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Graduate from a distinctive medical program that will prepare you for an exciting career in medicine

The University of Tasmania medical program has been in existence for over 50 years and has an excellent record of producing highly capable graduates who excel in their chosen careers as medical practitioners. You will have the benefit of learning and mentorship from university academics and clinicians who are committed to your success.

The University of Tasmania medical program has modern teaching facilities across Tasmania, and the course is particularly distinctive due to being deeply embedded with health providers across the state. As a student, you will have substantial access to excellent clinical teaching in these settings, and you will build your clinical understanding and skills to prepare you for a successful career in medicine, with capacity to advance the quality of healthcare in your chosen field.

Course Options

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery

5 years
Hobart CRICOS 056049J

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Enhance your career with further post graduate studies. For information on our post graduate study options, please visit our further study page.

*Subject to international student visa conditions if applicable.
^Subject to availability.

Real mentoring and clinical experience through unparalleled access to our health system

Entry pathways for Tasmanian, Rural, and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants

State of the Art Facilities

Pathways

Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Entry Pathway

The College of Health and Medicine is committed to supporting those that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to achieve their education aspirations. For advice and further information about our Aboriginal Entry Application Pathway (AEAP), please visit AEAP Pathways or contact us at MBBSadmissions@utas.edu.au

Rural Entry Pathway

Do you live in a regional or remote area of Australia, such as any part of Tasmania? If so, you may be eligible to apply via the Rural Pathway which supports students from rural areas to study medicine. Just answer the questions about rurality when completing your application online. For advice and further information about our Rural Entry Pathway please visit Rural Entry Pathways or contact us at MBBSadmissions@utas.edu.au.

Course breakdown

In this course, you’ll learn the basic science of medicine and how it's applied in a clinical environment – along with the ethical and professional elements of practice.

From your very first year, you’ll be gaining first-hand experience through professional practice placements, while your course work combines case-based learning with a range of opportunities to expand your expertise.

Year 1-3

Students will undertake predominantly campus-based learning programs, including lectures, tutorials and practical classes. Patient contact will be introduced in the first year and be experienced in a variety of environments, exposing students to a range of health-care practices with an emphasis on community, particularly rural learning. This experience will produce graduates with the flexibility to adapt to a range of health-care environments in their future careers. Year 3 will provide the transitional year to clinical settings

Years 4-5

Students will be involved in a series of clinical rotations including some electives. Learning in conjunction with other health professionals will be encouraged, to assist graduates develop team skills and foster a multi-disciplinary approach of health-care. Students will also undertake the final two (2) years of the course in clinical placements at one of the three Clinical Schools:

  • Hobart Clinical School
  • Launceston Clinical School
  • Rural Clinical School

Students will be allocated to any of these three Clinical Schools and should expect to spend at least one (1) of the final two (2) years of the course at the Rural Clinical School or the Launceston Clinical School.

By the time you’ve finished your fifth and final year of study, you’ll possess the skills, knowledge and attitudes to begin supervised practice as an intern in Australia or New Zealand. Plus, you will have laid the foundations for a career that is always enlightening and endlessly rewarding.

The MBBS Curriculum

The MBBS curriculum has four Domains as an organising principle, under which the learning outcomes are grouped and assessed. They incorporate the University of Tasmania's generic graduate profile and the Australian Medical Council recommendations regarding knowledge, skills and attitudes of a medical graduate in Australia and New Zealand.

The four Domains are:

  • Science and Scholarship (the medical graduate as scientist and scholar)
  • Clinical Practice (the medical graduate as practitioner)
  • Health and Society (the medical graduate as a health advocate) and
  • Professionalism and Leadership (the medical graduate as a professional and leader).

The curriculum uses a learner-centred approach. Specifically, it seeks to help students realign their thinking in response to encounters with new information or situations. Teaching and learning strategies have been designed to challenge students to explore their current concepts and develop new thinking.

Another important principle is that of 'situated' learning which encourages engagement and enhances recall. There will be a focus on regular (weekly) Case Based Learning (CBL) activities to aid integration and highlight important concepts.

Career outcomes

Benjamin Dodds, Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

"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."

Medicine continues to grow and develop, with graduates not only required to be at the forefront of contemporary practice, but also to lead in developing and delivering healthcare solutions for the individual and for the community. Our nationally-leading course provides you with the opportunity to develop the skills to become an excellent practitioner and clinical leader to meet the health challenges of the future.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Applications for the MBBS must be received by 11:59 pm AEST on Wednesday 30 September 2020. No late applications will be considered.
Detailed information about the course entry requirements are available on our website and by contacting MBBSadmissions@utas.edu.au.
If you’re not eligible to apply for your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best available options.

Further information

If you require further information about this course please contact us at: MBBSadmissions@utas.edu.au.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.