Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M3N)

Overview  2019

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Summer school

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Summer school
Applications for the MBBS must be received by 5:00pm on Friday 28th September, 2018. No late applications will be considered.

This on-campus full time course takes a minimum of five (5) years to complete. Years 1-3 of the course are based in Hobart at the Medical Science Precinct, with short placements in rural communities around the State.

In Years 4 and 5, students have the opportunity to complete their degree at the Hobart Clinical School, the Launceston Clinical School or the Rural Clinical School in Burnie. Years 4 and 5 will involve a series of clinical rotations, including some electives.

The five (5) year MBBS will provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to undertake supervised practice as interns in Australia or New Zealand and an appropriate foundation for lifelong learning and further training in any branch of medicine. The scientific basis of medicine and its clinical application will be taught in an integrated manner which will provide not only clinical relevance, across the five (5) years, but also highlight the ethical and professional aspects of medical practice.

All students enrolling in Faculty of Health programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation.

Please see the Safety in Practice information on this page for further details.

Professional Experience Placement (PEP) is Work Integrated Learning, which enables students to implement new knowledge, skills and attitudes in the workplace environment. The aim of PEP is to immerse students in the professional healthcare culture and to gain a better understanding of the diverse roles of the registered professionals within the health care system in Australia.

Career outcomes

"The facilities available to medical students at the University of Tasmania are world-class, and the doctors that lecture and tutor us are genuinely interested in helping students learn."

Benjamin Dodds, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

Once you've completed the Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, you'll be eligible for provisional registration to work in approved hospitals whilst undertaking training as an intern for one year.

On successful completion of your internship you can gain full registration to work in Australia and New Zealand and can choose, if you wish, to study in an area of specialisation, whilst continuing to work.

Graduates can then choose to specialise in one of a number of fields such as general practice, anaesthesia, dermatology, obstetrics and gynaecology, geriatric medicine, paediatrics, pathology, psychiatry, radiology or surgery.

Graduates may also become medical administrators in hospitals or government departments, or medical academics involved with teaching and medical research.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

In this course you will learn the basic science of medicine and how it's applied in a clinical environment - along with the ethical and professional elements of practice.

From your very first year you will be gaining first-hand experience through professional practice placements, while your course work brings together case-based learning with a range of opportunities to expand your expertise - from anatomy dissection to acquiring clinical skills.

Year 1-3

Students will undertake predominantly campus-based learning programs, including lectures, tutorials and practical classes. Patient contact will be introduced in the first year and be experienced in a variety of environments, exposing students to a range of health-care practices with an emphasis on community, particularly rural learning. This experience will produce graduates with the flexibility to adapt to a range of health-care environments in their future careers. Year 3 will provide the transitional year to clinical settings

Years 4-5

Students will be involved in a series of clinical rotations including some electives. Learning in conjunction with other health professionals will be encouraged, to assist graduates develop team skills and foster a multi-disciplinary approach of health-care. Students will also undertake the final two (2) years of the course in clinical placements at one of the three Clinical Schools:

  • Hobart Clinical School
  • Launceston Clinical School
  • Rural Clinical School

Students will be allocated to any of these three Clinical Schools and should expect to spend at least one (1) of the final two (2) years of the course at the Rural Clinical School or the Launceston Clinical School

By the time you have finished your fifth and final year of study, you will possess the skills, knowledge and attitudes to begin supervised practice as an intern in Australia or New Zealand and you will have laid the foundations for a career that is always enlightening and endlessly rewarding.

The MBBS Curriculum

The MBBS curriculum has four (4) Domains as an organising principle under which the learning outcomes are grouped and assessed. They incorporate the University of Tasmania's generic graduate profile and the Australian Medical Council recommendations regarding knowledge, skills and attitudes of a medical graduate in Australia and New Zealand.

The four Domains are:

  • Science and Scholarship (the medical graduate as scientist and scholar)
  • Clinical Practice (the medical graduate as practitioner)
  • Health and Society (the medical graduate as a health advocate) and
  • Professionalism and Leadership (the medical graduate as a professional and leader).

The curriculum uses a learner-centred approach; specifically, it seeks to help students realign their thinking in response to encounters with new information or situations. Teaching and learning strategies have been designed to challenge students to explore their current concepts and develop new thinking.

Another important principle is that of 'situated' learning which encourages engagement and enhances recall. There will be a focus on regular (weekly) Case Based Learning (CBL) activities to aid integration and highlight important concepts.

