The Doctor of Medicine (MD) program assumes applicants have prior knowledge of cell and tissue biology as well as system physiology.
If you're applying for the MD program, you will need to satisfy prerequisite requirements in these subjects before you enter the program.
All applicants, including domestic and international students, need to successfully complete the following prerequisite courses (or equivalent) to progress into UQ's MD program:
- Integrative Cell and Tissue Biology
- Systems Physiology
Approved equivalent prerequisite courses and programs
If you're unable to complete the 2 prerequisite courses at UQ, there may be equivalent courses or programs offered at UQ and other institutions that meet the MD subject prerequisite requirements. Download the relevant PDF to see if your course meets the requirements.
If your program or course doesn't appear on the MD prerequisites PDF, you can request a prerequisite assessment to check that your program or course meets requirements.
Request a prerequisite assessment
Throughout your undergraduate degree, we recommend you study a course in:
While it isn’t required, knowledge in these fields will provide a solid foundation for you to build on while you study the MD.
Recommended bachelor degrees
If you intend to apply for the provisional entry pathway, there are several recommended programs to prepare you for the MD. All of the programs listed include the required prerequisite courses, or allow you to complete the prerequisites as electives.
The recommended programs have been organised into 3 different categories. You can choose from these based on your interests.
Programs with a professional health registration
These programs include the prerequisites you'll need for the MD:
Programs specialising in health and science
These programs include the prerequisites you'll need for the MD or allow you to choose prerequisites or equivalent courses as electives:
Programs that allow you to explore wider interests
These programs allow you to choose prerequisites or equivalent courses as electives:
If you have questions about completing these prerequisites or need advice on which program to choose, get in touch with the Future Students Contact Centre.
If you have any questions about prerequisite assessment requests, you can email the Faculty of Medicine at email@example.com.