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.
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