Bachelor of Medical Science
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

This highly competitive degree provides secondary school leavers with a two-year accelerated pathway to provisional entry to the Griffith Doctor of Medicine. To gain entry, you must successfully complete all requirements of the program, with a GPA of at least 5.0. As a student of this degree, you will develop knowledge and skills in medical and clinical sciences and their application to the practice of medicine, biomedical research and healthcare services. Courses include anatomy, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, metabolism, molecular genetic, epidemiology, immunology, infectious disease, pharmacology and interpersonal skills, as well as an opportunity to undertake a research project. In your first and second years, you’ll also learn to integrate and apply the knowledge learned in the first and second year in the course – Integrative Medical Sciences. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Medical Science at GU .


In this degree, students study over three trimesters each year, completing the program in two years. The Doctor of Medicine is an extended Masters program (AQF level 9).

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Other requirements

Important offer advice: Should you receive an offer into this program you will be required to enrol into classes* within a short timeframe. This information will be included in your Starting@Griffith email and expressed in the number of days from the day of issue of your email and is in line with the offer response date in your QTAC offer email. Please note that the number of days can vary depending on when the offer was made. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally. If you do not enrol* into at least one class for your program by 5pm on the response day your offer will lapse. Lapsed offers are not automatically reinstated and reinstatement is subject to available places.

*Enrolling into classes means that you are advising when you are attending class/es. Enrolment must be submitted.

Admissions Criteria

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English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.; Current or Recent Year 12 with no previous attempt at tertiary study

Fixed closing date

New applications lodged after 9 December 2022 may not be assessed in time for the January offer round. Applications for this program close 30 December 2022, so applicants may add this program to their preferences until this date, however no guarantee is given that applications will be assessed in time for the January offer round. After 30 December 2022, no new applicants can apply, but existing applicants can reorder this preference. Late offers after the January offer round will only be made if places remain in the program.

Additional entry requirements

This program is for 2022 Year 12 applicants or applicants who completed Year 12 no more than three years prior to application and who have not previously attempted tertiary study at diploma level or higher. Applicants who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander should visit First Peoples Health Pathway for information regarding First Peoples Selection and Admissions Guidelines for Griffith Health Programs. Griffith Guaranteed Admission Schemes do not apply to this program.

Assumed knowledge

Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

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Career opportunities

If you progress to the Doctor of Medicine, you will be preparing for a career in specialist clinical practice, primary care medicine, medical, translational and clinical research and healthcare services.


The Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) recognises graduates of this award.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$8000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

2 years Full time

Gold Coast