Faculty of Health

Launceston Clinical School

The Launceston Clinical School (LCS) is co-located in the state-of-the-art, purpose-built Northern Area Health Service, Launceston General Hospital.

The focus of the LCS is on ensuring students have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential as future doctors equipped to contribute meaningfully in their own communities as well as nationally and internationally. The School receives an annual intake of approximately 100 medical students studying across years 4 and 5 of the MBBS.


The LCS invests heavily in the valuable community partnerships that underpin students' learning in evidenced-based science, patient-centred care, social responsibility and vocational professionalism.

  • Students are exposed to a wide range of acute care tertiary services, with clinical placements in specialist Surgery and Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry and Investigational Medicine.
  • In the acute care private sector, students are rotated through the Calvary campuses of St Luke's and St Vincent's Hospital, with placements in Palliative Care, Surgery, Medicine and Perinatal Medicine
  • In the community, students are placed in urban, regional and rural practices, ensuring a broad exposure to General Practice, including participation in the many innovative health care delivery strategies available in the chronic disease setting.


Students have access to a wide range of programs that craft and refine their knowledge, consultative skills and procedural competency.


For more information on the Launceston Clinical School and its programs, please contact us.

  • Phone: (03) 6777 8790
  • Fax: (03) 6348 8798