Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Entry Level



Townsville, Queensland, Australia


6 years

Important Dates

JCU Applications close September.


James Cook University (JCU)

College of Medicine and Dentistry

James Cook University
Townsville QLD 4811

Contact Information


The six year full-time undergraduate degree is a comprehensive program with integrated instruction in biomedical sciences, professional practice and clinical medicine. The course aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards, who can progress to medical practice and to further studies in medical specialties. The course places special emphasis on rural, remote and Indigenous health and tropical medicine.

The course is based at the Townsville campus for the first three years. Year 4 is delivered at Cairns and Townsville, with approximately half of the time spent in classroom based activities and half spent in hospitals and health services, including an eight week rural placement. The majority of students in Years 5 and 6 relocate for the entire two years to other School of Medicine and Dentistry teaching sites such as Cairns, Mackay and Darwin. In Years 5 and 6, students spend most of their learning time in hospitals and health services.


Entry Level

An undergraduate course is an entry level course at university. Most students go from year 12, but you can also apply as a mature age student, or have done an enabling course or previous study at TAFE. You can also do an undergraduate course if you have already done a degree, but in a different field. In medicine, undergraduate courses are 5 or 6 years long.

Entry Criteria

Based on academic marks, outcome of a structured interview and the successful completion of required pre-requisite subjects.

Preparation Course


Additional Information

  • Candidates will be selected for an interview on the basis of their application and academic results.
  • You need to have successfully completed the pre-requisite subjects of English, Maths B and Chemistry or the interstate equivalent. The study of Physics and Biology is highly desirable.
  • All applications must be made online through QTAC.
  • A written application form must be submitted directly to JCU Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences.

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