Schedule

This foundations unit will give students a framework on which to base their undergraduate medical studies. This includes the structural and functional organisation of the human body, beginning with the study of biomolecules and cells, the classification and types of…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This second foundations unit introduces the normal structure and function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, basic pathological processes including inflammation and neoplasia, and antimicrobial therapies and laboratory diagnosis of infectious disease. Clinical cases focus on the bones, joints, muscles,…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit sees students moving into a more clinically focussed environment, through the study of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. As in first year, the weeks are organised around cases, with accompanying material delivered by lectures, tutorials, practicals and on-line…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on preceding units by introducing the student to the gastrointestinal, renal and reproductive systems. Students will explore clinical conditions associated with the gastrointestinal, renal and reproductive systems and develop an understanding of the relevant basic medical sciences…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

CAM304 rounds out the fundamentals of systems-based clinical science, covering neuroscience, endocrinology and pathology. Concurrently, students undertake clinical rotations in hospital and community settings, integrating their scientific knowledge with clinical practice, developing their skills in history taking, examination and basic…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

CAM305 strengthens the foundations for clinical practice as students develop and apply their clinico-pathological knowledge and history taking and examination skills in the clinical setting. Concurrently, students undertake further clinical rotations in both hospital and community settings, with an emphasis…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an integrated Clinical Placement year. Students are placed in a range of clinical attachments. Student learning outcomes are organised to deliver the Australian Medical Council, AMC, medical student outcomes. This unit is integrated with the programme in…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
LauncestonSemester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
Cradle CoastSemester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an integrated Clinical Placement year. Students are placed in a range of clinical attachments. Student learning outcomes are organised to deliver the Australian Medical Council, AMC, medical student outcomes. This unit is integrated with the programme in…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
LauncestonSemester 2 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
Cradle CoastSemester 2 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an integrated Clinical Placement year. Students are placed in a range of clinical attachments. Student learning outcomes are organised to deliver the Australian Medical Council, AMC, medical student outcomes. This unit is integrated with the programme in…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
LauncestonSemester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
Cradle CoastSemester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is an integrated Clinical Placement year. Students are placed in a range of clinical attachments. Student learning outcomes are organised to deliver the Australian Medical Council, AMC, medical student outcomes. This unit is integrated with the programme in…

Credit Points: 50

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
LauncestonSemester 2 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
Cradle CoastSemester 2 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Applications for the MBBS must be received by 5:00pm on Friday 28th September, 2018. No late applications will be considered.

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery in 2019 you'll need to meet the following requirements:

Entry Requirements – DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

If you've just finished school

A minimum ATAR score of 95 or higher, and have completed the following pre-requisite units:

  • Year 12 English Communications (ENC315114 or equivalent); or
  • Year 12 English Literature (ENL315114 or equivalent); or
  • Year 12 English Writing (ENW315114 or equivalent); and
  • Year 12 Chemistry (CHM415115 or equivalent).

Applicants with an ATAR of 95 or more and Satisfactory Achievements in the subject prerequisites will be ranked taking into account overall UMAT performance and ATAR score. Year 12 school leaver applicants must not have previously commenced tertiary study. An ATAR score loses its currency after 5 years.

Applicants approved for an offer MUST be at least 17 years of age at course commencement.

If you're a student who has commenced or completed tertiary level study

The University of Tasmania predominantly admits year 12 school leavers to its MBBS degree.

To be eligible to apply as a tertiary applicant in 2018 (for 2019 commencement) please note that the sole tertiary entry point for MBBS will be the University of Tasmania Bachelor of Medical Research (53E or M3M). The Bachelor of Medical Research entry point to the MBBS is through the following entry schemes.

Competitive Entry Scheme - Domestic

Bachelor of Medical Research Competitive Entry Scheme allows students studying BMedRes to apply for the MBBS each year if they have:

The pre-requisite entry requirements

  • A competitive UMAT score in the year of application; AND
  • Distinction average (70%) in Year 1 or 2; OR
  • Credit average (65%) by the end of Year 3

Applicants need to complete a full time load (4 units per semester) with no Leaves of Absence (or deferral), no failures and no recognition of prior learning. This is a competitive scheme and entry into MBBS is not guaranteed. The important thing to remember is, if you are interested in this option put the Bachelor of Medical Research (53E) as your second preference when applying for MBBS.

Guaranteed Entry Scheme - Domestic

The 'Guaranteed Entry Scheme' will offer up to 20 school leavers the opportunity to study the Bachelor of Medical Research. This option is something that you cannot apply for. Bachelor of Medical Research Guaranteed Entry Scheme students are selected by the School of Medicine from the applicant group who apply for but are unsuccessful for MBBS. Applicants must have successfully achieved:

  • an ATAR of 90 or higher, all pre-requisite entry requirements
  • a competitive UMAT score, and
  • Successfully completed in 3 year’s full time with a credit average (65%)

Applicants need to complete a full time load (4 units per semester) with no Leaves of Absence (or deferral), no failures and no recognition of prior learning. Students on the BMedRes Guaranteed Entry Scheme who fulfil the requirements will be given guaranteed entry into the MBBS the year after completion of the BMedRes. Selection for this scheme is competitive with applicants ranked on performance. Offers are made by the School of Medicine. Applicants cannot apply for the Guaranteed Entry Scheme. If you are successful for the Guaranteed Entry Scheme, you will be notified in late January or early February of the year that you applied into the MBBS.

