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University of Tasmania / 塔斯马尼亚大学
Study MBBS at University of Tasmania
About the University of Tasmania

The University:
  • Founded in 1890
  • One of the oldest Universities in Australia
  • 2 main campuses
  • Hobart is our largest campus with 10,000 students
  • Launceston is our second largest campus with 6,000 students
Arts Building Launceston Campus Student Population:
  • Total student population of over 19,000
  • 15,000 Australian students
  • 2,000 international students from over 70 countries, on campus in Tasmania
  • a further 1,300 students studying UTAS courses in 6 countries
  • World-class research accomplishments
  • A high proportion of Australian Research Grants are received annually for research initiatives, (top ten in Australia)
  • 20 centres of excellence and research institutions affiliated with the University
  • Over 1,000 PhD students currently studying in Tasmania
  • Central Science Laboratory provides technical assistance and access to sophisticated analysing equipment.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Tuition Fees: $41,000 a year x 5 years

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M3N)

Duration: 5 years
Location: Hobart

Study Areas
Studies in this degree are based around five themes:
  • Human health and disease
  • Communication and collaboration
  • Community health and disease
  • Personal and professional development
  • Integration
In the first 3 years, students will undertake predominantly campus-based learning programs, including lectures, tutorials and practical classes, with exposure to patient contact in a variety of environments. Year 3 will provide the transitional year to clinical settings and Years 4 and 5 will involve the students in a series of clinical rotations including some electives.

The curriculum uses a learner-centred approach; specifically it seeks to help students realign their thinking in response to encounters with new information or situations. Teaching and learning strategies have been designed to challenge students to explore their current concepts and develop new thinking.

Another important principle is that of 'situated' learning, which encourages engagement and enhances recall. There will be a focus on regular (weekly) Case Based Learning activities to aid integration and highlight important concepts. Furthermore, patient contact will be introduced in the first year and be experienced in a variety of environments, exposing students to a range of health-care practices with an emphasis on community, particularly rural learning. This experience will produce graduates with the flexibility to adapt to a range of health-care environments in their future careers. Learning in conjunction with other health professionals will be encouraged, to assist graduates develop team skills and foster a multi-disciplinary approach to health-care.

Special Requirements
Excellent grades in English , Chemistry , Biology and Maths.
Only 20 foreign students are accepted a year. Students will be interviewed and pre-selected applicants may be requested to sit the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT).
By accepting an offer of a place in this course you agree (provided that positions are available and unless directed otherwise) to complete at least one of your final years at the Rural Clinical School.

Career opportunities
The profession of Medicine offers a diverse range of career opportunities. On completion of the MBBS, graduates work in an approved hospital undertaking general medical training as an intern. Graduates can then choose to specialise in one of a number of fields such as anaesthesia, dermatology, obstetrics and gynaecology, geriatric medicine, paediatrics, pathology, psychiatry, radiology and surgery.

Medical practitioners may work in private practice on their own, in group practices, in community health centres and in public and private hospitals. Graduates may also become medical administrators in hospitals or government departments, or medical academics and/or researchers involved with teaching or medical research.

To apply, please complete this form online and we will follow-up with you as soon as possible.

For more information, please contact Mdm Lily Kong at