Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Admission Pathway
CQUniversity - Rockhampton

Course outline

CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) is an innovative course, designed for school leavers, that will provide a contextualised curriculum to prepare students for a future medical career. Upon successful completion of the course within three years and with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or more, students will gain direct entry into The University of Queensland’s regionally-based Doctor of Medicine Program. The University of Queensland’s Doctor of Medicine is a program of four years duration, full time, delivered within the Central Queensland and Wide Bay regions. The Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) has been made possible by an Australian first university and hospital partnership between CQU, UQ and the Central Queensland and Wide Bay Hospital and Health Services.

Students will build knowledge in the structure and function of the human body and develop a conceptual understanding of what happens when diseases, infections and clinical disorders occur. In the first year, students will study the foundations of medical science in the subjects of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and biochemistry. In second and third years, students will apply the knowledge of first-year subjects to medically focused subjects of cell biology, microbiology, immunology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical imaging. Community placements, clinical immersion experiences and work-integrated learning opportunities with health service providers in Central Queensland and Wide Bay are offered throughout the course to prepare students for their career in medicine.

CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) and UQ’s regionally based Doctor of Medicine are offered in Central Queensland and Wide Bay, so students form local connections and networks throughout their studies with CQUniversity that continue on as they progress into UQ’s Doctor of Medicine and into their medical career.

For more course information, visit Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine).

Note

Available in Rockhampton and Bundaberg this innovative course is designed for school leavers and provides a limited number of places as a provisional entry pathway into The University of Queensland’s regionally based Doctor of Medicine program.

Other requirements

The course also includes work placements. Students must satisfy specific pre-clinical safety and security requirements prior to each placement, including a clear criminal record check, valid Blue Card, and must disclose any condition that may put themselves or the public, at significant risk whilst on placement. Students are required to ensure that all immunisations as per requirements of the placement provider are completed before they proceed on work placement. Students are required to meet all mandatory requirements to attend work placements. For full course requirements, visit Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine).

Admissions Criteria

This course is available to applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C); Applicant must be a Current Year 12 student; Interview; Portfolio

Fixed closing date

Applications close 30 September 2022.

Additional entry requirements

This course is designed for recent school leavers. To be eligible to apply for entry to this course, students must be graduating high school in the year of application. Applicants must have attended a semi-structured interview with CQUniversity’s Office of Indigenous Engagement in the year of application and applicants who are selected for interview (MMI) must complete the MMI as part of that year’s selection process. A detailed summary of the admission pathway including the process to be selected for an interview and selection for an offer of a place in the course can be found in the CQUni Entry Admission (PDF).

Recommended study
Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent; One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent.
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

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

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

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

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Career opportunities

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine) course within three years, and with a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or more, you will gain direct entry into The University of Queensland’s regionally-delivered Doctor of Medicine Program. This course provides a provisional pathway for graduate entry into the UQ MD and facilitates the opportunity for students to study medicine in regional Queensland.

Course Code
888002
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$8338 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

Location
Rockhampton & surrounds