQ and the Ochsner Health System in New Orleans established the UQ-Ochsner MBBS program for approximately 120 USA citizens and USA permanent residents each year. Additional information is located on The School of Medicine website.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 001955G

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

Applications to UQ International to open from April each year and waitlisted once full. For a full list of educational representatives: www.uq.edu.au/international

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2014:

Indicative annual fee 2014: AUD$ 10085

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 57760

UQ-Ochsner program indicative first year fee: US$ 56480

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)

Fee rules

View the 2014 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Careers

Medical practitioners may work in private practice; public health; academia/teaching; research; aid organisations; the defence forces; and/or a combination of these areas. Some of the specialties/fields available to graduates are:

  • Academic medicine
  • Accident and emergency
  • Anaesthesia
  • Dermatology
  • General practice
  • Intensive care
  • Medical administration
  • Medicine (general medicine, cardiology etc)
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Occupational medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pathology/histopathology/microbiology (haematology)
  • Psychiatry
  • Public health medicine
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitation medicine
  • Sexual health
  • Sports medicine
  • Surgery (general surgery, neurosurgery etc)

To find out more about where a career in Medicine can take you, visit the www.uq.edu.au/health/careers

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Medical Board of Queensland

Accreditation body

  • Medical Board Of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

To complete the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the MBBS List. Refer to MBBS rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery