JCU Medicine is a leader in socially accountable medicine. Be equipped with the skills to make an impact. You could improve healthcare in underserved communities or make life-changing discoveries. JCU graduates are ready for a highly rewarding career with adventure, skills and impact.
Make a difference
Make an impact in regional, rural, remote and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. JCU Medicine students learn while improving the health of underserved communities. Develop a wide breadth of skills to prepare you to work in any setting from the outback to the city.
Experience has no substitute
Consolidate theoretical study with hands-on clinical placements from your first year. Gain valuable experience with extended placements in diverse communities, from the outback to the Torres Strait.
Ready today for tomorrow
Rated five stars for overall student experience*, JCU’s Medicine students receive extensive training with over 4000 hours of clinical practice. Graduates are well equipped with strong clinical skills to work in any setting and are highly sought after by employers.
*Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area
Choose your own path
Gain expertise and research techniques across a broad range of clinical and biological fields, including anatomy, infection control, disease prevention, biochemical processes, health promotion and medical ethics.
Set for success
Achieve your best and be well supported throughout your degree with JCU Medicine’s experienced and passionate educators. Graduate with confidence from the University ranked #1 in Australia for skills development in medicine.*
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Become a leader in socially-accountable medicine, graduating as a highly regarded, work-ready health professional. JCU’s Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery is the only six-year undergraduate medical course offered in Northern Australia.
Learn how to provide expert nursing care to patients and communities. Communicate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and plan and implement contemporary nursing care at an individual and community level.
Gain specialist skills for an exciting and rewarding career with the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval at JCU. Graduate with the expertise to manage patient transportation in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters in both domestic and international contexts.
Learn how to improve clinical teaching in all health professions, including medicine, nursing, dentistry and allied health. You will develop a conceptual framework for teaching, learning and research in the health context and across multiple health professions.
Gain a valued qualification from a leading university in rural and remote health in Australia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. This course is for health professionals who aspire to work in a lead role in health education and research.
Enrich your career by specialising in public health issues relevant to tropical Australia and its near neighbours. Gain valuable skills important for delivering health outcomes to rural and tropical areas.
Expand your technical proficiency to design, manage, and evaluate rehabilitation plans for individuals and communities in culturally diverse populations. You will learn to develop solutions for complex problems in health professional practice.
JCU’s Graduate Diploma of Rural Generalist Practice provides Allied Health professionals with a pathway for advancing their academic and clinical expertise in a wide range of community and clinical settings.
Make a difference to global futures with the University ranked #1 in the world for collaborative partnerships for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).* Gain the expertise and specialist skills needed to help direct development initiatives like poverty alleviation, sustainable planning, and global health. * Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020
This course is for health professionals who aspire to work in a leadership role in health education and research. Become a leader in improving clinical teaching and education research in all health professions including medicine, nursing, dentistry, and allied health.
This joint degree offers leadership and management training, combined with a range of public health skills. It is designed for health professionals with a suitable undergraduate degree or recognised professional qualification in a relevant discipline.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
I was always interested in rural medicine and I have been keen on studying tropical medicine and JCU offered both. The programme was a perfect fit for me. When I looked at JCU Medicine’s placement program I was impressed as it gives us ample opportunities to gain hands-on experience and prepares us well for the future....
Dr Ari Isman
Bachelor of Medicine
I think if you want to study medicine in Australia you have to look at all your options and JCU is really highly regarded. Speaking to my colleagues, not just in the regional setting but down south in Sydney, everyone regards medical students that have graduated from JCU as being very well prepared for work life.
Associate Professor Peter Johnson
Head of Medical Education
Our JCU course actually has one of the highest number of placement hours of any course in Australia. We pride ourselves on being able to produce graduates who are extremely work ready and hit the ground running.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
JCU’s strong thread of social justice throughout the entire medical degree is really unique and has definitely made the study of medicine more meaningful for me.
Dr Renee Cremen
Medical Superintendent for Babinda Multi-Purpose Health Service
JCU students are ready to step through the doors of a rural facility like Babinda, which is a multipurpose health service, and become one of the team. The confidence they have and the ability to apply their skills and knowledge is very evident.