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What will I learn?

This double degree program enables school leavers without an undergraduate degree to pursue a career in medicine. The program provides a high standard of academic, clinical and professional medical training to equip graduates with the skills necessary to take up positions as hospital interns and thereby qualify for medical registration in Australia.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics, practicals and workshops in the evolution of biological diversity, the molecular basis of life, legal and ethical aspects of health care, and human physiology and structure
  • topics, workshops and practicals in either chemical structure and bonding, and modern chemistry, or general chemistry, and chemistry for the life sciences
  • topics, workshops and practicals towards either your health sciences or medical science focus.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics, practicals and workshops in biochemistry, molecular biology, communication for improved patient care, and human physiology
  • topics, workshops and practicals towards either your health sciences or medical science focus
  • a selection of electives in health or medical science, including nutrition and dietetics, paramedic science, immunology and microbiology, biotechnology, or disability studies, depending on your focus.

Third to sixth years

Typical third to sixth years may include:

  • themes in the interaction between doctor and patient including practicals and clinical placements
  • themes in knowledge of health and illness including practicals
  • themes in health professions and society, covering socially responsible health practice, clinical research foundations, and advanced studies
  • a theme introducing you to clinical practice, including practicals and a clinical placement
  • clinical performance topics including clinical and industry placements
  • option topics in research or coursework
  • a professional induction to clinical practice.

Your career

To qualify for registration with the Medical Board of Australia, on graduation you will need to complete a year as a hospital intern. Internship allocations in South Australia are managed by South Australian Medical Education and Training.

In addition to pursuing further training in a wide range of medical specialities, graduates may work in research, public health or community aid around the world, or in health administration.

Potential occupations include:

  • medical intern
  • general practitioner
  • hospital medical officer
  • medical specialist
  • general practitioner in urban, rural and remote settings.

Which department am I in?

College of Medicine and Public Health



Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
A$40,000.00 (US$ 28,660) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2021


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the High School Diploma with SAT minimum score of 1500 with a minimum of 500 in each band, ACT minimum composite score of 21. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 60 Overall with 18 Speaking, 21 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Scale (CES): 169 Overall with 169 Writing, 169 Speaking; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking.

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

Additional entry requirements: International applicants must sit the International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) and achieve minimum secondary school results set by the Admissions Committee for the Doctor of Medicine and the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences / Doctor of Medicine.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall with 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Writing, 7.0 Reading, 7.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 96 Overall with 24 Speaking, 24 Writing, 24 Reading, 24 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 65 Overall with 65 Speaking, 65 Writing, 65 Reading, 65 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): C

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About this uni

Flinders University ranked 1st in South Australia for teaching quality, learning engagement and student support.

  • Among top 300 - THE World University Rankings 2020
  • Home to over 5000 international students
  • Based in Adelaide one of the most liveable cities in the world
  • Over 300 study options to choose from