The Doctor of Medicine and Surgery,
, (MChD) is an AQF Level 9 Extended qualification, leading to pre-registration as a junior doctor. It aims to produce graduates who are committed to compassionate, ethical health care and the expansion of medical knowledge. The MChD is underpinned by four themes.
covers a vast scope of ever changing and expanding knowledge that forms the basis of modern medicine.
ensures the acquisition of knowledge is accompanied by communication skills, the ability to examine patients and critically appraise information.
addresses the relationship between humans, their society and environment.
develops these vital skills of a good doctor.The curriculum is built on important frameworks that explore the social foundations of medicine, develop understanding of the indigenous health context in Australia, and provide insights and experience in health care in rural and/or remote Australian settings. Consistent with the research intensive nature of ANU, our program also develops the research skills of our students and provides opportunity for high achieving students to pursue a concurrent research focused degree.