Doctor of Medicine

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This degree will help you take your first step on the road to becoming a doctor. Through a combination of Team-based learning, small group practical and clinical skills sessions, plus extensive clinical placements and considerable online resources, you will develop the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary to succeed as an intern. As a graduate, you will be caring and competent and have a fundamental understanding of the science of medicine.You will develop communication skills and learn about the art and science of medicine in its wider social and ethical context. You will take part in extensive clinical placements in healthcare facilities ranging from rural settings through to the Gold Coast University Hospital and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. You will also develop an understanding of the importance of lifelong learning and learn how to be resourceful in seeking information and adapting to new technologies.The Doctor of Medicine is an AQF Level 9 Masters Extended degree.MD/PhD pathwayThis pathway will allow a small number of MD students (5 to 10 students) to complete the first two years of the program before commencing two years of full time PhD work in clinical research related to a range of fields such as neuropsychiatry, pathology, neurology, primary health care, health economics, cardiology, indigenous health, medical education and medical ethics. The program will incorporate clinical/bedside teaching plus reintegration to the MD component while they are doing the PhD research project. Candidates would then recommence the normal MD program to complete Medicine 3 and Medicine 4 of the MD whilst completing the PhD part-time. Students will be eligible for PhD scholarships.


  • Applied Communications, Law and Ethics
  • Clinical Medicine Year 3
  • Clinical Medicine Year 4
  • Community Clinical Practice and Clinical Elective
  • Community Clinical Practice and Directed Elective
  • Community Medicine and Professional Practice 1
  • Community Medicine and Professional Practice 2
  • Community Medicine and Professional Practice 3
  • Foundations of Medicine 1
  • Foundations of Medicine 2
  • Foundations of Medicine 3
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice 1
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice 3
  • Medicine 1
  • Medicine 2
  • Medicine 3
  • Medicine 4
  • Preparation for Research and Leadership
  • Standard pathway with 80 credit points of advanced standing

Standard entry requirements

Any Bachelor degree or other key degree (5.0 GPA) and GAMSAT (minimum score of 50 in each section) and GUMSAA


Normally credit will not be granted in this program. However, credit transfer in lieu of prior studies will only be awarded in instances where the relevant Dean or nominee determines that the study is equivalent in level and content to courses in the program. Such studies normally would have been completed in an equivalent medical program.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $300,000 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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