2017 Postgraduate Courses

Doctor of Medicine | 2017

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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):

GSM Phase 1, Session 1

Delivery Mode:

On Campus

Delivery Campus / UAC Code:


Additional Information:

Course Finder

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

Academic requirements and English requirements information is available from the Course Finder. 

Course Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of the course student will be able to:

  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

The Doctor of Medicine 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
MEDI991Medicine 124GSM Ph1 S1
MEDI991Medicine 124GSM Ph1 S2
Year 2
MEDI991Medicine 124Not available in 2017
MEDI992Medicine 224Not available in 2017
Year 3
MEDI992Medicine 224Not available in 2017
MEDI993Medicine 324Not available in 2017
Year 4
MEDI993Medicine 324Not available in 2017
MEDI994Medicine 424Not available in 2017 

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.

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 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

Further information is available at:
Course Finder
Email: smah-students@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 10 November, 2016