Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 6 years full-time
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|Apply through SATAC||www.satac.edu.au|
|2016 CSP ATAR||90|
|Deferment?||Yes - 2 year|
SATAC application dates Application - Apply via SATAC now! There are two distinct parts to the application process: 1. UMAT: all applicants must apply to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admissions Test (UMAT). 2. SATAC application to the MBBS program which must be lodged by 30 September 2016. Late applications to the MBBS program will not be considered.
Applicants who have listed Medicine (MBBS) among their preferences will be asked to enter their UMAT identification number during the online application process. Applications will not be considered complete without a valid UMAT identification number entered prior to the closing date.
Rural entry pathway applicants are required to sign and submit a statutory declaration as the only acceptable proof of rural background.
Important change: From 2016 onwards, domestic applicants MUST state their preferred Commonwealth Supported Place types at the time of application to SATAC. There are separate quotas for each place type and domestic applicants will need to apply under both SATAC codes should they wish to be considered for both place types.
All applicants are advised to read the Medicine and Surgery Admissions Guide before applying for the Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program. Failure to read this document will not be grounds for special consideration.
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
|Secondary School Qualifications||International ATAR||90|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||31|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||19|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC)||5|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||12|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||85|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||90%|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||3.5|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||9.0|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||3.33|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||83|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||412|
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements|
|Australian Year 12||SACE Stage 2: Biology or Chemistry or Mathematical Studies; OR IB: Biology (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or Chemistry (SL grade 4/HL grade 3) or Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3); OR equivalent (i.e. 1st year Human Biology as part of the Bachelor of Health Sciences program). All applicants must have successfully completed the prerequisite subjects or equivalent. Subject prerequisites are applicable to all MBBS entry pathways. International applicants applying with Australian year 12 results must also refer to the Additional Entry Requirements and Application information as detailed for international applicants in the Admission and Fee information section. To apply please go to the Domestic applicant 'How to Apply' section this page.|
|International Qualifications||One of Chemistry or Mathematics or Biology All applicants must have successfully completed the prerequisite subjects.|
|Assumed Knowledge||A necessary precursor for success in the MBBS degree is a high proficiency in the written and oral use of the English language.|
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|Annual tuition fees||
Commonwealth-supported place: $10,500
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $73,500|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
After successful completion of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree, graduates are required to register with the Medical Board of Australia through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
After registering with the Medical Board of Australia, graduates undertake a 12 month internship in an approved hospital before applying for general registration. Further information regarding internship allocations can be found on the SA Institute of Medical Education and Training website.
After successfully completing a 12 month internship in an approved hospital and obtaining general registration to practise, graduates can choose to specialise in a variety of areas. After acceptance into a postgraduate training program, graduates can undertake further vocational study or training.
Adelaide Medical School graduates are well regarded in the industry for their knowledge and experience, and are in demand for positions in public hospitals, private practice, public health, teaching, clinical research, aid organisations, the defence forces and more. The full, wide range of medical career paths and options become apparent as students progress through the degree.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
To be eligible to work in Australia, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery graduates are required to register with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on the completion of the degree. In order to register, all applicants must comply with the English language skills requirements as determined by AHPRA. For further details, visit ahpra.gov.au/Registration.aspx
New Zealand citizens applying to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery intending to practise in Australia after graduation must be aware of criteria for obtaining a Medicare Provider Number.
International applicants should note that successful completion of this degree may not qualify them to practise/register in their home country. Students will have to contact the relevant health registration bodies of their home country for further information.
Doctor / Medical Practitioner, Medical Research
A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
The Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery [MBBS] consists of three major streams reflecting the core elements of medical practice:
1. Scientific Basis of Medicine
2. Clinical Practice
3. Medical Professional and Personal Development
A major emphasis is placed on professionalism, communication and clinical reasoning, as well as the practise of evidence-based and preventative medicine. Small-group Case-Based Learning (CBL) is the dominant learning mode during the early years of the curriculum. Lectures in the medical disciplines such as pathology, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology are carefully staged throughout the clinical cases of the most commonly encountered and socially significant diseases.
