This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program:

Duration

6 Years full-time

Commencing 2012

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

96

Faculty

Health Sciences

Location

St Lucia, Teaching Hospitals

Delivery mode

Internal

Course lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science:

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

OP 1 (or equivalent) and UMAT test, plus the Science subject pre-requisites: English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2012:

Indicative annual fee 2012: AUD$ 4651

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%.

Enquiries for Australian students

Admissions Officer, School of Medicine

Email: admissions@som.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 5343

Duration

6 Years full-time

Commencing 2012

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

96

Faculty

Health Sciences

Location

St Lucia, Teaching Hospitals

Delivery mode

Internal

Course lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science:

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

OP 1 (or equivalent) and UMAT test, plus the Science subject pre-requisites: English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 058268D

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$ 28350

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

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

UQ International

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 Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science?

UQ is investigating structural changes to the University┬┐s medical program, including the three dual MBBS programs. It is anticipated that these changes will come into effect in 2015. The BSc/MBBS is available to Year 12 applicants only. Domestic students apply via QTAC as part of the Year 12 MBBS Provisional Entry Sub Quota. International students apply to UQ International and QTAC. Students may only study BSc majors in: biomedical science, mathematics, psychology. This program produces highly skilled doctors capable of meeting future challenges in a wide variety of careers. The program emphasises 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. Key features include: simultaneous learning of basic, clinical, biological and social sciences; improved teaching of communication skills; learning approaches that encourage lifelong learning skills; ethics and professional development; and the incorporation of information technology skills to ensure graduates are able to utilise technological advances to improve their skills and knowledge acquisition

What you can study

Course Lists

Courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science:

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

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 in Year 1 of the MBBS program. 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 MBBS program component 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 5 and 6, 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

OP 1 (or equivalent) and UMAT test, plus the Science subject pre-requisites: English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

Students may also opt to complete a clinical rotation overseas.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

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

OP 1 (or equivalent) and UMAT test, plus the Science subject pre-requisites: English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Additional application requirements

The MBBS program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum. IELTS overall 7; with 7 in reading, writing, listening and speaking is required.

International students completing year 12 in Australia

International students may apply for the Year 12 MBBS Provisional Sub Quota entry to the BSc/MBBS program via QTAC while in their final year of secondary school.
Entry Requirements: OP 1 (or equivalent) and UMAT or ISAT test, plus the Science subject pre-requisites: English, Mathematics B, plus one of Chemistry or Physics. Please view the School of Medicine website for further information.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 058268D

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

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

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

Academic advising

Domestic students may apply for the Year 12 MBBS Provisional Sub Quota entry to the BSc/MBBS program via QTAC while in their final year of secondary school.
Please view the School of Medicine website for further information.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2012:

Indicative annual fee 2012: AUD$ 4651

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$ 28350

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%.

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 2012 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science

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)

Professional memberships

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

  • Medical Board of Queensland

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 Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science

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 #96 from the BSc and MBBS Lists, comprising -

(a) #32 from the BSc List during years 1 and 2 of the dual degree; including
i. at least #6 from Part A; and
ii. at least #14 from Part B including #12 of level 3 or higher (i.e. late year courses); and

(b) #64 for the MBBS List.

Students must have completed the #32 of the BSc component within the first two years and achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 4.00 prior to commencing the MBBS component of the dual degree. Students who do not maintain a GPA of at least 4.00 and still wish to gain entry into the MBBS will be required to complete the standard three year BSc (48 units) and then apply for entry into the MBBS as a graduate applicant.

Domestic students who wish to transfer to the three-year BSc during the first two years of the dual degree and who maintain a GPA of at least 4.00 over the three-year BSc will retain their provisional direct entry quota place into the MBBS.

Not all majors currently offered in the BSc will be available in this dual program. The available majors are: biomedical science or mathematics or psychology.

Refer to the BSc/MBBS rules for further information.

Program Rules for the Bachelors of Medicine, Surgery and Science