Medicine is intellectually rewarding, challenging and inspiring. It requires critical problem-solving, teamwork and integrity.
Medical practitioners are passionately interested in wellbeing, and work to protect and promote the health of individuals and communities. They are dedicated to alleviating pain and suffering, and caring for vulnerable people.
What will you do?
The Bachelor of Medical Studies provides the foundation knowledge and skills needed to excel in health care. Learning in partnership with outstanding clinicians in our state-of-the-art Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, you will:
work in small groups to address scenario-based problems relating to common and important individual, community, Indigenous and global health issues
gain valuable exposure to real-world clinical practice and develop your own safe and effective clinical skills in cutting-edge simulation facilities
investigate the social determinants of health and health behaviours
learn to evaluate the health status of individuals and populations
acquire a solid foundation in research skills and evidence-based care
learn collaboratively in interprofessional teams with nursing students.
You will also gain a deep understanding of how our health care system works. This includes from the ‘consumer’ perspective; from semester one you’ll have the opportunity to see patients and learn about their interactions with various health services and providers.
Where could it take you?
This is the first part of our medicine program; upon completion, you’ll gain direct entry into our Doctor of Medicine. Together, these degrees will qualify you to practise medicine anywhere in Australia and throughout most of the world.
The Medical program at the University of Adelaide has a six-year full-time duration which leads to the awards of Bachelor of Medical Studies and Doctor of Medicine. Entry to the Doctor of Medicine is based on completion of the Bachelor of Medical Studies at the Unviersity of Adelaide.
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