Our Faculty is recognised globally for its provision of world-class education and research in medicine, public health and biomedical sciences and offers Australia’s largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers.

The integrated, case management and problem-based learning approach is entrenched with world class research scientists, facilities and investment.  Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, eHealth, Mental Health, Paramedicine, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health.  

Australia's largest medical program

Our faculty offers Australia’s largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers, where an integrated, case management-based learning approach is entrenched with world class research scientists, facilities and investment.

Partnering with the Queensland government and private health services, UQ has the strongest medical teaching and research presence throughout Queensland. Key clinical units in Brisbane and regional centres connect students and clinicians with rural and remote facilities via communication technology networks and local community engagement.

Offshore clinical schools enable students in New Orleans (USA) to benefit from UQ’s expertise and teaching excellence. Locally, graduate and student clinicians have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned researchers and boost the synergy between research and clinical care.

A new Doctor of Medicine Program (MD) was introduced in 2015, enhancing global opportunities for postgraduate medical students. The four-year postgraduate-MD will replace the current four-year undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program.

International opportunities for learning

Offshore clinical schools enable students in New Orleans (USA) to benefit from UQ’s expertise and teaching excellence. This includes opportunities for graduate and student clinicians to work with internationally renowned researchers and boost the synergy between research and clinical care.


International Case Study: The UQ - Ochsner Partnership

UQ Medicine has partnered with the Ochsner Health System, based in the southern United States city of New Orleans.

The venture offers US students the opportunity to complete a medical degree, while studying across continents in Australia and the US.

Each year, UQ recruits medical students, who are either US citizens or US permanent residents, for the UQ-Ochsner Program. The four-year MD Program, allows students to spend the first two pre-clinical years of study at UQ's Queensland campuses and the final two years of clinical study at UQ's Ochsner Clinical School.

In 2010, the UQ School of Medicine gained Australian Medical Council accreditation for the unique partnership with the Ochsner Health System, emphasising the school’s status as Australia's Global Medical School.

The UQ-Ochsner Program continues to grow, with 64 students now at the Ochsner Clinical School (34 fourth-year and 30 third-year students) and 188 students in Brisbane (84 second-year and 104 first-year students).

Leading programs in public health and related disciplines

Our School of Public Health offers some of the region's leading programs in public health and related disciplines, with its flagship degree, the Master of Public Health, preparing students for careers in public health leadership and health care.

Other postgraduate programs include the Masters of International Public Health, Master of Epidemiology, and Master of Biostatistics.

The Bachelor of Health Sciences program gives students a solid grounding across biomedicine, public health, health care ethics, behavioural sciences and the health care system, and provicds a pathway to non-clinical careers, as well as postgraduate studies in medicine, allied health, dietetics, and public health.

Queensland's strongest medical teaching and research presence

Partnering with the Queensland government and private health services, UQ has the strongest medical teaching and research presence throughout Queensland.

The School of Clinical Medicine contains eleven clinical units situated throughout Brisbane, whilst the Rural Clinical School contains four units in regional centres, giving students the opportunity to learn and practise the clinical skills needed to be highly competent doctors.

A further clinical school is located in New Orleans, USA offering students a unique opportunity to be part of a global medical school experience. 

Our students also benefit from the dedication and experience of more than 2500 Academic Title Holders who are doctors and other health specialists that work in some of Queensland's largest public and private hospitals. They contribute to teaching and research by training and mentoring students in real-life settings.