In Year 1, students will also undertake two semesters of Fundamentals of Biomedical Science, a course specifically designed for medical students. The Clinical Skills and Medical Professional and Personal Development courses begin in week one and assist students to acquire the skills required for effective clinical practice. The clinical practice tutorials in Years 1 and 2 are led by senior clinicians in a state-of-the-art clinical skills facility.
In Year 3, clinical skills training is conducted primarily in the public teaching hospitals. Students will then bring this core learning to their clinical placements in Years 4–6. These placements will be held in a wide range of organisations, including public teaching hospitals and the broader medical and health community. There are some clinical placements that all students must take, but there are also opportunities for students to choose from a range of electives. Some students will be able to undertake Year 5 in a rural setting. Year 6 is focused on what students need to know for their internship. The major exam is conducted at the end of Year 5, and with the pressure of exams reduced, final year students can focus on their clinical practice and professional development.
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
|Year 1||MEDIC ST 1000A/B First Year Examination
MEDIC ST 1101A/B Scientific Basis of Medicine I
MEDIC ST 1102A/B Clinical Skills I
MEDIC ST 1103A/B Medical Professional & Personal Development I
BIOLOGY 1301 Fundamentals of Biomedical Science A
BIOLOGY 1302 Fundamentals of Biomedical Science B
|Year 2||MEDIC ST 2000A/B Second Year Examination
MEDIC ST 2101A/B Scientific Basis of Medicine II
MEDIC ST 2102AHO/BHO Clinical Skills II
MEDIC ST 2103A/B Medical Professional & Personal Development II
MICRO 2506 Medical Microbiology and Immunology II
|Year 3||MEDIC ST 3000A/B Third Year Examination
MEDIC ST 3101A/B Scientific Basis of Medicine III
MEDIC ST 3102A/B Clinical Skills III
MEDIC ST 3103A/B Medical Professional & Personal Development III
MEDIC ST 3104A/B Research and Clinical Reasoning
|Year 4||MEDIC ST 4000A/B Fourth Year Examination
MEDIC ST 4013AHO/BHO Medical & Scientific Attachment I
MEDIC ST 4014AHO/BHO Medical & Scientific Attachment II
MEDIC ST 4015AHO/BHO Medical Home Unit
MEDIC ST 4016AHO/BHO Surgical Home Unit
MEDIC ST 4017AHO/BHO Psychiatry
MEDIC ST 4018AHO/BHO Musculoskeletal Medicine
|Year 5||MEDIC ST 5000A/B Fifth Year Examination
MEDIC ST 5005AHO/BHO Medical & Scientific Attachment III
MEDIC ST 5006AHO/BHO Medical & Scientific Attachment IV
MEDIC ST 5007AHO/BHO Medical & Scientific Attachment V
MEDIC ST 5009AHO/BHO Geriatrics and General Practice
MEDIC ST 5014AHO/BHO Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine & Intensive Care V
MEDIC ST 5015AHO/BHO Paediatrics and Child Health
MEDIC ST 5016AHO/BHO Human Reproductive Health
|Year 6||MEDIC ST 6000 Final Sixth Year Assessment
MEDIC ST 6015AHO/BHO Medicine Internship and Year 6 Teaching Series VI
MEDIC ST 6016AHO/BHO Surgery Internship VI
MEDIC ST 6017AHO/BHO Emergency Department Internship VI
MEDIC ST 6018AHO/BHO Medicine SCAP VI
MEDIC ST 6019AHO/BHO Primary Care SCAP VI
MEDIC ST 6020AHO/BHO Psychiatry SCAP VI
MEDIC ST 6021AHO/BHO Surgery SCAP VI
MEDIC ST 6022AHO/BHO Core Skills Program VI
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"My name is Luke Vater and I am a 4th year medical student studying at the University of Adelaide. Studying the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery here has been an immensely enjoyable experience owing to an extremely supportive community of staff and students.
The incredible student culture here particularly between the medical students has been a key highlight during my time at the University of Adelaide."