Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery MBBS

Entry Level

Undergraduate

Location

Bentley, Western Australia, Australia

Duration

5 years

Important Dates

For entry in 2023, applications open in April 2022 and close on 14 October 2022. For further details please refer to the 2023 admissions guide.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Curtin has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry pathway and applications are submitted directly to the Curtin Medical School (Discipline of Medicine).

Applicants who satisfy the minimum academic requirements or who are currently studying and expecting to satisfy the minimum academic requirements will be contacted to attend a 2 day Pre-Admissions program called “Ngullar Moorditj Koorliny” in Nyungar language which translates to “Our Strong Journey Forward” at the medical school facility on Bentley campus where applicants will be assessed for key personal attributes necessary for success in the MBBS course through various engaging activities.

Attending this program will also give candidates a better understanding of the learning and teaching in the MBBS course at Curtin Medical School and various support services available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students.

University

Curtin University

Contact Information

Overview

This course can lead to many careers in the medical profession. Your studies will focus on biomedical sciences and clinical sciences, as well as healthcare in settings such as primary care, hospitals and aged care. You will also study Indigenous health, population health and professional development concepts.

In your first year, you’ll complete discipline-based subjects in medicine and begin developing skills in clinical communication. You will also develop skills in interprofessional practice by learning alongside other health sciences students.

Your second and third years will be devoted to a more intensive study of medical knowledge that focuses on the structure and function of the human body in health and disease.

In your fourth year, you’ll transition from the Curtin campus into a clinical setting, and work with people from all age groups under clinical supervision in hospital and community settings, including in rural and remote locations.

Your final year will be in clinical settings where you will work as a member of a healthcare team in preparation for your internship once you graduate.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Admissions

Entry Level

Undergraduate

This undergraduate course is an entry level course at university. Most students apply as school leavers, but you can also apply as a mature age student, who has completed at least one year full time study at university or on successful completion of a degree at a university. You can also apply on completion of the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course offered through Curtin University’s Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

Entry Criteria

Selection into the course is based on a holistic assessment based on all information available for each candidate including academic marks (competitive ATAR/course Weighted Average/Grade Point Average), successful completion of the required pre-requisite subject, written application form, confirmation of aboriginality and the outcome of various assessments completed through the 2-day pre-admissions program.

Preparation Course

The university offers a 12 month Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Sciences Enabling course offered through the Centre for Aboriginal Studies. This course is designed to provide a pre-entry pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students into undergraduate courses within the Faculty of Health Sciences, including medicine, and aims to give you the skills and confidence to pursue higher education in the fields of medicine and health sciences in a culturally appropriate environment. Successful completion of this course also helps in meeting the Chemistry pre-requisite for the MBBS course. However, completion of this enabling program does not guarantee entry into medicine.

Essential Course Prerequisites

Chemistry ATAR or equivalent.

Pathways

Indigenous Entry Pathway

Curtin has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry pathway and applications are submitted directly to the Curtin Medical School (Medicine). Applicants are not required to sit the UCAT ANZ test.

Applicants who satisfy the minimum academic requirements will be contacted to2 day Pre-Admissions program called “Ngullar Moorditj Koorliny” in Nyungar language which translates to “Our Strong Journey Forward” at the medical school facility on Bentley campus where applicants will be assessed for key personal attributes necessary for success in the MBBS course through various engaging activities.

Attending this program will also give candidates a better understanding of the learning and teaching in the MBBS course at Curtin Medical School as well as experience visits to local clinical sites for medical students such as a key teaching hospital and Aboriginal health service. In addition candidates will have a chance to understand various support services and opportunities available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Those applying via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entry pathway are not required to sit the UCAT ANZ test, although they’re encouraged. Applicants should also assess their capacity to meet the inherent requirements and professional behaviour requirements of the MBBS course.

Successful completion of the Indigenous Pre-Medicine and Health Science Enabling Course may be necessary for some applicants. These applicants however, will have to re-apply for the Medicine course and go through the selection process.

Support

Essential Course Prerequisites

Chemistry ATAR or equivalent. Please refer to the 2023 Domestic Medicine Admissions Guide for more information.

What assistance is available to me?

Assistance is offered through the Centre for Aboriginal Studies; a range of student support services offered are detailed here. Support is also available through the Indigenous engagement team in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

University Scholarships

For information on scholarships offered by Curtin University, please refer to the scholarships webpage.

Accommodation

Curtin Perth On-campus accommodation

Financial Assistance

See financial assistance information here.

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