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Acknowledgement of Country
As a reflection of this institution's recognition of the deep history and culture of this island, the University of Tasmania wishes to acknowledge the - Mouheneenner (pronounced Moo-he-ne-nah) People, the traditional owners and custodians of the land upon which this campus was built.
We acknowledge the contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal community, the palawa and pakana who have survived invasion and dispossession, and continue to maintain their identity, culture and Indigenous rights.
We also recognise the value of continuing Aboriginal knowledge and cultural practice, which informs our understandings of history, culture, science and environment; the University's role in research and education, and in supporting the development of the Tasmanian community.
Welcome to the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course at the School of Medicine. The School and its staff are committed to providing support for your learning and development throughout the five-year medical course. The course has been measured against the high standards required of all Australian medical schools and has been accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) until 2023.
There is an emphasis throughout this course on active, collaborative, self-directed and reflective learning, laying the foundations for life-long learning and developing key attributes of skilled, knowledgeable medical professionals in all facets of medical practice. The School of Medicine is proud of the course, its graduates and the contributions each student can make to the academic life of the School and the wider community.
This guide will help orient you to the MBBS course and includes information on the structure of the course and the key people who teach and administer the parts of the MBBS program. It also contains information about how to make the most of your experience studying with us, and ways to access services that will assist you with your studies. We look forward to engaging with you as your commence your journey towards becoming a medical practitioner.
Professor James Vickers
Dean of Medicine