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Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

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Our faculty has an international reputation for research and innovation, providing you with unrivalled access to various clinical environments.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
6 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb
Domestic Fees
$16,006 per year

About this course

Our faculty has an international reputation for research and innovation, providing you with unrivalled access to various clinical environments. This Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) programme is accredited by the Australian Medical Council on behalf of the Medical Council of New Zealand. Entry into the MBChB is limited and competitive. You will be selected on the basis of academic merit, University Clinical Aptitude Test for Australia and New Zealand (UCAT ANZ) performance and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI). There are 257 domestic places available each year. There are two application categories for entry into the MBChB: School leavers cannot apply directly into the MBChB, they are advised to apply via First Year entry. Please note:

Study locations

Grafton

Course structure

  • The MBChB is a six-year programme including Year One (Part I) of the Bachelor of Health Sciences or the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (105 points).
  • In Year One (Part I) one 15-point course is required from the General Education Schedule approved for this degree.
  • In Year Two (Part II) you are required to complete a core course that focuses on the basic medical and health sciences while being introduced to professional and clinical aspects of medical practice (120 points).
  • In Year Three (Part III) you have two core courses: Medical Humanities and a course focussing on human health and illness (120 points).
  • In Year Four (Part IV) you learn predominantly in hospital and community environments, with rotating study in a number of disciplines for 35 to 42 weeks of the year (120 points).
  • In Year Five (Part V) you may apply to study on the year-long regional-rural programme (Pūkawakawa) based in Whangarei and small surrounding rural environments in Northland. You are required to complete a five-week elective (120 points).
  • In Year Six (Part VI) you complete an 8-week Elective. You are strongly encouraged to complete this overseas. In this year there is also the opportunity to undertake an 11-week Research Project (120 points).
  • All six years must be passed in their entirety before you are permitted to graduate with the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB).

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