Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathway to Medicine)
CQUniversity - Bundaberg

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.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may choose to apply for this course via the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Admission pathway.

This course has strict enrolment requirements. Successful applicants must accept the offer and enrol in units with CQU by the date stated on the offer letter. If you fail to do so, or if you withdraw from your units within this course, your offer will be revoked. This requirement applies irrespective of whether you accepted conditionally or unconditionally in your QTAC application.

Other requirements

The course includes work placement. 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

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.

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

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications for this course close Friday, 27 September 2024.

Additional entry requirements

This course is designed for school leavers. To be eligible to apply for entry to this course, applicants must be graduating high school in the year of application.

Applicants will need to sit the UCAT ANZ before applying for this course. Applicants must have a competitive University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) aggregate score. The minimum UCAT ANZ score the University requires will vary each year, determined by the performance of all applicants competing for a place in the Pathway to Medicine course.

Applicants must have a minimum adjusted ATAR of 95.00 (or equivalent), or higher.

Shortlisted applicants must attend a multiple mini interview (MMI).

Entry is competitive with limited places available. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

A detailed summary of the admission pathway including the process to be selected for an interview and selection for an offer into the course can be found in the CQUni Entry Admission (PDF).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

99.70

98.45

90.40

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

99.95

95.40

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, 2024

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

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

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, students 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
888001
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

Fee
CSP/$9303 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

3 years Full time

Location
Wide Bay/Burnett