The MBBS Admissions Guide contains information about admissions criteria, requirements and eligibility. It is imperative that applicants familiarise themselves with the guide to ensure they understand the requirements of the admission and application process. When you apply for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, you will be required to submit supplementary documents with your application. Please visit the MBBS application requirements section for further information and to view the MBBS Admissions Guide. The Admissions Guide is subject to change throughout the admission period, it is recommended that you check back regularly for updates.
This course can lead to many careers in the medical profession. Your studies will focus on biomedical sciences and clinical sciences, as well as healthcare in settings such as primary care, hospitals and aged care. You will also study Indigenous health, population health and professional development concepts.
In your first year, you'll complete discipline-based subjects in medicine and begin developing skills in clinical communication. You will also develop skills in interprofessional practice by learning alongside other health sciences students.
Your second and third years will be devoted to a more intensive study of medical knowledge that focuses on the structure and function of the human body in health and disease.
In your fourth year, you'll transition from the Curtin campus into a clinical setting, and work with people from all age groups under clinical supervision in hospital and community settings, including in rural and remote locations.
Your final year will be in clinical settings where you will work as a member of a healthcare team in preparation for your internship once you graduate.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
Additional pathways to study medicine are available for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander applicants, and for rural and equity applicants.
How this course will make you industry ready
Curtin recognises the complex issues facing the Western Australian health system, its workforce and the need for more doctors to be “generalists” in their orientation. This means we are committed to producing graduates who are better equipped to meet community needs, with primary care expertise, strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in interprofessional care teams.
What jobs can the Medicine, Surgery lead to?
- Medical practitioner.
- Aged care
- Community health
- General practice
- Mental health
- Rural health.
What you'll learn
- apply an understanding of normal development, disorders and diseases, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and scientific methods to the practice of medicine
- interpret clinical information to assess health status, formulate and explain a diagnosis, prioritise treatment based on effectiveness, provide management in consultation with the patient and carer/s, and reflect critically on health outcomes
- locate, critically evaluate and interpret evidence to inform clinical decision-making and clinical practice, and to improve the quality of health care, and health care systems
- communicate in different ways to: maintain interpersonal doctor/patient and inter-professional team relationships; ensure shared decision making in health outcomes; engage in health advocacy; and, advance health outcomes
- use appropriate technologies effectively in clinical practice and recognise the role of technology in advancing scientific knowledge and evidence-based practice
- discuss knowledge with colleagues, reflect on clinical practice, and plan on-going personal and professional development needs for self and others
- apply relevant internationally recognised evidence-based standards and practices in medicine, and evaluate the impact of global health on health and health care delivery in Australia
- demonstrate cultural competence with individuals, families and communities, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and account for the impact of culture on health and illness, including how one’s own beliefs, attitudes and practices can influence interactions with patients, carers and the wider community
- practice medicine in a professional and safe manner by: adhering to legal responsibilities and ethical principles; working effectively in health care teams; showing leadership; demonstrating a commitment to easing pain and suffering; promoting health and advocating for patients and their families