Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery
The Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery is a six-year, full time undergraduate degree in medicine and surgery. It is the only full medical course in northern Australia.
|6 years full time only|
|Midyear start - No|
|CRICOS code is 043052K|
The Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery is a comprehensive degree program combining integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine.
Among the many new medical programs in Australia, JCU is the only one to have developed an entirely new curriculum, reflecting themes of rural and remote context, tropical medicine and the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
At JCU, you will benefit from small group teaching, modern facilities and a superior learning location.
Our campus medical precinct is situated opposite the Townsville Hospital, the largest teaching hospital in regional Australia. This facility makes clinical practice part of your studies from the start.
The JCU program has been described by the World Health Organisation as socially accountable medical education – a school accepting an obligation to direct education, research and service to priority health concerns of communities in the area it has a mandate to serve.
Graduates are work-ready with strong foundation sciences and extensive rural and remote clinical placements for all students.
The JCU Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery degree holds full Australian Medical Council accreditation, so you graduate with work-ready qualifications recognised anywhere in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Right for our region
Situated in the heart of northern Queensland, JCU offers a unique learning setting. Our curriculum responds to our tropical climate, rural surrounds and large Indigenous communities. You will graduate from JCU uniquely qualified to manage:
the distinctive needs of north Queensland’s tropical populations
distance and remote delivery of medicine and surgery
tropical diseases and ailments
medical experiences and facilities in Indigenous communities
medical and surgical treatment in rural hospital and community settings.
Students in years four, five and six are based in teaching sites at Townsville, Cairns, Mackay and Darwin. In years five and six, you will spend most of your learning time in hospitals and health services. More about Placements.
You will have the opportunity to take international electives (there are scholarships and bursaries available to travel overseas) and develop specialist knowledge in the areas of rural, remote tropical and Indigenous health during clinical placements throughout Australia.
There is a 2 step application process, including a written application form which needs to be received by 30 September 2012 for you to be considered for a place in 2012.
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