Western’s Doctor of Medicine is a five-year undergraduate entry degree that qualifies you to be a medical intern in Australia and New Zealand. This innovative degree combines problem-based learning and clinical practice with leading theory and research.
Taught out of our world-class facilities, our School of Medicine is one of the most advanced medical training centres in Australia.
Be a life saver
Advances in medicine rely on advances in knowledge. It’s why over 10 years ago Western created a new kind of School of Medicine. Since then, we’ve seen more than 600 graduates enter the medical profession and make a difference.
You will have access to state-of-the-art research facilities and our brand new neuroscience behavioural investigation laboratory. The Clinical Schools out of which you will be based, along with our Campbelltown campus, are brand new and purpose built specifically for our students. Four themes run throughout this course: patient care, health in the community, personal and professional development, and scientific basis of medicine. Clinical learning begins from the first weeks and as you work with and learn from real patients. You will be supported by small-group collaborative learning at the bedside and on campus that continues throughout the program. Applying the biomedical sciences to clinical problems, you will acquire and practice clinical and research skills as you build your portfolio of evidence of your learning.
You will extend and apply your knowledge and practical skills in full-time clinical and community placements, complete a scholarly project and build your clinical experience through placements in speciality and subspecialty medicine. These placements range from major metropolitan hospitals to general practices and Aboriginal medical services in rural and remote areas.
Graduates will be eligible for registration by the Medical Board of Australia and its equivalent in New Zealand following successful completion of a period of internship or supervised training. You will also be able to apply for registration in a number of overseas countries.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $63,800*
Delivery: On campus
Start your unlimited journey today.
Be ready for your internship and training in a speciality of your choosing.
As a graduate from this degree, you can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Medical Practice (General or Specialised Doctor)
- Medical Administration
- Medical Research
- Medical Teaching
General Practitioners diagnose and treat physical and mental illnesses, disorders and injuries. They recommend preventative action and refer patients to specialist Medical Practitioners, other health care workers, and social, welfare and support workers.
Medical Practitioners include occupations such as Dermatologists, Emergency Medicine Specialists, Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Ophthalmologists, Pathologists, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists, and Radiation Oncologists.
Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques. They can include Cardiologists, Oncologists, Endocrinologists, Neurologists, Paediatricians and other Specialities.
Medical teaching careers usually involve gaining an academic post in a university, but practising doctors also commonly teach as part of their work. You may be involved in the education of medical students, the training of resident medical officers, or the training of registrars.
Undertake clinical placements across Greater Western Sydney and rural NSW during your third to fifth years.
- Research facilities
- Anatomy lab
- Simulation labs
- Neuroscience behavioural investigation laboratory
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
Other study options
The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.