Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy



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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Honours (MBBS (Hons))

Course code: M3B, M4B (Hons)
This on-campus, full-time course is offered at Hobart and takes a minimum of 6 years. After successful completion of the first 3 years of the course, students will be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Medical Science (BMedSc).

Admission requirements & prerequisites
Applicants need to meet the minimum University entrance requirements, and must have obtained at least a Satisfactory Achievement award in Mathematics (MT841), Physics (PH866), Chemistry (CH856) and Biology (BY826) in the TCE or its equivalent.

For school leavers, only results obtained in the first two years of post-Year 10 TCE (or equivalent) study will be taken into account in the selection process. In the event of tied scores the Admissions Committee reserves the right to apply additional criteria.

All applicants will be required to undertake an aptitude test to be held in Hobart.

Alternative entry applicants will be selected on the basis of their academic record, results of the aptitude test and interview.

Course objectives
The course is designed to provide an appropriate foundation, giving the graduate sound clinical skills, a solid basic knowledge of Medicine and Medical Sciences, good communication skills and the capacity to build on all of these in the intern year and subsequently in specialist training. The graduate will have the knowledge and skills to pursue the many career paths available in Medicine.

Course structure
The course is divided into two sections. The first section (2.3 years) is spent on the Sandy Bay campus studying a prescribed range of pre-clinical subjects.

The second (3.7 years) is spent at the Clinical School adjacent to the Royal Hobart Hospital in the city, and at a number of teaching hospitals around the State, studying a prescribed range of clinical disciplines as well as the applied aspects of anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and pharmacology.

Students must enrol in, and pass all the year's units before being eligible to proceed to the next year of the course. If they fail any units prescribed for a particular year they will, if eligible, have to repeat all units of that year.

Articulation with other courses
The course does not articulate with any other courses.




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