Further your knowledge with the Griffith School of Medicine

The Griffith School of Medicine is committed to the highest standards of learning and teaching across our multiple academic programs and courses. These include the Doctor of Medicine, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate programs in public health, health services management, paramedicine and academic health practice.  Our School is renowned for innovative learning activities, emphasising the human dimensions of health practice. We achieve this through extensive use of small group and simulation-based learning, as well as by focusing on interprofessional learning, where you learn with, from and about students in multiple health programs. Working with students of other health professions will allow you to gain the real-world skills you will need to collaborate effectively in practice after graduation.

The School's Learning and Teaching Committee, chaired by the Deputy Head of School (Learning & Teaching), Professor Gary Rogers, oversees the quality of our learning and teaching programs and courses.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Over 600 scholarships are available to new and continuing students.

Student experience

Paramedicine at Griffith University

What it is like to learn how to be a paramedic at Griffith University?

Lachlan Thompson - Medicine graduate

Find out what the Griffith University Medicine program is really like.

Studying Health Services Management

Mark Avery, Discipline Head & Program Director and current Health Services Management students discuss the experience of studying with the Health Services Management team at Griffith University.

From Griffith to indigenous general practice

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery alumnus Dr Samarra Toby couldn't be prouder of the growth of her alma mater. She was amongst the first cohort of medicine students to graduate from Griffith in 2008, after the program's launch in 2005. Now Samarra, 32 and living on the Sunshine Coast, says she is loving her job as a GP for the Moreton Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service, a part of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector and the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health.

International Opportunities

Be involved and participate in Griffith’s international experiences. The School of Medicine has several international opportunities integrated within its programs, some offering course credit towards your degree as you travel and utilise your health experience overseas, as well as learning about work in an international context.

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Global connections - Public Health

Medicine

Graduates of our program will normally be eligible for limited registration and will receive full registration by Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency when they've successfully completed a subsequent one year internship in the Australian hospital system. Our medicine graduates are primed for multiple opportunitties.

Paramedicine

Demand for paramedics in South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales currently exceeds supply and is expected to do so in the foreseeable future. Our ageing population and the general population growth in these regions, plus projected expanded scope-of- practice for paramedics, will continue to drive the need for increased ambulance services.

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

The importance and impact of interventions in public health means the sector requires professionally educated, experienced health services management people to take leading roles. Managers, clinicians, governments and owners of health facilities need qualifications in health management. There are many avenues for management careers, and many general and specialist management roles for people at national and international levels.

PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH PROMOTION

Public health extends to almost every aspect of human life and collective social systems, meaning there's a strong demand for public health professionals. Our students are qualified for positions such as health promotion officer or public health officer, which are recognised professions under the Health Practitioners' (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement 2011.

CLINICAL PLACEMENTS

From Trimester 1, Year 1, you will participate in clinical placements. This will start with 'Health in the Community'. In Year 2, you will undertake bedside teaching placements and also start General Practice (GP) placements. In Years 3 and 4, you will primarily be based within a hospital setting, where the emphasis will be on clinical skills, patient management and professional behaviour.

The School of Medicine works in collaboration with the following hospital sites:

  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • QEII Jubilee Hospital
  • The Tweed Heads Hospital
  • QRME Longlook Program (various rural hospital placements)

Students may only attend their clinical placement if all placement compliance requirements have been completed prior to the placement occurring (see pre-placement checklist below).

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