Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Medicine is potentially one of the most exciting and challenging of all professions. The medical course 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.
The course also aims to impart knowledge, attitudes and skills that will enable graduates to practice ethical and scientifically-based health care with a high level of skill and social responsibility, and continue to develop their knowledge and skills throughout their career.
Graduate Career Opportunities
Upon completion of a MBBS degree graduates will have an extensive range of career options. Graduates may undertake work in private or public health, academia, research, aid organisations, the defence forces, or a combination of these areas. There are many specialties available to graduates including (but not restricted to):
Academic medicine, accident and emergency, anaesthesia, dermatology, general practice, geriatric medicine, intensive care, medical administration, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, paediatrics, oncology, cardiology, neurology, pathology, histopathology, microbiology, psychiatry, public health medicine, radiology, rehabilitation medicine, sexual health, sports medicine or surgery.
Australian graduates are required to complete an intern year in an Australian hospital as a prerequisite for full medical registration. Further information regarding registration.
The Honours year, is a standalone Honours programme at the conclusion of an MBBS. In addition to undertaking an Honours Project, students will be expected to spend the equivalent of one day a week in a clinical setting.
The Honours year is targeted to people who:
- Wish to pursue an add on Honours year at the completion of an MBBS.
- Have a passion and interest in research and the ambition to pursue a higher research degree.
- Wish to pursue academic medicine as a career option.
It is essential candidates demonstrate a high level of academic performance, as determined by the Graduate School of Medicine. This will include performance in written examinations and Research & Critical Analysis assessment tasks.
Honours students will only be taken where an approved supervisor and project is available. Before applying, students must canvas potential supervisors and identify suitable projects, applicants will only be approved by the course coordinator with the express agreement of the supervisor. Areas to consider include: Clinical Medicine, Community/Primary Care, Medical Science, Medical Education.
For international students: IELTS score – Minimum overall: 7 Reading: 6.5 Writing: 6.5 Speaking: 6.5 Listening: 6.5
When will it be on offer?
The Honours programme will run over 2 sessions:
- GSM Summer – Autumn. That is December – June
- Autumn – Spring. That is March – November
The Honours programme has been structured to match the timing of Australian and North American internship/ training programmes. Students who proceed with the December – June option will be able to commence Australian internships in midyear (noting that some but not all Local health Districts take midyear interns). Students pursuing training opportunities in North America will be able to commence at the beginning of that programme which is midyear.
Students electing to undertake the Honours programme in March – December, in line with current NSW Health Policy, will be eligible to commence NSW internships in the following year.
The MBBS (Hons) will meet the needs and interests of students wishing to obtain experience and qualifications in a modern research programme in fields of research including: Clinical Medicine, Community/Primary Care, Medical Science, Medical Education.
For further information, please contact Professor Peter McLennan
Master of Medical Science - Research (MMedSci-Res)
The Master of Medical Science - Research provides the opportunity for students to increase knowledge, skills and capacity to understand and undertake research in an area relevant to medicine, medical science or medical education.
Students who wish to undertake a PhD and have not completed a research honours year as part of their undergraduate degree or obtained an honours grade of Class II, Division 2 or below should seek to undertake a Master of Medical Science - Research. Students may apply for a course transfer to a PhD after demonstrating a suitable level of research aptitude in the Master of Medical Science - Research.
The Master of Medical Science - Research will meet the needs and interests of students wishing to obtain experience and qualifications in a modern research programme in fields of research including: medical science; clinical medicine; clinical behavioural science; public health; and medical education.
For further information, refer to Master of Medicial Science - Research - Course Handbook @ UOW.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The Doctor of Philosophy provides the opportunity to pursue in-depth research. Candidates are expected to develop a research thesis that leads to an original and significant contribution to a field of knowledge.
For further information, refer to Doctor of Philosophy - Course Handbook @ UOW.