Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M3N)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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

Entry Requirements

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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1
This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions. 

A new course, the Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine (BMedScMD) will be introduced in Semester 1 (February) 2023. This new course will replace the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). Visit the Course Page

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.

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  • 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 compliance documentation.

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

    Professional Experience Placement (PEP) is Work Integrated Learning (PDF 320.5KB), 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.

    After internship, graduates can 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.

    Course structure

    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 describes the normal structure and function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, selected pathological processes including neoplasia, common musculoskeletal and rheumatological diseases, antimicrobial and antiviral therapies, and laboratory diagnosis of infectious disease. Clinical cases focus on…

    Credit Points: 50

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

    CAM201 has a focus on the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the basic medical sciences are taught in parallel with clinically focussed material which includes issues relating to population health, health systems and ethics and professionalism. The second year will…

    Credit Points: 50

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    CAM202 builds on preceding units by introducing the student to the gastrointestinal, renal, and reproductive systems. Students will explore clinical conditions associated with these systems and develop an understanding of the relevant basic medical sciences in the context of common…

    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)
    LauncestonSemester 1 (MBBS Years 3-5 only)
    Cradle CoastSemester 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)
    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

    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 graduate outcomes.This unit is integrated with the programme in the…

    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

    M3N Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Admissions Requirements Applicants must be at least 17 years of age at the date the course commences. Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years) • This course uses ATAR and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process. • This course uses clinical aptitude test scores as part of the admission process. • Applicants must not have previously commenced tertiary study Applicants with previous higher education study • This course uses completed tertiary study as part of the admission process. Arrangements exist for BMedRes students who entered their course prior to 2020 to enter the MBBS via competitive entry with partially completed tertiary study. • This course uses clinical aptitude test scores as part of the admission process. • Overseas medical degrees cannot be used for admission to this course. • Students previously excluded from medical degrees other than at UTAS are not eligible for admission. Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study Not eligible. Applications on the basis of work or life experience This course does not accept applications based on work or life experience. An Aboriginal Entry Application Pathway exists to facilitate access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to enter the medical program. Prerequisites • CHM415115 (or equivalent) Chemistry (staleness of 5 years); o Chemistry must have been completed within the last 5 years and equivalence can be one of the following:  Successful completion of UTAS Chemistry Foundation Unit (KRA001),  Successful completion of Unilearn Chemistry unit, or a  Passing grade for Level 100 or higher (i.e. first year university unit) at any Australian or New Zealand University.  Other chemistry units will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, as approved by the Course Coordinator • Domestic students only: o ENC315117 (or equivalent) English; OR o ENL315114 (or equivalent) English Literature; OR o ENW315114 (or equivalent) English Writing  English equivalence may be met by one of the following: • Passing grade for one of the following UTAS units: o ESH100 Thinking and Writing at University, o HEN101 English 1A, o HEN102 English 1B, or o HEN107 Writing Short Fiction. • An AQF Level 7 (Bachelor level) qualification that has been completed in English and in any country where English is an official language fulfils the English language requirements. Not accepted o EAL315115 Year 12 EAL/D (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) or equivalent does NOT meet the pre-requisite. o GAMSAT (Graduate Australian Medical School Admission Test) result is not accepted. o ISAT (International Student Admission Test) is not accepted for domestic applicants. o Applicants who have completed a Medicine degree overseas are NOT ELIGIBLE for entry. o Applicants who have been previously excluded in a medical degree elsewhere are NOT ELIGIBLE for entry

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $401,917 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $74,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    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 International Scholarships.

    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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