2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery | 2018

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Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery



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4 years full-time

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Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health

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Medicine is potentially one of the most exciting and challenging of all professions. The Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) aims to produce knowledgeable, caring and competent graduates, well prepared to practise 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 competence 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.

Course Structure

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery requires the successful completion of 192 credit points of subjects 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
MEDI601Medicine 124Not available in 2018
MEDI601Medicine 124Not available in 2018
Year 2
MEDI601Medicine 124Not available in 2018
MEDI602Medicine 224GSM Ph2 S2, GSM Ph2 S1
Year 3
MEDI602Medicine 224GSM Ph2 S2, GSM Ph2 S1
MEDI603Medicine 324GSM Ph3 S2, GSM Ph3 S1
Year 4
MEDI603Medicine 324GSM Ph3 S2, GSM Ph3 S1
MEDI604Medicine 424GSM Ph4 S1

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.

Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery 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 MBBS program works on extended Academic year, generally commencing in late January, early February and concluding early December.


An Honours degree program is available for eligible students. More information can be found here.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Graduate School of Medicine 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 MBBS 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 MBBS 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: smah-students@uow.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4221 5925

Last reviewed: 8 February, 2019