"The medical research program provides a wide breadth of study opportunities. The insights I've gained moving to Tasmania and completing a degree prior to my medical degree have proved an exceptional asset."

If you're from a rural area

If you identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

What is UMAT?

All domestic applicants will be required to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT). UMAT is used specifically to assist in the selection of students into medicine and health science degree programs.

It is an aptitude test consisting of three books that assess logical reasoning and problem solving, understanding people and non-verbal reasoning.

When assessing your application into the MBBS we use your UMAT result to help us determine your eligibility and ranking into the course.

Important things to remember about UMAT

  • The UMAT test takes place in July of the year before you want to apply to attend University.
  • Your UMAT score only lasts for 12 months and therefore can only be used for university admission in the year following the test (i.e. 2018 test for entry in 2019). This means, if you don't get accepted into MBBS and decide to try again the following year, you will need to re-sit the UMAT or equivalent test.
  • If you are an international student applying into the course, you will need to sit the ISAT test. This test is similar to the UMAT test, but has been created specifically for international students. For more information on ISAT please visit www.isat.acer.edu.au

For more information on UMAT and to register for the test, visit: www.umat.acer.edu.au

Entry Requirements – INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

MBBS entry requirements for international applicants can be found here. Please note the prerequisite subjects as well as the minimum entry and English language requirements. You are required to have an ISAT score to be considered for entry. Note also that there are four Offer Rounds with strict closing dates.

Competitive Entry Scheme - International

The School of Medicine will offer places to International students in the Bachelor of Medical Research (BMedRes) with subsequent competitive entry into the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), provided certain criteria are met.

Applicants would be required to undertake the 3 years of BMedRes, and the 5 years of MBBS.

To be eligible for a place in the Competitive Entry Scheme applicants must:

  • meet the requirements for admission to the Bachelor of Medical Research.

Applicants need to complete a full time load (4 units per semester) with no Leaves of Absence (or deferral), no failures and no recognition of prior learning and attain a mid-level credit (65%) over the entire course. Applicants will be considered for entry into MBBS based on their academic scores over the three years of the BMedRes and their ISAT score.  Up to 5 of the top ranking students may be offered a place within MBBS the year following completion of their BMedRes degree. The important thing to remember is, if you are interested in this option put the Bachelor of Medical Research (53E) as your second preference when applying for MBBS.

ISAT will be required to be undertaken in the third and final year of BMedRes studies

  • To be considered for competitive entry into MBBS, students must have a competitive ISAT score, equivalent to the requirements for entry into MBBS in that year in the relevant admission category.

Entry into the MBBS would also be subject to the usual requirements that relate to Safety in Practice Agreement.  Details of the Safety in Practice Agreement as it relates to Professional Experience Placements can be found at http://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement

Guaranteed Entry Scheme - International

The School of Medicine will offer up to 5 places in the Bachelor of Medical Research (BMedRes) for International students with subsequent guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), provided certain criteria are met. These places will be offered to year 12 school leaver category applicants who have applied for, but not secured a place in the Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery.

To be eligible for a place in the Guaranteed Entry Scheme applicants must:

  • have applied for a place in the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • have an ATAR of 90 or above (or equivalent)
  • have undertaken the ISAT and have achieved a competitive ISAT score, equivalent to the requirements for entry into MBBS in that year
  • have the pre-requisite subjects for admission to the Bachelor of Medical Research

Selection for this scheme is competitive with applicants ranked on performance.  Offers are made by the school.

Applicants who are offered places in the Guaranteed Entry Scheme, complete a full time load (4 units per semester) with no Leaves of Absence (or deferral), no failures and no recognition of prior learning and attain a mid-level credit (65%) over the entire course, will be guaranteed entry into the first year of the MBBS the year after completion of the BMedRes. Entry into the MBBS would also be subject to the usual requirements that relate to Safety in Practice Agreement.  Details of the Safety in Practice Agreement as it relates to Professional Experience Placements can be found at http://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement

Internship positions

Please note that International Students are not guaranteed an intern position in Australia following completion of the course.  The intern year is necessary for full registration with the Medical Board of Australia.

Safety in Practice Compliance

All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements documentation.

Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements to see what's required.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website.

International Students

There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the International Scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

  • Text books and stationery
  • Accommodation
  • Student Services and Amenities Fee

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