Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

This comprehensive six-year program covers the crucial requirements of an Australian medical degree in depth, with special emphasis on tropical medicine and the health of rural and remote communities and Indigenous Australians. Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery graduates can work as interns in Australian or New Zealand hospitals and take further training in any branch of medicine. Solid clinical experience begins early with placement in rural locations and regional cities. Students take fifth and sixth year in clinical school sites such as Cairns, Mackay, Darwin and Townsville.


144 credit points


  • Medicine
  • Surgery

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C), mathematical methods (Units 3/4,C), chemistry (Units 3/4,C), interview (by invitation). Students must also meet requirements for placement: immunisation
  • Current Provide First Aid Certificate
  • Suitability to Work with Children Card (Blue Card)
  • Australian Federal Police check


Australian Medical Council (AMC); the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

Study pathways

Honours is offered to students who meet the stated criteria, available on a full- or part-time basis.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Townsville International: $347,280 No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 6
  • Part-time

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