Medical student at our Launceston Clinical School.

Why study medicine?

With a top ranking by subject in Medicine (in the 2018 QS World Rankings by subject), you can be sure that you are learning from academics at the forefront of science and clinical practice with a commitment to quality teaching and research.

We are committed to providing you with contemporary medical and health science skills which are crucial to transforming healthcare, research and workforce needs.

Our Medicine and Medical Research courses give you access to world-class researchers, innovative teaching and community programs, and key work-focused training with other disciplines such as Pharmacy, Nursing and Exercise Science.

Our courses are taught in a hands-on environment to help you integrate new information and realign your thinking to respond to new situations, while growing your skill base.

Professional Experience Placement allows you to put theory into practice in a real healthcare setting, sometimes from your very first year. You’ll get to undergo training working with dedicated health professionals and experienced industry partners. Depending on the course you are enrolled in and the learning requirements, you could find yourself based in a hospital, a community health service, a pharmacy or working alongside paramedics.

  • We produce the most job-ready graduates in the country.
  • Work closely with leading researchers
  • Gain skills crucial to transforming healthcare research and workforce needs.

We’re doing anatomical body painting. It’s a very hands on way to learn anatomy… we’re getting students to paint both the skeletal anatomy and the muscular anatomy. By painting the different parts they can actually seem them move and they can interact with those components and see it in real life.

Dr Jamie Chapman
Lecturer in the School of Medicine – College of Health and Medicine

Course list

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Careers in medicine

The demanding, exciting and important field of medicine requires its practitioners to have a strong aptitude for science, the ability to make clear and precise observations, be able to work accurately under pressure, and be able to identify and analyse problems and develop practical solutions. Communication skills will also be an essential skill for working with patients, or within teams of healthcare specialists or researchers.

Medicine is a professional health career. Upon successful completion of your Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to provisionally register in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). This will be the beginning of lifelong learning, with further training required to receive full registration, and to move into an area of specialization (if you desire).

The field of medical research is also an area that you could study and work in. Medical researchers work alongside other scientists, conducting tests and experiments and carrying out research projects to benefit communities.

Career opportunities

  • Anaesthetist
  • Dermatologist
  • Diagnostic radiologist
  • Emergency doctor
  • General/family practitioner
  • Geriatrician
  • Haematologist
  • Hospital, clinical or pathology laboratory scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Medical imaging technologist
  • Medical researcher
  • Neurologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Nuclear medicine scientist
  • Obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • Oncologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Public health specialist
  • Radiation therapist
  • Surgeon
  • Urologist