2018 Postgraduate Courses
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Doctor of Medicine | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Doctor of Medicine 



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4 years full-time

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health 

Intake Session(s):

GM Phase 1, Session 1

Delivery Mode:

On Campus

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:


Course Description

Medicine is potentially one of the most exciting and challenging of all professions. The Masters of Medicine (referred to as an Medical Doctor (MD) aims to produce knowledgeable, caring and competent graduates, well prepared to practice medicine under supervision as
interns, and subsequently to commence postgraduate vocational training in any area of medicine.

A combination of teaching approaches is used to deliver the curriculum including: clinical teaching in hospitals, clinics, and general practice surgeries; large and small group clinical presentations; seminars; tutorials; small group work; internet resources; and dissection.

In addition, the curriculum includes activities directed at the personal and professional development of Medicine students. 

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder. 

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Integrate knowledge of research and critical analysis principles cohesively within the practice of medicine.
2 Demonstrate coherent knowledge of the principles and concepts of medical science within the context of the medical profession
3 Effectively employ evidence based practice, use critical thinking, and perform as a collaborative, reflective practitioner and health advocate
4 Demonstrate clinical competency at the level expected of an intern.
5 Display and practice professional and personal behaviour expected of a medical practitioner.
6 Integrate knowledge of medical science, clinical medicine, research and critical analysis and professional and personal behaviour into the practice of medicine.
7 Demonstrate the knowledge skills and attitudes required of a medical intern.

Prospective domestic candidates will be expected to provide evidence of having lived in, or have had significant ties to areas 2 - 7 on the Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas (RRMA) classification scale in order to demonstrate a commitment to regional, rural and remote Australia.

Offers to the program are made for a specified year only and course commencement can only occur in Autumn Session. There is no possibility of deferring an offer; applicants who do not, or are unable to accept an offer, must re-apply if they wish to undertake the course in a subsequent year.

Course Structure

To qualify for award of the degree, the Doctor of Medicine, a candidate must successfully complete at least 192 credit points in accordance with the table below.

The program takes four years to complete and is divided up into 4 phases which each contain an integrated program of coursework and clinical experience.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
MEDI991Medicine 124GSM Ph1 S1, GSM Ph1 S3, GSM Ph1 S2
MEDI991Medicine 124GSM Ph1 S1, GSM Ph1 S3, GSM Ph1 S2
Year 2
MEDI991Medicine 124GSM Ph1 S1, GSM Ph1 S3, GSM Ph1 S2
MEDI992Medicine 224GSM Ph2 S2, GSM Ph2 S1
Year 3
MEDI992Medicine 224GSM Ph2 S2, GSM Ph2 S1
MEDI993Medicine 324Not available in 2018
Year 4
MEDI993Medicine 324Not available in 2018
MEDI994Medicine 424Not available in 2018

Each Phase must be completed satisfactorily before students may progress to the next Phase. Grades for each Phase will be declared at the end of the Phase.

The Doctor of Medicine is a prescribed course with specific course rules regarding course progression including minimum rate of progress. Students are advised to refer to the University Course Rules for further information.

Note: That the Doctor of Medicine works on extended Academic year, generally commencing in late January, early February and concluding early December.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

This course contains a total of 2760 hours over 115 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The UOW Medical program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) which means that graduates of the course are eligible for registration as a medical practitioner. After completion of the Doctor of Medicine degree, Australian graduates are required to
complete an intern year in an Australian hospital as a prerequisite to full medical registration. These internships may not be available to graduates who are not Australian citizens.

The UOW Doctor of Medicine is an internationally recognised medical degree and students may undertake postgraduate training in a number of countries outside of Australia including: Canada, USA, UK and New Zealand.

Other Information

For further information please email: md-enquiries@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 23 January, 2018